how to deal with THOSE homeschool days…

How do you deal with the hard homeschool days?

Homeschool has all the freedoms, except for those days.

Those days.

  • The ones where you wake up a little heavy.
  • The wintery world outside is dreary.
  • The littles are speaking thirty decibels louder than your head can manage.
  • And you can’t find the Advil bottle.

Dealing with those homeschool days


Those days…when it doesn’t matter what you to do to quell that child, she wants to challenge everything you say, report everything her sibling is doing wrong, declare she can no longer read, can’t compute basic calculations, or spell three-letter words.

Those days…when I think, Why would I write a blog titled “capturing the charmed life” when I know darn well that a charmed life is never static.

The charmed life isn’t static: how does one learn life’s lessons without a few challenges? This kind of charm doesn’t come for free.

This kind of freedom is earned through hard work, mostly work of the interior.

There’s no manual for parenting, no manual for home educating (okay, actually there are, but knows there is no manual for YOUR kids).

But here is all sorts of help for your different, but challenging, hard days:

So continue to…

  • determine what you need
  • determine what your kids need
  • determine what you don’t need
  • determine what they don’t need
  • determine what you were meant to do.

Keep on keeping on so you’ll learn what you need to learn so you have fewer of those days.


“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.”


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