Hi Grace,graceandjarrod wrote:I am wondering how you all have adjusted your mfw schedule while being pregnant and having a newborn? I will have a second grader, kindergartner, and 2 year old and newborn. Any advice?
The best advice I can think to give is to relax and not worry so much about keeping on track with schooling. I always shoot to end the same time every year, but find that's not always possible, and that's okay. I say use paper plates, make easy meals, do whatever you can to bring down the housework. I've found some of our best learning happens on days when I just sit and read to the kids. That's easy to do while nursing a newborn! When my youngest was born, I planned to take 2 full weeks off from schooling. But, when the time came, I ended up taking off a week or two beforehand because baby was overdue and I couldn't focus on anything else! Then after he was born, I was ready after a short week to get back into a loose schedule with the kids. It helps to do some school whenever the baby is napping. If the 2 yr old and newborn can sleep for even an hour at the same time, you'd really be able to get a lot done! Haha, right? That didn't happen too often at my house. Best wishes to you and your sweet family!