Encouraging Hearts and Home-- Keeping Real Busy

I keep telling my husband I don't know how these public school parents do it!  I have been so spoiled for the past 8 or so years that our days are busy and full and our nights are nice and quiet.  Now just two weeks into having one son in public school & we have activities on three nights; a new karate class & 2 nights of driver's ed.  Trying to juggle homework, cooking & meals, and who's driving whom where and when is making my feel so hurried and disorganized.  I know we'll adjust fine but wow it has really shown us just how nice, quiet, and simple our lives were.  

And Now, for This Week's Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop!

 
Join your Encouraging Hearts & Home Co-Hosts each week for encouragement and support for your heart & your home. We hope to provide a space that builds each other up and lends a helping hand along the way. With all the negativity in the world, let's shine a positive light!


The post with the most views from last week:

Easy DIY Bottle Cap Pumpkins from Doodle Buddies




Some of my favorites from last week:

Tiramisu French Toast by Marilyn's Treats




Mosaic Garden Table by Selep Imaging






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Comments

  1. I know how you feel- I think it takes at least two weeks to find a rhythm and get into a routine but those first couple of weeks are exhausting- hang in there Mama!

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    1. I have been asleep by 8:30/9:00 every single night this week! I just know that as soon as we find a good routine it's all going to change again (literally; as Alec switches to distance learning in another week).

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  2. Thanks for hosting, stay safe and healthy...

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  3. Y'all will adjust soon! Embrace and enjoy, they will be gone to college in a flash!
    Melissa | Little Frugal Homestead

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    1. I know! We're already talking SAT's with my oldest. Crazy how fast that happens.

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  4. Thanks for hosting and enjoy your day and the weekend.

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  5. We experienced the same thing: the more involved we became with public school, the less control we had over our time. For us, it was worth it!

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    1. I think it will be worth it too but it's quite an adjustment for sure.

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  6. Thanks so much for taking the time to host each week!!
    It is greatly appreciated!!
    Stay safe, healthy and happy!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  7. The mosaic table looks amazing! While I've never been a homeschool mom, but I too admire how working moms juggle it all! I worked very part time for most of time being a mom, until I became a full time stay at home parent.

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    1. I have always been to thankful to have had the ability to stay home (though I did work a year or two because I wanted to).

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  8. It's a struggle for sure! Have a great weekedn!

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    1. It really is! We made it through the week though and we'll keep on keeping on.

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  9. Thinking of you this week as you adjust to your new schedule. I hope he is adjusting well too! :)

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    1. He really is adjusting so well; I was rather surprised since he's such a night owl and tend to like sleeping late but he is up at 5 and all ready to go waiting for me each day.

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  10. Thank you for featuring my Tiramisu French Toast! Thank you for hosting! This is what I featured the week of 8-31 to 9-4 on my blog. On Tuesday was Zucchini Bread. Wednesday was Strawberry Cream Cheese Bread. Thursday was Traditional Stollen Bread. And winding up this week of Breads was The Secret to Really Good Banana Bread. Enjoy!

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    1. You're welcome! Thank you for sharing your yummy recipes with us.

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  11. My son that is a junior has been begging to do online school since that is an option. He said he’ll have so much more time to get everything done since he has a job and activities after school. Just not sure I’m on board with that as of right now.

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    1. I think it really depends on the school; a few around here require kids to log in for each class all day long and others are allowing kids to finish up their work rather quickly and have a good 1/2 day to themselves.

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