I should write a book about this,” I told him. His response was to tell me that I didn’t really have the time and energy for such a thing, and he was (mostly) right about that. While my health is much, much better than it was three years ago, I still have to watch myself and be careful not to over-commit, which is really hard to do when almost everything is interesting in this life.
My solution was to do a blog series instead. It’s not quite a book, but it’s something. Who knows? Maybe it’ll still grow up to become a book someday.
Of course, if it’s going to be a blog series, that means you all have to participate. You can tell me what you think we ought to be talking about concerning this subject.
This post is going to function as a linked table of contents. As I add new posts in the series, I’ll be adding new links to this page.
I really think that homeschooling is doable, even for those of us on the lower end of the energy continuum. There are ways in which it might be harder at times, but then again, we’re you’re low-energy, getting kids ready, packed, and out the door to school might be difficult, too. I want to discuss the difference between being low-energy (which is a health problem) versus being introverted (which is not a problem), energy management, getting help, nutrition options, and all sorts of survival strategies.
And, of course, you can tell me more in the comments, as I already said.
My hope is that we low-energy moms can learn not just to survive, but to thrive as homeschoolers.
My plan is to write on this subject at least twice per month — maybe more often, but never more than once per week — until I’m done. What I don’t promise is that the whole series will be in the best, most logical order. It won’t be linear. It’ll be more stream-of-consciousness. It’ll be an adventure.
I hope you’ll join me!
Table of Contents
- Introductory Post ← you are here
- Life Without a Cape: There Are No Supermoms Here
- Far as the Curse is Found: Suffering and Holiness
- The Poetry of Limitations: Beating Decision Fatigue Through Submission
- How to Avoid Death by Curriculum and Co-ops
- 4 Principles of Exercise for the Low-Energy Homeschool Mom
- The Importance of Independent Children
- Don’t Forget the Literacy
- Plan Now and Prevent Energy Squandering Later
- Getting Back on the Health Merry-Go-Round
- Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone
- Clear the Air
- Energy Management by Personality Type
- I’m So Sleepy, Yeah (A Low-Energy Moms Guide Post)
- coming soon…
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