I'm enjoying this new stage of life. Learning that homeschooling has become part of who we are as a family instead of this hurdle to jump everyday has helped us all relax. In fact if I start to think of listing times and plans for our day I get a little anxious! I've waited 7 years to figure out what "works" for our family and I'm not surprised to see it's very different from everyone we know. I hated as a new homeschooler asking a "veteran" mom how she did what she did and getting the response, "well, you just have to find what works for your family." Oh how I hated that! And oh how I'm starting to understand. Every family has a different temperament, husband's work schedule, parenting style, sleep routine etc. It's impossible to say "this is the RIGHT way" or the "only" way. The Creator of the world is just that... creative! Thank goodness, what a boring life if we were all the same. What I can't believe is it took me this long to realize it.
What kinds of pressures are you putting on yourself to live up to somebody else's life/routine??