One thing that “regular” school mamas have on us homeschool mamas is about seven hours a day to turn their house to rights while the kids are away. Homeschool mamas ask me almost every week: how on EARTH do I homeschool AND keep up with housekeeping?!!
Aside from just letting it all go and hoping the neighbors don’t nominate you for the next season of Hoarders, I might have a few tips for you.
But before that, lest you think my house can pass the white glove test, let me set the scene: It’s 11am, we’re knee-deep in our school day and the kitchen is displaying a weird array of egg-crusted plates and half drunk juice glasses. The school room is littered with books, supplies, maps, and electronics. There might be glitter. The bowls from snack time are still there, the bag of crackers and cheese wrappers are on the counter. We’re not finished with school and it’s time to start thinking about lunch and homeschool mama is starting to feel torn between being present with the kids and picking up the mess.
Sound anything like your house?