think of? What about today? How do you plan to make this summer your Best
growing up. I knew that I wouldn’t have
any school responsibilities, I would go to camp and see my friends, my family
would spend weekends at the lake water-skiing and swimming, and having such an
to those summer days, but they are not long, nor are they lazy – at least not
for me! But, I do want to provide that
same atmosphere for my kids.
Homeschooling plays a significant role in our summer plans,
but even though we tend to do school on the hottest days of the summer, that
does not mean that we are inside all day every day.
their way out the window, and we have a lot more freedom in our days.
relaxing and fun time when you have children with you all day every day?
Power Sheets Goal Planner early enough to receive all twelve months, but I know
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margin, and making sure I have margin in my days and weeks, I said that I was
going to deliver some tools in order to help you. These are those tools.
Year’s activity, but throughout this year I realized that is not true. We can’t just set all of our goals at the
beginning of the year, even if they are SMART goals. We need to continuously revisit them month
after month, and that is what I am working on now.
“summer schedule” where it is a lot more interest-led, and a lot less
seatwork. But, I am not only planning
our summer school schedule I am planning the rhythm that I want to have
throughout the summer, and as an extension of that, the rhythm my kids will
have as well.
look like will keep it fresh in your mind.
It will allow you to say no to the activities that will not necessarily
benefit your family, or may hold you back from something that you really want
them. I know that it is important for
kids to still have a routine – they do thrive in routine after all – but
allowing them some freedom to explore, to be outside, to be bored, those are
things that children seem to be missing out on in today’s society.
activities, I get that, it certainly helps with sanity, but perhaps allowing
for a Sabbath rest one day a week, where you are able to get out in nature and
observe God’s creation. Take that time
for you to slow down as well.
their summer – if that is something you like to do, definitely go for it. However, make sure that when you make that
bucket list you don’t put so many items on the list that you may not be able to
finish it. There is nothing worse than
having a wrench thrown into your plans, and I definitely ere on the side of
less is more.
is what my family will be working on this summer. It is something that will help me to cultivate
the simplicity I desire in my home, and hopefully give my children the same
love of the long, lazy days of summer that I remember having when I was growing
goals that you have for your family this summer?