Thursday, July 26, 2012
Setting Home Hours
As we continue on our homeschooling journey, something I've learned is that the more we stay home - the better things go in our home. Not only for school, but for home management in general.
And, to be honest, this is something I've struggled with. Options come along and for a while I am good at saying no or sticking to our boundaries - but then I get weary of saying no and get lax at bending our boundaries and start letting more things creep in.
Earlier this summer, I went to a CC Practicum and the thing I was the most challenged and blessed by was the idea the speaker shared of setting home hours. She shared that in their home they have hours that they don't answer their phone and hours that they don't leave home.
Of course, every family would need to decide if this would work for them and if it did, what hours would suit their own home and family - but this idea has been rattling around in my mind and heart for the past couple of months.
This is something that I'm planning to implement this school year in our home in addition to Slow Day. Making appointments after a certain time each day, turning our phone off until a designated time, etc... I look forward to experimenting with this.
Do you have Home Hours? How would this help or bless you and your home?