When life happens while you are homeschooling
If you are a follower in my Facebook page you’ll know that the last 2 weeks have been challenging. What seemed like a simple slip and fall at work has turned into a severe ankle sprain that 2 weeks later still has me using a cane to walk and receiving physical therapy. I live in a 2 story house with my computer on the second floor and I could barely walk for the first few days so I fell behind on everything. Fast forward 2 weeks, I can walk with some pain but I can walk. Stairs are no fun but I can manage them and I am trying to catch up.
During my invalid stage I did have a Chromebook available but no inspiration to write and could tell that I was beginning to get depressed so I put all of my energy during that time parked on the couch to good use and built a new website from the ground up. I present to you my new child: Treasure Coast Homeschooling.
This website is a resource for local homeschoolers in my area to find a directory of resources and events. If you have any articles on homeschooling that would be helpful for the 101 section you are encouraged to submit. If you have a service that is of interest to homeschoolers in my area you are welcome to contribute. It’s free to list in the directory and calendar. Featured listings, sponsorships and advertising are available for a nominal cost. Feel free to visit the site and contact me if you want to learn more.
Now that the website is up and running I don’t expect it to take away from my time in this blog. My challenge with writing a post lately was a big case of feeling sorry for myself and not being inspired, not lack of time.
Homeschooling was severely affected during my injury, during the first few days we strictly unschooled because I had no way of reaching the materials that were stored in the second floor. Thankfully the Olympics were still on during that time so they learned a lot from that and we did a lot of reading and online games. We have resumed “formal” work this week on a light load and adding a little bit each day. I am so glad for our laid back approach or the OCD/ Type A in me would be having a panic attack at falling behind.
I am sharing this partially to explain my “radio silence” but also to let you know that it’s OK for homeschooling to be disrupted when life happens, part of the beauty of it is that children never really stop learning and homeschooling is so flexible that it can adapt to most anything.
I am hoping that the muses will start visiting me regularly again so I can get back on track with posting new content.
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