Over the last year, the Bees and I have traveled over 10,000 miles (easily). Homeschooling plus travel can be a parent’s worst nightmare but I am happy to share what works for us. Traveling Chaos : 5 Homeschool Sanity Savers.
Skipping a lesson or two is okay (every once in a while)!
Traveling is already hard on us parents, it is. If you road trip a lot like we do, there can be days you just want to hide your face under the pillow. And that’s okay. It’s also okay to skip a lesson or two. Burnouts are always lingering with homeschool families. If you feel like you can’t teach another lesson, just stop and take a break. I don’t recommend it very often because once you get too far behind in your school year, catching up is worse than a burnout.
Make your traveling days fun!
If you are traveling, then you are heading somewhere fun (most times). Keep the fun of the trip alive. Look for interesting places to stop with the kids. I recently went to Fort Lauderdale with my oldest Bee. As a “thank you” for being wonderful, we went to the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science. We spent a couple hours there (strolling leisurely). He needed to let out energy before the long car ride home. Kids need breaks too!
Understand that some days will not go to plan!
Actually, many days will not go to plan. A few months ago we were in our RV. The bees were working hard and life was great. The next morning, we all slept in a little. That extra snooze time led to a late morning which in turn meant our entire day was messed up. We couldn’t recover from those blissful minutes of sleep. That’s okay, though. We went out and enjoyed the city as a family. Marty is all for just going with the flow. That leads me to number 4.
… Continue reading HERE for Sanity Savers 4 & 5.
Traveling Chaos : 5 Homeschool Sanity Savers