We homeschool and I am grabbing on to the word home. I don't want to be the homeschool family that is never home. Part of why I have chosen to homeschool is to keep my children home with me. We could get super busy, super fast if we aren't intentional about saying no. I am learning to say no, even to good things.
For example, this month, a nearby library is hosting Symphony story time. It's a good thing - something I have interest in and want to expose my children to more. However, it's not a must thing. We went to a kinderconzert (yes, that's how they spell it) on Monday, and it was much more age-appropriate and enjoyable for my girls. And so I will make kinderconzerts a priority and skip Symphony story time.
I am also trying to be very intentional about running errands one day a week. Yesterday was that day for us. It feels so nice to have them all done and know the rest of the week is ours to learn and enjoy.
We spend so much time away from home on the weekends, while we are off on our hiking or camping adventures, so it's nice to stay home during the week. It's much more restful.
What are your thoughts?