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How To Create a Homeschool Preschool Schedule + Daily Routines Ideas

How To Create a Homeschool Preschool Schedule + Daily Routines Ideas | Lacy Lain

We started Preschool last year with my, then 3-year old. It was interrupted by life and by her two younger siblings, but it was fun and I enjoyed it so much. But if you have been here for a while you know our school year got cut short. My husband was diagnosed with a relapse of leukemia and we spent 2+ months in the hospital and 2+ more months living within 15 minutes of the hospital after he had his last two rounds of chemo and a stem cell transplant.

Our year got turned upside down and thankfully we were only at the preschool stage in our homeschool journey (and I do not believe it is necessary to have a rigorous preschool for our kids). With that said, I do like to have structure and a routine for my kids so when the time came for my 3 year old to want to start doing school like some of her older friends the pre-k teacher in me was thrilled.

I believe that we can informally teach our kids a preschool curriculum and not have a rigid workload for them to have to do. Since I also had a 2-year old and a 1-year old at the time having a schedule was crucial. And even if you don’t have three kids 3 and under I still believe that kids thrive in a structured environment that promotes life long learning.

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How To Create a Homeschool Preschool Schedule + Daily Routines Ideas

How to create a Homeschool Preschool Schedule

This is not just for preschool, you should be doing this at every age, but here is how I schedule ours. Please keep in mind that this is how I do it and there are many other methods of preparing a schedule for homeschooling your kids. This is the way I have come to do it after over-complicating it in the past (even in my classroom I was guilty of this from time to time). So now I try to keep it as simple as possible.

  1. Write down and brain dump ALL THE THINGS: List out the things you want to cover in your curriculum. List the things you want to do that are extracurricular. List out the holidays you want to take off and any trips or family things that you want to leave open for easy or no-school days. Write it all out. Anything you can think of.
  2. Do your research. Find a curriculum that works for you. I have written a curriculum and I still like to supplement every once in a while because it keeps things fresh for my child and a different perspective is a good thing.
  3. Make A Decision on Number of Days. Once you have completed the first two steps it is now time to make your schedule. I like to do school 4 days a week. I know there are a lot of families that do just 3 days a week and some do everyday unschooling. BUT I like to do it on days my husband works so that I have a routine with the kids when it’s just me and when he is home we can spend time as a family. You need to decide how many days you will “do school”.
  4. Decided how you will do curriculum. For example, Math and Science on Tuesday and Thursday and Language Arts and Reading on Monday and Wednesday. OR will you do all subjects every single day. There is no right or wrong answer as to how to do this. That is part of the beauty of homeschool. You get to decide! You might even get into the school year just a little bit and find that you want to change this up. Whatever you do just make sure you give your kids enough time to adjust and get familiar with it before you change it 5 times and stress them out because they are craving structure and order and change (while sometimes necessary can also be very hard on them if not done properly… let’s be real, it’s hard on adults too).
  5. Make the Schedule. I like to take a blank calendar and my Lain Learning Planning Sheet and write everything out. I start with my calendar and make sure all the things from my brain dump are on it. Doctors appointments to vacations. EVERYTHING! Then start at week one and fill in where everything should go.
  6. Create Your Routine. This is where the Daily Routine comes in. This is important for so many reasons. Have I already said that kids crave structure? Well, if you haven’t heard me yet, THEY DO! So, let’s give it to them and create an environment that they can learn and thrive in. Here is an example of our daily schedule form last year. This year probably won’t look much different. I try to break up school throughout the day. I want to create a life of learning for my kids and not a scheduled time where they think that learning takes place within the confines of a block of time. BUT I want it to be all throughout our day. I am careful to call our time “school time” and not “learning time” for this reason. I know I sound crazy, but it is a big deal to me.

I hope this was helpful to you. I know I love reading about other people’s homeschool philosophies and how they set up their homeschool (I guess that is the life long learner in me) but I am always wanting to better our homeschool too. I would love to connect with other homeschool moms. This homeschool thing gets me so excited and I could sit and drink coffee and talk about it with friends all day long. I know #nerdalert. Here’s my instagram and my pinterest. Come say hi!

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10 Reasons to Homeschool in 2020 (Covid-19 is Only One of Them)

10 Reasons to Homeschool in 2020 (Covid-19 is Only One of Them)

So, you are thinking about homeschooling? These days we all know lots of people are. The biggest shift in more people considering it is Covid-19. I don’t know about you, but I am just about sick of this stupid virus. Regardless, maybe you are the person that was already thinking about it and now that Covid is here you are most certainly going to homeschool.

