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As much as I love homeschooling, I love my summer breaks equally as much. And for some reason, I just didn’t feel ready for the start of the 2016-17 homeschool year. I changed my mind over and over again on when we’d dive into our studies. I got all of our curriculum out and ready, calculated dates and holidays, and talked with other homeschool moms. No matter what I tried, though, I simply felt unprepared for the start of school.
Although I didn’t do as much lesson planning this summer as I have in the past, I don’t think my hesitancy this year had much to do with a lack of physical planning. In fact, I think it had everything to do with a lack of spiritual planning.
Truthfully, I didn’t adequately prepare my heart. [Read more…]