It’s been kind of quiet around here on the blog. I’ve been busy working, but it has been things you probably haven’t seen. I have a plan formulated regarding what I would like to do with my current and future posts about relaxed homeschooling, books, unit studies, and my printables. So I’ve been spending a lot of time laying the groundwork for that.
David and I updated the covers of my fun fact cards this week to reflect more of the focus I wish to have. We completed those and started updating the copywork. I’ve also started cleaning out my shop, removing things that don’t fit any longer.
I made custom sidebars in the shop to make it easier to navigate. I continue to add more individual printable worksheets and activities. All of these things are being done deliberately with an end in mind. We also updated the covers to the Distraction-Free Handwriting Practice and A Unit Study Activity Pack.
So I have a plan, but it’s taking time to implement it. I only have a few hours a day to work on things and I am also still posting to my other site so that takes some time, too.
We’re back into our homeschooling. It’s going well and we’re having fun together. But I also feel so alone in my homeschooling experience. I don’t know what the answer is, but this is the loneliest thing I’ve ever done in my life in terms of not having a network or support system. I’m literally making it up as I go with no meaningful help or support other than David. I have the Lord and I pray. That’s really it.
I desperately want to find a way to help other parents who find themselves in a similar situation because no one should have to do this. I don’t know how or when, but I don’t want anyone to feel this alone if I can do something. We are the parents who fall through the cracks in terms of a network. If you are an outlier homeschool parent in multiple ways in terms of the gifted/2e thing (dyscalculia, processing issues, etc.), not using online classes, not using a co-op, your child choosing not to pursue college, etc. then you don’t fit in anywhere.
All of the “solutions” that are offered don’t work for many reasons. I’m creating a meaningful homeschool education for my daughter while working around multiple challenges on multiple fronts. I truly cannot find the words to express how completely alone I feel. I don’t know what God wants me to do with that yet, but I don’t want any homeschool parent to ever feel this way. It’s so difficult.
We did take a second week of spring break and were more tired at the end of the second week than we were at the end of the first. Caroline had two friends from church over for pizza and games one evening. They had a lot of fun, even having David set up the telescope so they could take a look at Venus. However, my kitchen is still not reorganized. I’ve been saying I’m going to do this for weeks and weeks and weeks. Eventually it will happen! LOL!
So that’s life around here. What have you been doing in your home lately?