overwhelmed? perhaps not any more

So I've been feeling panicky and overwhelmed at the thought of teaching my lad this year. I'm not feeling very organized or planned out or anything.

Hubby dear gave me the idea of planning our next day for 15-20 minutes the night before and I think I'll be doing that. I've been a bit concerned about doing TOO Much planning as I know what I'm like what I get a list I just feel "argh" if I don't complete everything on it and I can get snippy and snappy and I do not wish to be like that.

Therefore I went to the ministry of education (Ontario) tonight to see just what they expect children to learn in grade one. And though a few things leave me wondering HOW will I teach that? Overall it was like okay....he knows that already, this we already do and he'll get better at, and OH>>> I can teach that! It overall left me with a feeling of relief. Overtime I will be able to plan out better what we do. EVEN IF at times it is haphazard it will work out in the long run I think.

I am feeling a bit more settled again...knowing that I can teach my son, but I do need to be a bit more organized about how I go about doing it. AS LONG AS.... I remember that we are FIRST a family, and second a homeschooling one. Homeschooling will continue to fit around our need to be a family first, and one that honours God while doing so.


  1. I remember those early days of feeling overwhelmed and intimidated by the regulations in my state. Whatever you are doing, he will learn. And some things you will think he learned and he'll forget them. And then he'll learn them again. Be patient. It happens.

    I was so hyper my first year, I thought I had killed any love of reading in my oldest. I took a break from teaching her during that summer and in that time, reading clicked for her. She is now a voracious reader, works in the local library, and is in her second year at college. More important than curriculum is instilling a love of learning. The rest will fall into place in its own time! Follow his clock, not the ministry of education's. ;o)

  2. I imagine that everyone goes through the same thoughts and feelings that you are at some point or another. Being organized is important, but loving your family and enjoying each other is just as important. It will come together for you more and more naturally as time goes by. You sound like a wonderful, concerned momma!

    Ring true,

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