Seen elsewhere: an article I wrote called “5 Ways to Avoid Homeschooling Burnout” appeared at The Canadian Homeschooler.
Someday I’ll write a book called The Minimalist Homeschool, when I get up the nerve. I began a series of articles on the topic while on gestational incarceration in hospital awaiting the birth of my 27-weeker preemie. Unsurprisingly, I haven’t finished it. But I plan to expand that into an ebook.
Until then, you don’t need to change a thing about your homeschool to avoid burnout. There are simple things you can do to spark your enthusiasm and energy for homeschooling again.
Loved this article from VitaFamiliae about bullet journaling for real life. Lora Lynn is also a mom of 7 and homeschooler, and I completely agree with her take on making the BuJo work for you. See: simple bullet journaling. I ordered my new one yesterday!
How to Cook Sweet Potatoes, courtesy of Chocolate-Covered Katie. I’ve been doing it wrong my entire life, but no more. I eat sweet potatoes at least once a week so I’ll have plenty of opportunity to practice this.
Keeping kids sedentary for most of their waking hours is causing harm from WaPo. We live in a world where monkey bars are evil and sitting still is good, but we need to re-examine that. Good reminder, especially in winter when some kids may need a bit of a push to get outdoors.
“The thing is that the very movements we are restricting children from doing to keep them “safe” are the exact exercises I’ve used as a pediatric occupational therapist to help treat the increasingly “unsafe” behaviors seen by veteran teachers in the United States. Teachers are reporting increased aggressiveness at recess, decreased ability to regulate emotions of anger and frustration, constant tripping, frequent falling and decreased ability to attend in the classroom.”
Enjoy your long weekend, and be sure to flâner a little bit!