Written by Lora Lynn Fanning of Vitafamiliae.
To understand why this year looks different, I need to take you back in time.
In November of 2014, I was suffering from the infamous Homeschool Burnout. School was taking longer and longer and there was no separation between the teaching hours and the mommy hours. I was either grading papers or chasing my kids around to get them to correct their work.
My kids were forced to live with their spiral-eyed teacher 24 hours a day. “Mom” was the nice lady who only came out on weekends.
Before I could get all seven kids enrolled in boarding school, we hit upon a solution: A Mother’s Helper.
I still believed in the IDEA of homeschooling, but the implementation wasn’t sustainable or healthy for the relationships in our home.
There was simply so much volume, I couldn’t focus on the things I actually wanted to do with my kids.
In addition, my daughter was slated for major surgery later in 2015 and we knew I’d need some back-up to keep school going while we helped her through the long recovery.
I put a plea out on Facebook and found the perfect tutor to join our motley crew. It took time to get her trained and up to speed. But the effort we spent was definitely worth it.