Hello everyone! My name is Sarah. I am the mother of FIVE children, and soon to be SEVEN. We are on the way to welcoming twin boys this spring! Their ages as of this article are 9, 7, 4, 4 and 3. And it is my goal as a parent to successfully take them down the path of sipping on baby bottles to driving their first car. Of course, I have my days of exhaustion and frustration but, what overwhelmed parent doesn’t? My children each have their own version of wild and crazy, and at times my job is simply just to make sure I don’t go crazy myself. But, then there are days when they all perfectly get along and all have fun, maybe even play together, and in the mix of it possibly even learned something new or maybe I even managed to finished my to-do list (shhh…almost never). I’m imperfect, most are, the point is to accept it but still to try your best.
In this new crazy world of COVID 19, Virtual Schooling, State Standards, Common Core Learning, and tests, tests, tests, we have decided to take on the scary and new path of Homeschooling. What I have quickly discovered is the shocking amount my 4th grader doesn’t know that she definitely should, and the surprising amount that my first grader is capable of learning that isn’t even on the average First Grade Curriculum. The kids also now get to spend more time being kids, because honestly, why do kids need to be at school for 7 hours a day? We greatly embrace the idea of Student Led Learning in our house now, and that is achieved by letting them pick subjects and topics they are interested in, as well as moving at their own pace. Of course, they have to learn things they don’t really want to, but oh well, learning to read is important.
This blog should hopefully help all you parents out there, mothers and fathers, to learn about a few things, maybe laugh, possibly draw comparisons between your own situation, even have the opportunity to ask questions or share your own stories. This blogs overall purpose is to be REAL. Show support for each other, not put anyone down, and withdraw from the idea that we can all be perfect, spot on soccer moms. This will get away from the Pinterest perfect birthday parties and the super smart Harvard bound toddlers, and settle for the reality of what your three old actually cares about and is capable of, and better yet, what you are actually capable of.