This week I had planned to do a series on Homeschooling with a Chronic Illness as part of a blog hop. But when the time came to write the posts, I realized I was tired of living mentally in the hard areas.
For example, last spring I got half way through a series on Overcoming Homeschooling Stress and realized I didn’t want to continue to write about heavy topics. So I chose not to complete the six posts I still had planned. Last October when I did a 31 Day Challenge I tackled the idea of 31 Days of Learning Differently. Writing about many of those topics was emotionally taxing. I also wrote a thoughtful series on Raising Gifted Children in the Christian Faith. That, too, was an emotionally draining series to write. Lastly, I wrote the 5 Days of Saying “No” series last year in which I dealt with some heavy topics.
I realized it’s time to take a long walk on the lighter side.
Life on the Lighter Side
So I’ve been doing some fun things that don’t require emotionally draining writing.
I’ve been working a lot on this website. It’s been so much fun to do a little bit of redesign, especially in the comments section. That’s one area we’ve always kind of neglected when designing my websites so it was fun to make it colorful and fun.
I’ve been making new products for my printables shop. I’m enjoying the Thursday second grade blogger team each week and the challenge of coming up with an activity or printable each week for that.
I’m putting together a fun 31 days series for October based on children’s picture books. I adore picture books and this will be a collection of posts I’ve wanted to do for a long time. As an added bonus, doing the research for them is so enjoyable! (Update: This was A Month of Cozy Children’s Books.)
I have more product and curriculum features that will hopefully help keep you up-to-date on positive learning options for your children.
As I said, it’s time to take a long, long walk on the lighter side of the writing and working online world.
Our Homeschool Year So Far
We started our fifth week of homeschooling yesterday and so far it has been a very good year. Honestly, our best year ever so far. Now that we’ve addressed the dysgraphia and handwriting issues, it’s all so much easier for both Caroline and me.
So that’s a bit of an update from our home. If you feel like things have changed here in terms of what I’m writing about and the types of posts I’m putting up, that’s because it has been intentional. I hope you enjoy the change and enjoy taking a walk on the lighter side with me in the months ahead.