All around the mommy blogosphere you hear about schedules...getting infants on one, creating a housework schedule, a homeschool schedule, you'll get more done when every minute is accounted for and allotted something to do.
Being as organizationally-challenged as I am, I tried methods like that. I even tried this one and it did work for a while. However, while it may have made things better in the short term, my ADD-induced anxiety worried more about "the schedule" and keeping it than on life.
So, while I *need* organization, it needs to work for *me*!
So, when I started homeschooling the Vikings, I was ALL about making a schedule and keeping it. But, again, the structure backfired. The increase in stress just overrode the plusses of the schedule.
But, there's the stress of not having *any* structure is just as bad. So what's a momma to do?
We just roll with it. Leave much of it in God's hands. Remember our priorities and the *why's* of what we are doing.
Some days are better than others. Stuff gets done - sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes school gets done in the morning - sometimes in the afternoon. Sometimes we run errands in the morning with DaHubby - sometimes at 7pm.
Oddly enough, it works.
And, that's all that matters.
Another reminder that just because "all" or "most" people do something a certain way, it doesn't mean that we have to. We did this for our kids. We did this for our family. And, it's gonna look a little different than the way anyone else does it.