Maybe that title should read, “How the other 3 moms put it all together, while I flake out again.” I’ll confess that I didn’t plan at all for this post because even though I really didn’t expect to go into labor before this weekend my brain has been in labor mode for over a week now.
May I just suggest that we all pop over and visit the other 3 moms to see what you and I can learn from them? Because I obviously need some help putting things together right now.
- Raising Olives gives a play-by-play example of how she teaches a wide range of ages during the course of the day.
- Smockity Frocks pulls it together with several posts describing the nitty gritty of scheduling and teaching.
- The Common Room takes a more sweeping survey of how they have taught varying ages during different seasons of life; reminding us that as the age ranges change, what worked then doesn’t necessarily work now and vice versa.
- And apparently I give an example of how normally scheduled life comes to a screeching halt when Mom is 6 days overdue. On the bright side, I think I’ve started labor on a Thursday with over 80% of my pregnancies, so maybe we’ll have some exciting news here soon. If not this Thursday, then next Thursday for sure! Well, probably.
- March 18 – Live-blog day, in which all 4 of us live-blog a real day in our home. Find out what we really do all day. It’s our own reality show, just for you. Who needs TV?
- March 25 – Outings with only little ones. Mom’s rules of order, and how notto become the poster family for birth control.
- April 1 - A baker’s dozen for managing the food budget: budgeting in the kitchen to feed a crowd.
- April 8 – Menu planning, how we plan (or don’t plan) to feed our hungry crewmates.
- April 15 – Cooking from Scratch. What we make from scratch and what we would like to make from scratch.
- April 22 – Cooking for a Crowd. The big linky! We shared our own recipes, and you shared yours.
- April 29 - Extreme Homeschooling, where I try to stir up trouble but you all are much nicer and more agreeable than some of the readers I had a few years ago.
- May 6 – Picking a curriculum, method or tactics that work for a large family.
- May 13 - Homeschooling in Real Life – the method that works for us.
- May 20 – Teaching Little Ones