Q+A VI: Feeding a large family, homeschooling lots of ages, work time and more!
Feeding a large family, homeschooling a wide variety of ages, scheduling work time and more….
Every week on the podcast, I’m releasing a bonus Q+A episode full of your questions. I’ve seen other podcasters do this and I love listening in to the random questions that come in.
This week, we’re talking feeding a large family without feeling like you’re drowning, homeschooling all the ages, scheduling work time, and lots more!
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Below you’ll find the audio, the list of questions and their timestamps, and any links or extra info you might want to know about my answers to your questions.
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Here’s the breakdown of this week’s Q+A. You’ll find the timestamp for each question as well as some points and links to look into.
1. [1:26] When homeschooling such a wide range, how do you manage time for everyone each day? Help!
- Combine where you can! Your older kids should be able to start to be more independent of you.
- I like to all be together at the table, but everyone is working at their own level. That leaves me to be able to work with my 1st grader one on one.
- Our curriculum for this year
- Our Curriculum Directory for ALL our years of homeschooling
- Morning Meeting
- History projects
- Art projects
2. [5:34] How can we get Noah + Kait to fall in love? Jack + Clara?? Not weird, right?? 😉
3. [6:13] Feeding a large family with a baby in the house? Feels like I’m drowning!
- Simplify!!! Here’s my guide on simplifying.
- Rotation menu plan
- Social media breaks
4. [9:42] Share some of your homeschooling high school experiences + wisdom!
- Why I’m not afraid to homeschool high school
- Our curriculum for all the high school years
- Our curriculum plans for 12th grade
- Sketch out a 4-year plan when your child is starting high school
- More about creating high school courses in the last Q+A session
- 7 Habits for Highly Effective Teens
- Business Course for Noah’s senior year
- Money Matters for Teens
5. [14:12] How do you schedule work time and stick to it?
- Have a set time to work and treat it like an actual job that you are leaving to.
- I work Saturday mornings at the coffee shop usually OR I lock myself in my office on Saturdays–early morning- early afternoons.