Hi There!hppymom25 wrote:We are new to MFW, coming from SL and I thought that I was ready to "take the plunge" but now have so many nervous and overwhelming feelings. I decided that I at least needed to try an activity based curriculum for at least a year.......now I'm just really stressed, just looking at something new.
I wasn't sure about the LA recommendations but ordered PLL, to look at it and be able to make a decision a little better. I like it! We're coming from SL LA and looking at the ECC curriculum is so different. They have no list of their own, I knew that when I ordered but it's just trying to figure out what to do. I know I could type out my own, on Microsoft, but that's just another thing to do.........I really want them to each have their own binder with a schedule in it for LA, Math, etc.
We have a three month old and all of our kids ages are 11, 8, 6 and 3 (and our three month old). I feel so over-whelmed and wondering if I'm going to be able to pull next year off, as well as wondering if I'm going to be able to school all of our children at home, like we're wanting to do.
WOW, this post is all over the place, I know.....I'm feeling such a HUGE mix of emotions, right now. I really felt the Lord was even telling me to switch things around for this next school year, so I would be involving the kids in more hands on things but now that I've done it, frankly, I'm scared to death. I feel panicky when I wake up in the morning and I feel the same way, at night before going to bed. I just wish I felt positive about this change. I even feel a little sad that we won't be learning History for the up-coming year.
Thanks for listening...........sorry to bombard the boards with negativism. I think MFW is obviously a great program......I just don't know if I can make this work and am feeling like a fool right now.
I also felt overwhelmed when I received my first box from MFW, and I only have two kids! I can sympathize with waking to anxiety and feelings of inadequacy!
Once I read the TM, and organized my supplies, however, I felt a little better. The first two weeks were a little rocky as I got my feet under me, but it has been a breeze since then. To be honest, I didn't do any extras for those first couple of weeks. I just concentrated on the core materials. Then I started adding things (like art, music, LA (aside from the normal writing and narrating in the core stuff)). I found it more manageable to ease into things. If we are finishing up our LA book a couple weeks after we're done with the core material, no big deal.
If you feel that God has led you to MFW (and my personal opinion is that He did - what a wonderful curriculum!), then you can trust that He will give you everything you need to be successful in teaching your children. Pray for a clear mind, the Lord's strength, and let this board know of any questions you have - these ladies are so helpful!
I will pray for you right now!