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Friday, August 6, 2010

Guest Post @ Homeschool Village

I had every intention of starting school last Monday. Guess what? It isn’t going to happen in the way that I had hoped. Despite my well-dreamed plans, things just haven’t fallen into place the way I had anticipated and truthfully I’m feeling a bit flustered. Overwhelmed. And I’d really like to take a nap ~ or several.

Today I’m going to give you a peek at a room in my house ~ a glimpse, and let you in on a little something.

I don’t have it all together…and I have picture proof to show you.

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  • Thanks. I love your honesty. It gives me hope that I can do this. This fall will be my first year homeschooling my two children (age 3 and 4). My biggest fear is that I am not "perfect" enough to keep up and be successful. Perfect meaning organized, clean house, follow through, caught up with laundry, etc....

    So thank you. Your post is a reminder that veteran homeschoolers struggle those same struggles and still have great success!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At August 6, 2010 at 7:21 AM  

  • Great words to remind Mom's to be gracious with themselves!

    Lots of love,
    Jill

    By Blogger Mom to 9 Blessings!, At August 6, 2010 at 7:52 AM  

  • Off to go read.. Thanks for being honest.. I have gotten some good planning done.. my issue now is that I don't know where/how to get my system all setup!

    By Blogger Lindsay, At August 6, 2010 at 8:01 AM  

  • Well that makes me feel great about my mess. :)If I hear my hubby complain, I can show him these pictures. :)Thanks for your honestly.

    By Blogger Jen@Scrapingirl, At August 6, 2010 at 8:44 AM  

  • We must be in the same mode, I took a BEFORE pic of my room 2 days ago and then went to town on it, much better now, but wow the summer took a huge toll on it! Is it wrong that i don't want to let the kids in there now?

    By Blogger Confessions Of A Homeschooler, At August 6, 2010 at 11:17 AM  

  • Wonderful post!

    By Blogger Kami, At August 6, 2010 at 2:56 PM  

  • Thank you for your wise words and this inspiring post! I have a room that looks like this too. I am hoping that my hubby can do something fun with the kids this weekend so I can clean and organize. :)

    By Blogger ValerieB, At August 7, 2010 at 12:44 AM  

  • You are so precious, Jolanthe! I am with you, Sweets. I have not committed to a "first day" just yet, because developing my site and figuring out the blogging thing has taken way more time than I thought it would. In addition, we moved a few months ago (ok, six months!) and I can barely walk through my garage. Ugh. Where are those books? Where is my sewing machine? Only the Lord knows for sure... I will be immersed in boxes this weekend. *sigh* Thanks for your candor; I feel better. :)

    By Blogger Stone Soup Robin, At August 7, 2010 at 1:02 AM  

  • thanks so much for sharing and for your honesty... as well as your message. This post is something that i will remember and pull out of my back pocket when I too compare myself and feel overwhelmed and not measuring up.

    By Blogger Debbie Stanton, At August 7, 2010 at 1:49 PM  

  • Thank you, thank you, thank you. That makes me feel so much better about the state of my house at the moment. I've been working for a few weeks to clean out/organize/purge, and I'm so happy with the progress that I have made so far. I had hoped to start school on Monday the 9th, but my husband told me he thought I needed one more week and so we will start on the 16th. I think that this last week will be a tremendous help to me. And I can't tell you how encouraging this post was to me! Thanks for being real! :)

    By Blogger Angela, At August 8, 2010 at 12:46 AM  

  • What a wonderful post...honest and refreshing. I always read blogs like yours and feel that I just can't keep up or do half the fabulous job you do. As it is, I still don't know HOW you get done all that you do...your printables, your blog, your lesson plans, taking care of your kids, house, husband....sleep! I always feel like a dog chasing my tail. I currently only "homeschool" (if you can really technically call it that) my younger 2 children....my other 2 go to public school because I don't feel that I could sufficiently teach them what they need to know AND I don't think they would be cooperative/receptive. I give you so much credit for what you do and you are just amazing. You have a phenomenal talent.

    By Blogger Carla, At August 8, 2010 at 5:31 PM  

  • What a wonderful post...honest and refreshing. I always read blogs like yours and feel that I just can't keep up or do half the fabulous job you do. As it is, I still don't know HOW you get done all that you do...your printables, your blog, your lesson plans, taking care of your kids, house, husband....sleep! I always feel like a dog chasing my tail. I currently only "homeschool" (if you can really technically call it that) my younger 2 children....my other 2 go to public school because I don't feel that I could sufficiently teach them what they need to know AND I don't think they would be cooperative/receptive. I give you so much credit for what you do and you are just amazing. You have a phenomenal talent.

    By Anonymous Carla, At December 15, 2010 at 12:58 PM  

  • Wonderful post!

    By Anonymous Kami, At December 15, 2010 at 12:58 PM  

  • Off to go read.. Thanks for being honest.. I have gotten some good planning done.. my issue now is that I don't know where/how to get my system all setup!

    By Anonymous Lindsay, At December 15, 2010 at 12:58 PM  

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