I have wanted to homeschool since before I even had kids. I am a teacher’s kid that was a teacher’s kid. Both my parents were teachers and coaches and both sets of my grandparents were teachers/counselors/some sort of admin role in a school system. It’s been ingrained into me since I can remember. My absolute favorite thing to play at home was Teacher. It’s one of my fondest memories. I loved other toys too, but playing school was the best.

I say all of that so that you know where I am coming from. I come from a long line of teachers. I should want to teach in a public or private school and I have in the past BUT I have also seen the ins and outs of the school system and while the private sector is (in my opinion) much better at caring for the students needs. My choice to homeschool is not wavering. I have prayed so much about it because I do think my kids would love the social aspect of going to a school, but this is something I know I am called to.

10 Reasons to Homeschool in 2020

With all of that said, here are 10 reasons to homeschool in 2020 (Covid-19 is only one of them).

1. THE OBVIOUS COVID-19: Some of us are in positions where we are still quarantined because of various reasons and it’s actually a necessary choice for us. (For example: my husband had a stem cell transplant in December after his second diagnosis of leukemia and is still immune-suppressed so we really don’t have an option. My kids have actually been quarantined since December and just last week got to see other kids (their cousins) for the first time since then. EIGHT MONTHS!)

2. THE SCHOOL SYSTEM CAN’T MEET YOUR CHILD’S NEEDS: This is a controversial one, because most schools would argue that they can but in our case our daughter is being tested for autism in 2 days and while they can “make necessary arrangements” for her. I believe wholeheartedly that with the help of therapists and doctors, the one-on-one learning that she will get from me outweighs the “arrangements” that can be made for her at school.

3. YOUR CHILD HAS REALLY BEEN STRUGGLING: Teachers do the best they can, but let’s be honest… They have classrooms packed with kids. My last teaching job I only had 6 students and it was wonderful. However, the job I had before that I had 28 students at the peak of the year. TWENTY-EIGHT. It was the hardest teaching job I have had and the sad truth is that it’s not uncommon. It’s actually much more likely than a classroom of 6 or even 10. The one-on-one teaching could benefit your child dramatically.

4. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE FOREVER: This one piggy backs on the last one. There are many reasons to homeschool for a year or two or just elementary or just high-school. Whatever the case. It doesn’t have to be forever and you can make decisions year by year if that meets your child’s needs better. You aren’t locked into any school choice. Although, I do believe committing to something for the year is best, there are always circumstances that might lead you to change. Just keep in mind that it doesn’t have to be forever.

5. YOU ACTUALLY ARE CAPABLE OF TEACHING YOUR KIDS: I have read so many times and talked with so many moms about them wanting to homeschool, but they feel like they can’t. We have bought the lie that unless you have a teaching degree and certification you must not be able to teach your kids. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Actually, I would say that teaching our kids has never been easier. We have more resources now than we ever have and with the wonderful world wide web, we can quite literally learn about ourselves and teach our kids whatever is required for graduating high-school (and some).

6. VIRTUAL LEARNING IS A THING NOW: When I was in school if you had to do virtual learning it was because you got suspended to many times or it was a horrible situation for you at school. It was looked at as a negative thing and it was a mess for a teacher to try and figure it all out. Well, it’s 2020 and that is no longer the case. People are choosing to do virtual school every single day. The beautiful thing about this is that you are not the primary teacher, but your kids are home with you and you can just be the moderator, so to speak. One of the coolest parts of this is that in a lot of areas this is free as a public school option.

7. HOMESCHOOL KIDS AREN’T ACTUALLY WEIRD. Well, let’s be honest, I would identify myself as a weird person so maybe I am not qualified to write this one, but it’s true. I can’t even tell you how many adults I have met that tell me they were homeschooled and I get excited because they don’t fit that old stereotype of “weird homeschool kid” Honestly, even if you or your kids are weird, you’d all be that way homeschool or public school. Homeschool doesn’t make them weird. I mean, there are weird kids at public schools too, right? Yes! There are! I vote that we all just celebrate our weirdness anyway.

8. YOU ARE CALLED TO IT: I believe that our schooling options should be prayed over and and then prayed over and then prayed over some more. I say this because I was one of those people that definitely wanted to homeschool and then once my daughter was born I felt like I wasn’t capable and started to change my mind. That was an insecurity and when the time came to make the decision my husband and I prayed about it and agreed (with a very real peace about it) that I would homeschool our kids. At least for now, and then we will continue to pray and evaluate where each kid is at as we go and make decisions each year. Again, we aren’t locked into anything.

