Hey, I’m Sara Dennis, a homeschool mom with 6 kids, a love of coffee, and a reputation for having a well-run homeschool. I believe in having just enough systems in place to enjoy homeschooling rowdy kids with a crazy writer for a husband underfoot.
Speaking of husbands, Earl and I have been married for 22 awesome years!
Our kids are 20, 18, 17, 13, 7, and 5 years old. The oldest two boys have graduated after homeschooling the entire way through and headed off to college. The younger kids are still romping around the house, getting an education, and having fun.
I’ve homeschooled under adverse conditions.
Once upon a time I had a toddler running around creating as much chaos as he possibly could. It was a time when I worked outside the home 21-24 hours a week. A time when my homeschool included two children with reading issues.
Let’s just say life was a little crazy those days! I was still determined to give my children the best classical education possible while retaining my sanity and not forsaking one child for another.
After all the house needs to be clean. Dinner cooked. Money earned.
But how do we find this balance in a busy world? Spending 10 hours homeschooling and neglecting the laundry may be satisfying in the short run but leaves much to be desired in the morning when no one has clean clothing to wear. Running around dragging kids from one activity to another wears everyone out and leaves no time to be a family.
You need practical tips for balance the needs of the household, the needs of the homeschool, the needs of our husbands, and the needs of each individual child. You also can’t forget about yourself. After all if you don’t take care of your needs as a mother and wife, who will?
You need a well-run homeschool.
A well-run homeschool reflects your home, your family, and your dreams. One which allows you to give your kids an incredible education, one that will hold up no matter where they end up in the future.
This means sitting down and intentionally planning where your homeschool needs to go, what your priorities are, and how to get there. You need to focus your homeschool.
So pour yourself a cup of coffee and browse Classically Homeschooling.
Let me know what you think, enjoy, and struggle with in your homeschool. I adore hearing from my readers, so feel free to email me.