Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The World's Meanest Mom

I am most likely the world’s meanest mom. I make my kids eat their veggies, I rarely get them a treat, we don’t have any video games in the house or cable and the last thing to make me the world’s meanest mom, I had the audacity to have my kids start doing school throughout the summer, gasp!!

Isn’t that terrible? Well, actually no. The more I study about successful homeschooling families I found a few things in common.

1   #1. They homeschool through the summer. Sure they take some brakes for a vacation or if they go to a museum or zoo, but they are always learning.
2   #2. They focus on math, reading the classics and writing.
3   #3. They don’t waste their time with all the “fluff”. They study what their kids are interested in and watch their kids excel because they actually like the topic.

So, a few weeks ago I told my kids were just going to do math twice a week for the rest of summer and oh man, my house turned into meltdown city! Kids were crying and complaining, and I sat there thinking what have I done?

The next time we went to do school it was a lot better, thank heavens. The kids quickly got their schoolwork done so that they could go and play. I hope that it will continue to get better and I am excited to see their progress.


  1. We are such horrible mamas!! The same thing happened when I suggested that we *may* start doing a little unit study here & there! lol ;)

    1. Ha ha! I'm glad I'm not the only one. :)

  2. Ha Ha! my kids are doing math every day through the summer! I guess I am meaner than you!

  3. Yay, Something to look forward to when homeschooling starts... I'll be the meanest mom ever and daddy will be even more of a hero lol. *sigh