How To Reclaim a Little “Me Time” When You Can’t Afford an Official School Break

It’s been one of those months.  I just need to reclaim a little “Me Time”.

You know!  The dirty laundry is always a couple days ahead of me… or more.  The cats have discovered a new way to mess something up.  I have far more household projects than time to do them.  Even this blog has been taking a good deal more time than I have budgeted for it.  I need to reclaim a little “Me Time”.

When I’m this far behind, homeschooling just feels like one more thing.

One more thing that I don’t have time to do.  One more chore on my ever-growing to-do list.  One more source of frustration.



The Scarlet Letter Week

The Scarlet Letter

Since my boys are in high school, they are required to read at least one classic novel each year.  This year, that novel is The Scarlet Letter.

Normally, reading this book would take approximately 3 weeks.  We are reading the entire novel and taking the test in one week.  When I say “we”, I mean “they”.  Cramming 3 weeks worth of study into a week may not sound like I’m making my life easier, but I certainly am.

You see, we aren’t doing any other subjects this week.

No math.  No science.  No history.  All elective classes are optional.

Mom is off-duty this week.  I can answer any questions they may have.  I will be grading their quizzes and, of course, the test.  That’s it.  I’m using the rest of the time that I usually spend teaching, tutoring, etc. to catch up on all those other things that have been pushed off because I’m too busy homeschooling.

Next two weeks, we won’t do any literature.  We won’t need to since we did three weeks worth this week.  We will just focus on the subjects we didn’t do this week.

Now, please excuse me while I go tend to some laundry and a mile long to-do list.

How to Reclaim a Little -Me Time- When I Can't Afford An Official School Break

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About Trisha

Trisha Kilpatrick is a homeschooling mother of three. She has a degree in Education with a double major in Elementary and Special Education, but she is more proud of her countless hours of volunteer work in Children's Church. She believes that all children can learn and that, in life, simple is almost always best. *Affiliate links are used on this site. I may be compensated when you click on or buy from these links. If you have any questions, you can contact me at questions@trishadishes.com .

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