Friday, July 13, 2012

My Summer Schedule

I have had a few people ask about my summer schedule, so I thought I would post what our typical day looks like.  Some of it stays the same whether we are doing school or not and I will do a "school schedule" when we are back homeschooling the end of August.  

6:30am    Wake-up and work-out
7:30am    Quiet Time and kids start to wake-up
8:15am    Breakfast
9:00am    Clean-up, kids get dressed and do morning 
                 chores. I shower.
9:45am     Head to pool or meet friends for an outing or do
                 special activity/job around house.
12:00pm   Lunch and clean-up
1:00pm     Reading and Rest time (by the time I get the 
                 little ones down for their naps and the others 
                  settled with books and quiet toys, this gives
                 me almost an hour to read and rest too.)
2:30pm     Kids can watch TV (recorded old shows : ) if 
                  they have read well and done chores.  I 
                  get dinner started and do laundry.
3:00pm     My computer time to return emails, blog and 
                 other family admin work.
3:45pm      Little boys are up by this now; snack time.
4:00pm     Go to library, possibly pool if didn't go in the    
                 morning or run errands.
5:00pm     Play outside with little boys and finish dinner.
6:15pm      Dinner and clean-up
7:00pm     Take family walk or bike ride or sometimes 
                  husband takes kids to pool (our pool is in our 
                  neighborhood so they can walk) 
8:00pm      Little boys to bed and I finish laundry, make 
8:30pm     Read to kids, girls to bed.
9:00pm     My time to, spend time with 
                 husband, read, watch news.
10:30pm   Lights out :)


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  2. Sounds like a perfect summer schedule to me.

    Can you please, send us a little of your sun, so we also can do summer things.
    We hardly come outside, because of the rain.

    I really don't like rain.
    I know it's good for the plants, but they had have enough by now.

    With a little bit of sun we would be greatfull.

    Ps. We live in Holland in the East.

    Greetings Jolien

  3. Your schedule sounds great, especially the getting up early for quiet time and working out!

  4. I wanted to alert you to this in case you would like to do a blog post or Facebook post about it or just get you and your friends to call your senators.

    From the HSLDA e-lert service…

    Senator Kerry: We’ll Pass the CRPD by July 26

    Michael Farris is founder and chairman of HSLDA, and homeschooling father of 10. Read more >>
    Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

    Senator John Kerry announced yesterday that he plans to pass the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities before July 26—just 13 days from today. He has scheduled a formal committee vote next Thursday—July 19. This is an unprecedented attempt to jam a binding international treaty through the Senate without proper time for debate or consideration.

    Yesterday’s “hearing” was a carefully orchestrated attempt to get this treaty ratified without any serious consideration. There were nine total witnesses. Only two people opposed to the treaty were allowed to testify—Steven Groves from Heritage Foundation and me.

    False Ideas

    The administration seeks to promote two ideas that are simply inaccurate: 1. Disabled Americans who travel overseas will directly benefit by U.S. ratification of this treaty; 2. Ratifying a treaty does not require us to comply with international law.

    They are arguing that a treaty is an empty promise with no actual substance. The Supremacy Clause of the Constitution makes it clear that the administration is wrong. Treaties form a part of the Supreme Law of the Land once ratified.

    And no one even attempted a serious answer to our core parental rights concern.

    Article 7 of the UNCRPD gives government the ability to override every decision of a parent of disabled children if the government thinks that its views are in “the best interest of the child.”

    Parental Rights at Stake

    This is a radical attempt to take away parental rights. Make no mistake—if they succeed at ratifying this treaty, the Convention on the Rights of the Child is next. This is not a battle just for parents with disabled and special needs children. This is a battle for every parent.

    We absolutely must flood the U.S. Senate with phone calls. Senator Durbin mentioned that they were hearing from homeschoolers (and he was annoyed at us for voicing our opinion of his side’s planned assault on parental rights.) But, we need to do even more.

    This is the most important issue that we will face this year. By July 26—up or down—we will either take another step toward becoming the subjects of a world government or we will preserve our rights as American citizens.

    I urge you all in the strongest possible terms—call both of your U.S. senators today. If you have called them in their Washington, D.C. office—call them again in their in-state district offices which you can find online.

    The Capitol Switchboard’s phone number is 202-224-3121, or use HSLDA’s Legislative Toolbox.

    Get everyone you know to call their senators as well. Network. Facebook. Phone lists. Every place you can network—please do it.

    And pray like mad.

    Taking away our parental rights won’t build wheelchair ramps for disabled Americans who travel to other countries. The promise being made that this treaty will result in new accessibility options in foreign countries is an illusion.

    The demise of our parental rights is a certainty.

    Call. Call. Pray. And Call.

    Michael P. Farris, J.D., LL.M.
    Chairman, HSLDA

    The HSLDA E-lert Service is a service of:

    Home School Legal Defense Association • P.O. Box 3000 • Purcellville, Virginia 20134-9000
    Phone: (540) 338-5600 • Fax: (540) 338-2733 • Email:

  5. Your schedule sounds wonderful. Can you give any advice on how to start one and actually STICK to it. Especially when you have little ones who don't sleep when they are suppose to! THANKS!

  6. Nicole, sorry it's taken me so long to get back with you. We've been on vacation : ) Well, I would say don't let the little ones sleep later than normal in the morning or fall asleep off schedule. When it is time to nap, even if they don't sleep at least they can lie in their beds quietly and look at books for about an hour. If they are young, I don't let my babies "cry it out" but if they are over one year old then I would let them fuss some. You could go in and reassure them that you are there and that you love them, but then let them know it's time for naps. You hit a good point though, because if the nap schedule gets off then it seems like the whole schedule gets off so I would concentrate on that. Blessings!

  7. OK, we will work on the naps!! Thanks!


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