A Day In the Life

by Jesse on January 18, 2011

I have been asked a few times what a day looks like for us. So today I have put together a day in the life post.

I think the best part of my day really starts with three little sleepy heads that make theirway to my bed in the mornings for snuggle time. It really doesn’t get any better than that.

Next up is breakfast and I like to have schoolstarted by 9:00. Lots of times we are still in our pj’s. Now here is probably where I should put in a little disclaimer. *This is how WE do our school schedule. It is not how everyone does their school schedule. Homeschoolingis not for everyone, but it is how we have chosen to educate our children.* =) Moving on.

A Day In the Life

The twins are 4 and have dry erase books they work in to trace letters. So they start outtracing and free handing letters A-Z. Then a small break for them. Rhett, just turned 6 and is in kindergarten. He starts out writing sight words and then repeating them back to me. Then he moves to one of his online phonics programs and works a few exercises on it. Break time for Rhett. It is usually Blair who want to start first with computers. I don’thave a set time that they stay on, I really judge by which exercises the program selects for them. And if I think they have covered enough topics. They do everything from songs about the alphabet to number songs. Exercises about counting or patterns. It’s all customized to meet their age and skill level.

A Day In the Life

Occasionally I get this business. It is singing the alphabet

to him and he thinks he is just way to big for that! =)

A Day In the Life

Usually by 12 or 1:00 we are finished. Every day varies, so some days we have reading time in the afternoon. Right now I am reading them Charlotte’s Web.  I like to mix it up and have craft time too. We also work in a bible lesson.

A Day In the Life

A Day In the Life

The kids always have access to crayons, markers and paper and really love creating and coloring pictures. My only regret doing our chalkboard wall, was not first painting on that magnetic paint. The kids love to display their pictures and I wished now that I had thought to do that first.

When Jude gets break time he looks forward to some Wii time,

do you think they are close enough to the television?!

A Day In the Life

and when he gets to have this time he looks like this

A Day In the Life

LOL!

On Wednesday’s Jude is in speech therapy in the afternoons and then it is time for wrestling practice at 5:30. (practice is 3 nights a week.) My husband is coaching also. And I don’t  miss practice. When we get home from that it’s usually about 7:30 and it’s time for showers, a snack and bed.

Ahhh, time for some down time for me. Occasionally Josh will make a Starbucks run for us. This is when I usually do my blog reading and writing. I usually sit up until around midnight or so unless I’m just really worn out.

Yep, I lead an exciting life my friends!

{I do want to encourage all of you who are considering homeschooling. It does not have to be fancy.

You do what works for your family. Each child learns differently and that is the wonderful

thing about homeschooling. Customize it to your child. =)}

Happy Tuesday friends!

xx

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ValNo Gravatar January 18, 2011 at 3:27 pm

I love seeing your daily life. Life posts are my favorite. I wish I home schooled, You are my hero!!!

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Kim HudsonNo Gravatar January 18, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Loved seeing your “day”. I miss those younger school days…lots of cuddle time on the couch reading and learning phonics. Now I hear “I HATE poetry, it is so dumb, why do I have to learn this?!” BUT I would NEVER trade my years of home educating my daughters for anything. We made a lot of sacrifices over the years to keep me home to educate them and I can honestly say, it doesn’t seem like I sacrificed anything but rather gained much. With Natalie finished schooling and Ally having only this rest of this year and next I am beginning to wonder what I will do when I am compeletly finished with their education. Enjoy every minute. You will NEVER regret this time with your children!

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BriNo Gravatar January 18, 2011 at 5:23 pm

What a great recap! I am impressed at your flexibility with the day. I am not a schedule-oriented person so I love that you mix it up and not worry about being too strict. I too find myself staying up on the computer until midnight a lot of nights just for some “me” time! :)

It was great to get a peek into your day! Thanks!

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LindsayNo Gravatar January 18, 2011 at 10:10 pm

I admire you so much for home schooling. You are super mom!

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RhiannonNo Gravatar January 19, 2011 at 1:50 am

Jesse you are like superwoman and surely an inspiration to so many people! Your kids and hubby are so lucky to call you theirs :) Kudos to you! Now go get some rest!! xo

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JoiNo Gravatar January 19, 2011 at 2:17 am

Thanks for a glimpse, J! You sound like a great momma and teacher.

Out of curiosity…were you homeschooled and are you planning on homeschooling your kiddos through high school?

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JesseNo Gravatar January 19, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Joi, I was not homeschooled and am not sure if we are going to go all the way through high school yet or not. We are leaving our options open. So far this is working out great.

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JoiNo Gravatar January 20, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Gotcha. Thanks, dear. : )

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Kellie CollisNo Gravatar January 19, 2011 at 9:40 am

What a lovely day! Spending each and every one of them with your kids! Have a good one, Kellie xx

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JesseNo Gravatar January 19, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Thank you everyone for your wonderfully supportive comments! It means so much!

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sharstinNo Gravatar January 19, 2011 at 4:09 pm

i loved this post on your day in the life. Your kids are so stinkin cute, and i am inspired by you! i think it is so great that you homeschool! Ah the busy life in mommyhood:) gotta love it~

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NuitNo Gravatar January 20, 2011 at 12:40 am

what a beautiful post! I have enjoyed it so much! I’d definitely do that if I didnt have to work, I think it’s a wonderful way to bond with your kids and also make sure they are really learning! You are an inspiration :)

xo

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AmandaNo Gravatar January 21, 2011 at 1:47 pm

I’m not sure how I missed this post, but it was a good one! I love seeing how other moms plan out their days. It helps me see where we can improve. Thanks for sharing!

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