Comments on: Don’t Throw in the Towel! /blog/2010/01/dont-throw-in-the-towel/ Terri's Take on homeschooling, business and family life! Sat, 30 Jan 2010 03:28:28 -0500 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.4 hourly 1 By: Lori-Dawn /blog/2010/01/dont-throw-in-the-towel/comment-page-1/#comment-3312 Lori-Dawn Sat, 30 Jan 2010 03:28:28 +0000 /blog/?p=261#comment-3312 Great post! I think if we can just go into the year KNOWING that halfway through is a fairly typical burnout time, then it's easy to prepare for it....so many parents jump into homeschooling with a romantacized idea of what it will look like and when it comes out different, they are disappointed and feel like failures. I grew up homeschooled and married someone who was homeschooled as well! and even *I* had the same disillusions! LOL Another thing I found that helps at this time is to NOT read perky blogs...hehe I used to compare myself to those full-energy homeschool moms and wonder why I couldn't be like that too...lol Sometimes it's just ok, to ignore the world and just keep going as best you can. With Yahweh as our guide, nothing is impossible! Great post! I think if we can just go into the year KNOWING that halfway through is a fairly typical burnout time, then it’s easy to prepare for it….so many parents jump into homeschooling with a romantacized idea of what it will look like and when it comes out different, they are disappointed and feel like failures. I grew up homeschooled and married someone who was homeschooled as well! and even *I* had the same disillusions! LOL
Another thing I found that helps at this time is to NOT read perky blogs…hehe
I used to compare myself to those full-energy homeschool moms and wonder why I couldn’t be like that too…lol Sometimes it’s just ok, to ignore the world and just keep going as best you can. With Yahweh as our guide, nothing is impossible!

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By: Susan, Homeschool WAHM /blog/2010/01/dont-throw-in-the-towel/comment-page-1/#comment-3311 Susan, Homeschool WAHM Sat, 30 Jan 2010 02:39:18 +0000 /blog/?p=261#comment-3311 AWESOME post, Terri! It's good to know that many other homeschool families are struggling with the winter "blahs" and it's not just my kids that are going crazy being cooped up inside...when they want to be running around outside! I will take some time to plan things to change the homeschool scenery. I did one thing this week and it really helped! Don't know why I didn't think of doing it on a more regular basis! AWESOME post, Terri! It’s good to know that many other homeschool families are struggling with the winter “blahs” and it’s not just my kids that are going crazy being cooped up inside…when they want to be running around outside!

I will take some time to plan things to change the homeschool scenery. I did one thing this week and it really helped! Don’t know why I didn’t think of doing it on a more regular basis!

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By: Jennifer /blog/2010/01/dont-throw-in-the-towel/comment-page-1/#comment-3310 Jennifer Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:57:51 +0000 /blog/?p=261#comment-3310 Thanks for the encouraging words! This is our first year @ home after many years of different private schools. It has been tough getting used to the change, and some days are better than others. However, I know that the Lord has called me to do this, and I'm ready to stick to it for the long haul. It's a relief to know that even seasoned moms such as yourself struggle with this. :)Thanks again! Thanks for the encouraging words! This is our first year @ home after many years of different private schools. It has been tough getting used to the change, and some days are better than others. However, I know that the Lord has called me to do this, and I’m ready to stick to it for the long haul. It’s a relief to know that even seasoned moms such as yourself struggle with this. :) Thanks again!

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