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As a mom, I think I live on coffee. My kids mention it to me regularly actually, that I *need* to have my coffee in the morning. It seemed like when I started homeschooling two instead of one, the coffee increased, and then when my baby turned into a toddler, I added an extra cup in the afternoon!
With all the coffee consumption, I realized that homeschooling is not a one person job, you need a community.
Finding other parents who are also homeschooling shouldn’t be difficult, but when you are still relatively new to homeschooling, and a serious introvert, stepping out and finding new people proved a little more complicated.
This past fall we did something new in our homeschool. We joined a co-op.
I did not realize going into the co-op the amount of time and energy these other moms would bring in to teach some fun subjects to my children. It is amazing to see the passion and love that is in that group, and I definitely appreciate them.
I thought that it would be a good idea to make a little homeschool goodie basket, or emergency kit, for those days when we are at co-op.
No matter how much planning goes into the day, there are little things that are forgotten, or needed at the last minute, and this was my purpose in putting together this little basket.
What I included in our homeschool survival basket:
· Pad of paper
· Pencil sharpener
· Hand sanitizer
Having these little items available “just in case” is a help to the other moms, as well as myself. One of the most important items in that basket though? The gum.
Did you see that little blurb at the top about the coffee? Well, that is a common thread among all moms, homeschooling or not, I believe. And we all know that come 10am, our breath is less than fresh. I was happy to swing by Walgreens to pick up the new Extra® 35-stick pack. The Extra® Gum Spearmint and Extra® Gum Polar Ice® packs make a nice addition to the basket. Especially come 3pm when we feel like we *need* a treat, but don’t necessarily want to indulge in something sweet…and probably should refrain from an extra cup of coffee!
I also love that the packaging is durable, recycled packaging and that it features more gum – 35 sticks! Which is great when sharing with the other moms in the group. And my kids have already requested the packages when they are empty for cases when we go on our nature walks.
What is your plan to Give Extra in order to Get Extra this summer? Do you have a survival kit for when you are out with other moms?