Cast off the old, dead leaves that are smothering the lawn of your homeschooling.

Posted by Jen Garrison Stuber

Autumn is “basically the time for trees to reevaluate their priorities and start anew” . . . this might be true for you, and your homeschooling, too.

Don’t be afraid to cast off that which is not working, take your homeschooling down to the bare bones during the holidays, and come roaring back to a new homeschool life in the new year.

Go enjoy the changing of the seasons, and stop doing the things that you know in your heart-of-hearts aren’t working. (And don’t tell me, “But, Jen, I spent so much money on this curriculum” — we had this talk earlier this year — it’s just going to sit on your shelf gathering dust and judging you. It’s time to clean house and hunker down with the things you love. That curriculum can find a new home with the right family (if not directly, they will adore finding it on the shelf at the Thrift Store), and you’ll have space for new loves.

You still have 5,072 hours in which to work in your 1,000 hours. (Not including the hours left in today).

Cast off the old, dead leaves that are smothering the lawn of your homeschooling. Jump around and have fun in the piles before you take them away. Wish them a fond farewell, and look forward to the next adventure.

~Jen GS