Today is a big day for me. A day I’ve dreamed of over the years, but never thought it would come. Today I am a full-time stay-at-home mom and to be very honest I’m a bit freaked out by it! Ok…I was a stay-at-home mom this weekend too, but today it just seems more real. We celebrated the end of school a lot this weekend with perhaps some of the most rookie mistakes such as staying up until 11pm, drinking soda, and eating cake at each grad party. It’s time to start for real!
Over the 9 years of being a mom, I’ve always had a work-from-home job that kept my attention for a portion of my day, each day. There is a lot of freedom to make the most of this season in life, but there is also a lot of unknowns for me! This summer I have a few goals for my 7 and 9-year-old boys.
Here’s my list:
1. Learning (school) each day (both boys are behind and we are not gonna start the next school year behind!)
(I’m thinking daily reading, writing, math work, science experiments, and maybe themed studies)
2. Built-in, intentional fun
3. Limited screen time
4. I’d like to have a general daily schedule to help us meet these goals
4. Experience life, not just wait for the fall or next big thing to come
The truth is I really don’t know how to do this whole full-time mom thing! I need your help! What suggestions do you have for a newbie like myself? Anything you do that really works or things I should avoid? I’ve started a Pinterest board called School Them to help with my first goal.
I would seriously love to hear from you! I want to make the most of our time together this summer and for however long this season of life lasts! Please leave a comment below!