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March 11th, 2013, 04:09 PM
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Your kids are about the same ages as some of my kids, and we are due only a few days apart! My students are K, 3rd, 5th, 7th, two high schoolers, plus the 2yo who wants to "do school". Things helping me right now... I write a to-do list every night to keep myself focused. We do not have a "schedule" but we do have a routine. We are doing formal study of only the core subjects. I go to bed pretty much right after the kids do so I can get 8+ hours. And, I'm making sure I'm eating well and regularly and getting some exercise every day.

Also, prioritize tasks and projects. I know I am starting to feel like I need to get EVERYTHING done because baby will be coming, but the reality is that three months is a long time. If your goal is to get a certain amount of school work done by the end of a traditional school year, then that will have to be your primary focus. Other "before baby" projects can wait until later. (Even though those are more fun!)

Good luck!!
~Jennifer, wife of one, mother of many

Robert: 20 Raechel: 18 Daniel: 15 Joseph: 13 Thomas: 10 Mary Mae: 7 Lucy Marie: 5 John Anthony: 2 AND Baby due Dec. 2015

Always Missing our Angels: Hope (7-8-06 @36w); Francis (7-4-12 @12w); Charlie (1-19-15 @ 6w)

Congratulations Raechel and Kaleb, married May, 2015

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