Tonight I am beginning to schedule out our family's fall months. Other than the events for which we lead worship I have done little planning in advance for our family schedule. There's been no great need to plan ahead as our girls are still very young and we could just wake up and fly by the seat of our pants really. But life in the last year has started owning me instead of me owning it and I'm ready to make some personal goals and family goals and stick to them... protecting our time together and the things to which we know God has called our family. Also, this fall will be our first year of homeschooling. I took the plunge and joined Libby into a Classical Conversations group in town. We'll be meeting with that group once every week and spending some time during our other weekdays teaching/learning the material - adding Sonlight curriculum to that as well.... I digress - the point is... I want to be consistent (not one of my best qualities so far) so we can do all this well - be good stewards of our time.
But before I get very detailed in my scheduling I want to hear from you! If you are a family with 2 or more young children (say, under the age of 7) and you homeschool, I would appreciate hearing what your typical day/week looks like. If you are not a family as described above, I would still like to hear about the personal goals you set for yourself or for your family each year. I read a blog post recently in which the writer makes a personal goal of reading 52 books a year and she calculates each week how many pages she has to read to finish each book (http://www.stephaniecherry.com - a blog worth reading!). I thought that was quite impressive. (Stephanie, you rock!) So - tell me about you and your family...how do you make it all happen? What are your top priorities? What do you have to be flexible about and what do you refuse to let go? And don't be timid - I want details.... what does a productive day look like for you and your family? What great scheduling secrets/tricks do you have up your sleeves???
Can't wait to read your comments!