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Home schooling your Children

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It was 'back to school' week for us. Back to school means: Alarm clocks lunches strict schedules early bed times early morning alarms (none of these things bring a smile to my face) It means time to buckle down and and put my nose to the grind stone. It means making sure that there is plenty of clean laundry all the time. It means making sure homework is done, and done correctly. It means making sure meals are healthy and on time. It means having plenty of healthy food on hand for lunches. In many ways I feel like its the end of summer, the end of carefree afternoons spent at the pool or under the shade tree, the end of lazy PJ mornings.. However, as My older daughters head off to school to hit the books I am reminded that they aren't only going to be hitting the books, They will be observing how I handle this time of change in our life. Even though they don't know it, (and I often forget it) our family life and the way we handle situations, solve problems, deal with change, will …

End of Summer Guilt

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Well school starts tomorrow!!!  Its officially the end of summer for us! The end of days spent at the lake. The end of carefree afternoons under the shade tree with a good book. The end of Lazy mornings sleeping in. Guilt, It's that unwanted friend that I know all to well. Most moms I am sure can relate. We feel Guilt when we take time for ourselves and leave the kids with a sitter, we feel guilt when we DO spend the day with the kids but then neglect the laundry and cooking, We feel guilt when summer draws to a close and and we've only done one or 2 of the things on our 'Summer fun' Pinterest board! The things that we ambitiously pinned in the early spring, Sure that this was going to be the best summer yet. (Pinterest guilt is a subject for another day!)
However, End of summer guilt will rob you of joy! It will rob you of joy IF YOU LET IT!!
the best exercises for chasing away the 'end of summer' blues:
take an afternoon to look through all your summer pictu…