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Thursday, March 19, 2009
Adding Babies to Already Large Homeschooling Families
No ... we are NOT adding a baby to our family. While I would love to, I think we really are "done" now. I'll just keep playing with my Bible Study Babies that I get to take care of on Thursday mornings, until my children bless me with grandbabies (which, I know, they are looking forward to doing).
Awhile back, I received an email from a mama of 7 kids (ages 2-12). She would love to have another baby, but is concerned about how she is going to homeschool with a nursing baby and major lack of sleep. Not only is she concerned about the months following the arrival of new baby ... but she has difficult pregnancies, also, which result in a "very crabby mama".
Her question is ...
"How does a woman have her family grow and still be able to get things done?"
She says ...
"I am behind with the homeschooling now because of our adoptions. Throw a nursing baby into the mix, and a few kids with learning disabilities, and I am afraid we won't get anything done!"
Now ... instead of giving her my thoughts and ideas right now, I would like to ask YOU ... my faithful readers, for YOUR ADVICE. I would love it if you would leave a comment, or pop me an email with your advice for this sweet mama. Then, I will compile all of the answers and add my own thoughts in a follow-up post in a few days.
Thanks! I look forward to hearing from you. I know that I have many readers, with much wisdom, that follow my blog.
Oh ... you don't need to be a mama of 5 or 15, to answer. And, you don't need to be a homeschooling mom. But, those of you with some experience in either the large family arena or the homeschooling arena are highly encouraged to respond.