What does our homeschooling day look like? How do we get the 'domestic' side of home done?
The day starts the night before.
Go to bed with most of the housework done, try not to leave any dishes for later, have an idea what you are doing for school tomorrow.
We put a pot of porridge in the thermal cooker so breakfast is cooked and ready on rising. Put a load of washing in the washing machine.
Morning: Make bed on rising, ablutions etc, get dressed. While you are waiting for the kettle to boil for your morning cuppa, empty dishwasher from last night. If you don't have one, get one! LOL
Enjoy pre made breakfast with children. While children are getting dressed and making beds get washing out on line.
We tidy house together, vacuum, sweep or wipe down beaches and clean bathroom. Feed chicken and get wood for the fire.
School starts: By 9am we sit down to start school book work.
While the children are having morning tea I get lunch and dinner made. Lunch is usually something easy like tuna mornay. Dinner is something that can be prepared and reheated or put in the thermal cooker to delightfully stew until dinner time. Use time savers like the bread machine and/or slow cooker. Involve the children in the preparation if you like.
Keep working until lunch with children.
Lunchtime: Shared lunch
Afternoon: Finish off any book work but preferably get into hands on stuff. Out in to the garden, craft or a trip to the park. Bring in washing from line, folded and taken straight to bedroom etc
Dinner: Enjoy the family meal together around 5 pm or 6 pm depending on the older working members of the family. Get dishes done, clean benches.
Children are bathed and can then have free time on computer, or watching some tv.
Bed: Story and bed by 7:30 for children
Mum looks over work for tomorrow, choses dinner for tomorrow if there's no meal plan etc.
Time out: Enjoy time alone with beloved, curled up watch a movie or just chatting with a cuppa and nibbles :o)
Before going to bed, put porridge on for next morning and washing in machine. Lights out.