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More and more individuals are searching for alternatives to public education system. That should not be a surprise since the public school system in the United States is rated 25th in the world in science and reading and 38 in mathematics. To a great number of mom and dad’s homeschooling looks more attractive every day. The problem with this is that if you do a search engine search for homeschooling resources the information you will find is in many cases biased and misleading. Anyone looking for homeschooling in Garlock, CA needs to consider attending a homeschooling event like the ones offered by Great Homeschool Conventions. At our event you can find a wide range of homeschooling curriculum. You will be able to attend lessons and interact speakers like Gianna Jessen, Matt Walsh, and others. The mission of our events is to equip you parents with quality homeschooling materials needed to embark in a successful homeschooling journey. If you are unable to find details about homeschooling in Garlock, California, we invite you to attend one of our trade shows.

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You would think that with so many parents in search of homeschooling info in Garlock, CA additional details will be available. It is no secret that the state of California is trying to abolish homeschooling. As California’s AB 2756 proposition clearly shows. Even though homeschooling is not new it came to the forefront of American culture in the early 90s as a way for Christian parents to integrate their religion into their kids education. After two decades of criticism no one was expecting. That is, kids who’re homeschool perform better in life, make better decisions, and poses superior sense of values and respect for friends and family. Despite public opinion homeschooled teens enjoy online lessons, friendships, and extracurricular activities as the typical public school student however without hazards, like standardized lesson plans and drugs. Today several experts have raised the question I’m wondering if homeschooling is the answer to a better education for our kids. At GreatHomeschoolConventions.Com we simply want to make you aware that we are no longer a minority and that we continue to grow every day. For more info about what GreatHomeschoolConventions.Com has to offer please stop by our blog.

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When Your Summer Siesta Is More Like a Summer Sprint

I look forward to summers.

As a homeschool mom, summer is the time of year where there is more stuff for my school aged kids to do. It’s that time of year when my kids can join in with all of the other kids to do kid stuff during the day.  

Imagine. I get a break during the summer time.

It’s not that I don’t love my kids or enjoy teaching them at home.  It’s simply I’ve learned that part of being healthy mentally and physically when there are health challenges in your home is making time for yourself.  If you want to read more about that I’m blogging about it over at FortheFamily.org today.

Straight talk? If I send my kids to camp, I get to be in my house a-l-o-n-e.

Because of the glut of activities, people and programs who are poised to take the money of moms and dads all over the world, I have options. Here and there I sign the kids up for an activity or two. But better yet, I scavenge for all of the free stuff that miraculously appears during the summer months that allow me to take nap here and there my kids to have a blast.

Don’t judge me just yet.  I do want to be a good mom.  Lest I end up creating over-scheduled kids, I normally strive for plenty of down time and threaten my kids with tons of housework if they dare to tell me that they are bored.

It usually works.

I’m a firm believer in reading lots of books and staring at the clouds. Riding bikes and drinking from the water hose. Rediscovering board games and playing make believe.

But somehow this summer hasn’t turned out like I thought it would.

My intentions of more lazy days with a sprinkling of breaks for mom activities for the kids, hasn’t turned out as planned.

We’ve been on the go. Track meets and family camp. Play dates and errands. Video games while Mommy gets work done.  Fast food instead of discovering new family favorite recipes. And not quite as much reading as I’d hoped for.

We haven’t even graced the threshold of a library.

I stand ashamed.

My summer siesta has been more like a summer sprint.

But I was reminded today as I watched my six year old, sucking a homemade popsicle on the back porch, that the summer is not over. It’s not too late to savor the summer and snatch a second here and there to create a memory that will last a long time.

It’s not too late to don our pajamas and stay up late listening to an audiobook.  It’s not too late to take a few more trips to the lake at sunset or to ride our bikes down the spill way.  It’s not too late to try a new recipe, invite friends over, or enjoy an afternoon making up games with rules that change by the second. It’s not too late to enjoy another sunset or to watch the moon settle into the night sky.

I planned for my summer to be more of a siesta and it’s been more of a sprint.

But it’s not too late to slow it down a tad.

It’s not too late for me to play Uno one more summer, with one more kid, with one more variation, even though I’ve been playing Uno for what seems like an eternity.

It’s been good for me to enjoy a break here and there this summer but I have to say that I’m reminded it’s just as good for me to make memories – even if it’s at a snail’s pace.

Reenacting my original idea of a slower summer siesta doesn’t mean that I quit working or that we halt all activities or that I’m making muffins every morning from scratch.

However it does mean that I desire to live with a heightened level of intentionality so that I don’t miss the moments, lose the lingering, or pass the precious people I love too fast.

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Taking a summer siesta a little slower simply means that I get to enjoy the remaining days in a different way.

A more intentional way.

A more purposeful way.

And I’m looking forward to it.

What about you?  

How has your summer been so far?  

Anything you want to do more or less of as the summer draws to a close?

This post originally appeared on Chrystal Evans Hurst and has been republished with permission.

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