6patrix wrote:This is our first year to use MFW, and we are doing ECC w/ my oldest 2 (ages 8 and 10) and MFW-K w/ my 6yo. Also have a busy little toddler, age 3, as well as our new baby!
Any suggestions on how to structure our day? I like it, but I feel very "needed" by all right now, and sometimes overwhelmed by it. How can I help my older 2 do some things for themselves?
The upside is that we are having beautiful fall weather here and the kids have been able to play outside quite a bit. This has been good for them to work at playing sweetly together. Also they are helping me around the house. So I am thankful for the good things happening despite only a little schoolwork getting done.
Maybe you could slowly start adding the core subjects (Math, reading, etc) back in and relax with the rest for a little longer. Apply the "unstructured afternoons" by having books, educational videos, art supplies, etc for them to do independently while you at least rest for a time in the afternoon. A rested mom is needed to care for 5 lovely children!
lisaha wrote:We did Adventures this year with Abby (3rd) and Joshua (1st) and three little ones running around. This next year we will have James in K, Abby 4th and Joshua 2nd, two little ones running around and a new baby due in the fall. I was wondering if ECC would be hard to do with all of the hands of projects and library books with a new little one and a c-section? WE won't be able to get to the libray from a long time, is it ok to do without any add-on books from the back? I'm throughly looking into next year!
Christine wrote:Hi - We just received our curriculum (K and Adventures) and I am excited to start! I was wondering if anyone had any tips for a daily routine or pattern when there is a baby who doesn't sleep through the night?
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