Homeschooling through the dark days of winter can be hard.
Let's face it. Those dreary months of January and February can make us want to throw in the proverbial towel when it comes to homeschooling.
If you are new to homeschooling your kiddos, it is important to know that in the winter, it is very common to lose momentum. There's nothing wrong with your homeschooling style. It's just how it is.
But, in my years of homeschooling, I've found some simple changes and tips that I can implement into my homeschooling days to make things a whole lot better.
Want the short notes?
- Embrace winter. Don't spend your days pining away for warmer days to come. That just breeds discontent. Instead, grab your favorite hot drink, warm socks, and books, and snuggle up for some reading time with your kids. We have special school days that we call "cozy schooling."
- Nourish your mind, body, and soul! Focus on what I have coined "self stewardship."
- Spruce up your homeschool--whether it's just using a new planner or buying some fresh Ticonderoga pencils. (I'm not the only one who loves these pencils, am I??)
- Lean on Jesus.
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Let's finish this post with the verse I shared on this week's episode:
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. ~Philippians 1:6