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July 8th, 2011, 08:40 AM
Mega Super Mommy
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Well everything is ready for me to begin homeschooling my girls. This morning I got a BFP! I should be due sometime in March... Am I REALLY going to be able to do this?!

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July 8th, 2011, 09:25 AM
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Hehe, but of course you will

It might take time to get into a routine, and you may have to adjust things as the year goes on, but you can do it!

Congratulations btw!
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July 8th, 2011, 09:34 AM
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congrats! Yep, you can do this. I would start right now so you can take February and March off!
Just remember, it will take a week or so for you and your kids to get used to doing school at home.... you are not only mom now, but teacher too
stay at home, homeschooling momma to Jacob(12), Alisha(10), Andrew (5)

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July 8th, 2011, 11:03 AM
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Of course you can! Congratulations

Newborns sleep pretty much all the time for the first two months, which gives you March/April to do mostly teaching and nursing (which you can do while teaching, I'm sure). And by the time the baby settles into a schedule you'll be ready to adjust your days accordingly. You're going to be just fine!
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July 8th, 2011, 03:32 PM
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You can do it I am due in February and honestly I love the structure of school. I feel more motivated to get that done and it gives the kids something constructive to do. Our lives run much more smoothly now, even amidst morning sickness and first trimester fatigue
Alison - Mom to: Emmeline (7/14), Augustus (2) Maximus (4) Eleanor (5) Reid (6) Evelyn (8) Lucas (13) Christopher (14)

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July 9th, 2011, 05:46 AM
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Of course! I've had babies twice while homeschooling. It's really not until they are a few months old that they get to be a problem while doing school. We took 2-3 weeks off after each and then we were ready to get back to school (we school year round).

~Heather, wife to Jamie (15 years; June 5, 1998) and mom to
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July 9th, 2011, 08:20 AM
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How exciting! Yes, you can do it! I always say that newborns are EASY compared to 1 & 2 yr olds who never quit, but by then you will have your school routine down. You can definitely do it. But now it will be even more important for you to make a schedule and plan your time off around when the baby is born. Don't even think you're going to do school for 3-4 weeks after the baby is born so you can rest. And if morning sickness and exhaustion is an issue, try to go easy on yourself and do a lot of read-alouds while laying on the couch. Maybe DH can play teacher a bit, too. You will figure it out. Congrats again!!
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July 9th, 2011, 12:52 PM
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Congrats! And I am sure you will do just fine. Ditto to the others - plan your schedule around what works for you and plan on games and things that will let you teach from the couch

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July 9th, 2011, 03:24 PM
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i'm wondering the same thing about me-i'll be home-schooling two this year and im due in November! Plus I have a 2 year old boy.
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July 9th, 2011, 03:50 PM
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We'll probably take a week off or so in February, but beyond that I'm planning for business as usual.

That said our business as usual, is pretty flexible to begin with, lol. I like to keep it that way in case anything comes up.
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July 10th, 2011, 09:16 PM
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Congratulations - I am sure you will make it work!

Danielle ^^^ congrats! That was unexpected!!
Liz (30), mum to Mia (5) and Aiden (3)

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July 11th, 2011, 08:51 PM
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Congrats!! You'll be fine!
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July 11th, 2011, 09:15 PM
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Congrats Melinda!! You will be fine, like everyone said, you will have your routine down and by the time baby comes, it will be sleeping all the time to begin with. It is when they get a little older that it becomes a challenge at times.
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