About Colleen Kessler

Colleen Kessler is a gifted specialist, educational consultant, author, speaker, and homeschool mom of four gifted/twice-exceptional kids. Find her at Raising Lifelong Leaners.

Colleen’s homeschool day in the life (with a 5-, 8-, 10-, and 15- year-old )

Written by Colleen Kessler

“Mom! Mommmmmmmmy! I want to show you what I did!”

Come on, Mom! I have a cool story to show you.”

Logan (8) and Isaac (5), my two early birds, are snuggling up to me in my nice warm, cozy bed. And I sigh, “don’t you guys want to cuddle for a little bit?” I pull them closer and try to go back to sleep.

I’m not a morning person.  At all.

The truth is that mornings are my biggest homeschool struggle. Everywhere I look… every blog I read, book I refer to, podcast I listen to, or video I watch is telling me that, in order to have the best homeschool day ever, I need to get up before my kids.

And I just can’t.

Most of the time we’re all okay with it, but sometimes the little ones just want me to hang out with them. And so I drag myself to the kitchen to pour myself some of the coffee that Brian made for me before he left for work (God bless my husband). And I step into a beautiful mess.

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