Interruptions During School Work

We plan and prepare for our children’s education.   It takes hours and energy to create good lesson plans. Sometimes we are up late nights or early mornings creating our daily to-do-list.   But we never plan for the interruptions.

Interruptions – New Perspective

At our house the dogs bark every time someone walks by our house.  My son has a hard enough time focusing and this always gets him off track.   Unexpected company shows up when we are in the middle of finishing an assignment.  Or someone doesn’t feel good. It’s exhausting when we let these interruptions get the best of us.  Soon we accept that life is just like that and teaching is hard when we don’t.  I prefer to go with the flow and let life happen.

I used to really struggle when a well-meaning plan didn’t go the way I imagined it would and I worried about my kids’ education.  My anxiousness caused me to go to God for help.  There is no way that I can home school my kids on my own.  I need God to daily give me strength.

I trust God now with my kid’s education!!! 

 When we are interrupted, I surrender my plan over to God and I trust that He will help us get back on track.    God will help me teach the kids everything they need to know before the year is over.   Some days will go smooth and others will be filled with chaos.

The beauty of homeschooling is that we can change our schedule and plan as we need to.  We can have long days or short days.  Or we can have three days of school a week and other weeks have six days and we can work evenings or wake up extra early to finish a project.

Dear homeschooling moms – God will not let us fail and He will help us make up the time.  So take a deep breath and embrace the unexpected things that come our way.

And just maybe the things we call interruptions are really just little blessings.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa is an aspiring writer with a mother's passion for Homeschool Education and is also a Parent Coach. She has an 9 yr. old son, a 7 yr. old daughter, and has been married to her husband for 10+ yrs.Prior to marriage, she worked over 20 yrs. enriching the lives of hundreds of children and families. Lisa has a Bachelors in Social Work and Early Childhood Education.
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