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not back to school

I . Can’t. Even.


How in the world can I think about “Back to School” when I’m still trying to finish Summer School because we didn’t do enough during the school year last year?? If I think ahead, it’s overwhelming. I have to focus.

I have to think about the here and now, the smalls goals, the “one bite at a time.”

I have to think about the specific goals we have for the end of Summer School, the specific books that need to be finished so we can move on.

How can I think past that?

And if I can’t think past that, how can I make a curriculum list for the new school year?

I mean, most of what we use in the new school year will either be texts we need to finish or the next book in what we are already using. I don’t think we will be adding anything new this year.

With that in mind, I can tell you this much:

That’s what I’ve got right now. That’s what’s working for us. The rest? I’ll think about the rest when we get there!

So for all you other mommas in this boat with me, I just want you to know that you are not alone. If you can’t think about the new year because you are still working on the last one, if you are overwhelmed by how much needs to be done, if you wish you had another month of Summer to finish up.. it’s going to be okay. Remember these very wise words:

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. . . 

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Hey, y’all! I'm Amber, and I wear many hats: Pastor's wife, marriage advocate, eclectic homeschooler, mother of three, and domestically challenged homemaker--lovin’ life and livin’ deep in the heart of Texas.
I love to write and I hope to use that wisely, to encourage others, and for God’s glory. I seek purpose in the mundane. I want my kids to see God’s fingerprints throughout all of creation, learning, and life. As I teach our children, God is teaching me through this homeschool journey, too. I love Jesus, family, coffee, words, and the color teal.
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