9. YOU CAN ACTUALLY AFFORD IT: This is another one of those horrible rumors that goes around. “Homeschool curriculum is too expensive and we can’t afford to do it.” I am sorry to burst your bubble, but actually there are more free options now than there have ever been. I will be writing about those in the coming weeks. And for goodness sake, can we just say that if we didn’t spend money at Target every single time we went or if we’d give up a Starbucks every once in a while we actually could afford to budget for curriculum or curriculum resources. There is this myth that they are outrageously priced (and some are) but there are good quality ones that could fit into just about any budget. I would be willing to bet you could sell a few things on fb marketplace and make enough to completely pay for your kids’ curriculum if you chose to buy one. But just so you heard me a second ago… You don’t have to buy anything!

10. YOU WANT TO SPEND TIME WITH YOUR KIDS: I fit into this category, for sure! I am an introvert and I like my alone time, don’t get me wrong. But I really do love spending time with my kids. I want to build strong bonds with them and I want to be the influence in their lives (although some days I have to ask God’s grace and mercy because being the mom of two 2-year-olds and a 4-year old is hard and I lose my mind sometimes). Nevertheless, I love being with them and I absolutely love watching as they learn new things. My kids are all very expressive and when things click in their little minds I can almost see it happening by their body language.

Okay, I said 10, but actually I have 11…

11. YOUR SCHEDULE, NOT THE GOVERNMENTS: When I plan out our school year I make sure and plan out the breaks I want to take. I take all public school holidays into consideration and then I also plan our family vacation, a kindness week, and a rest week. The rest week is for my kids to stop everything and just be still. I think it is so important. I know that some people are wired different than I am, but I am one of those people that can not function without some still, quiet, alone time. This is a week that we will focus on resting in Jesus and being still before Him. No matter what you want to plan to take off, you can. And in emergencies (like a husband having a second diagnosis of cancer and having to spend 2+ months in the hospital, homeschool can be paused or rearranged).

What are your reasons for homeschooling? Or reasons that you are considering it? I would love to know!

Happy Decision Making!

Lacy Lain

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How to Create the Perfect Morning Routine

How to Create the Perfect Morning Routine

Let’s start with the WHY. Everyone talks about needing a morning routine but not everyone understands why it’s such a big deal. It has been studied by doctors, researchers, universities, and more. Having a routine of any sort is profitable for you.


I have read extensively about it for many reasons. The first was because I was in a hard place after having my first child and needed to know how I could fix the slump I was in. The second reason is that we have jumped headfirst into the foster care world. And if nothing else has convinced me that routines are good for us, adopting through the foster care system has.


I believe that God has created everything with order and purpose in this world for His glory. I also believe that He created in us a need for order, a desire, and craving for things and thoughts in order. There was a Christmas song several years ago that had a line about bringing our chaos to order and I remember in that season of my life God was working hard on this in me. I had been living in utter chaos and He was showing me the joy of the order He brings in our lives.


We could also refer to a routine as a form of structure in our lives. And if you don’t already know why it is important I encourage you to do your own research on structure and how good it is for us, for both our physical, spiritual, and mental health.

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So, now that you know a little bit more about why it’s important, or why I think it’s important… Here is how you create one that works for you and helps you design a more productive day:

How to Create the

Perfect Morning Routine

  1. Start with a list of all the things you would like to get done in the morning. This is a complete list of even things you know you might not get done, but on some level would like to.
  2. Take time to prioritize the list
  3. Get real with yourself and pick 5-7 things you can actually achieve in the mornings without adding stress to your day. These things should make your day run more smoothly and help your stress level throughout the day, not add another burdensome chore to your day.
  4. Wake up 15-30 minutes earlier than normal. I know this one seems to get a raised eyebrow every once in a while and if you just raised yours, I can assure you, it is not as hard as you might think. Give yourself grace on this and set a timeline. For example, set a goal of waking up earlier for 2 weeks. Use a chart and have a plan for after you wake up. A simple checklist on a sheet of paper works too! Keep it simple
  5. Speaking of a plan. The list of 5-7 things is your plan! Try it out, make changes if you need to, and give yourself enough time to perfect it. The goal of this is to turn your morning routine into a structured habit. We want our morning routines to be something that we eventually don’t have to put a lot of thought into. Let’s be honest we put a lot of thought into way too many things as moms, this needs to be something we just do and it works for us. If you have read any of my previous posts I preach a lot about working smarter not harder. This should be one of those things.

If you would like to take part in my morning moms challenge it is always free, because I believe that sometimes a mom just needs a break and she needs some help from another momma who has walked before her. If we had to pay for every piece of mom advice or help we got…well, I know I would be broke as a joke!

I truly believe a morning routine can change your days and even help your stress levels. I am no doctor and I don’t pretend to be. But I know for me, it helped my stress level and I can even tell a difference in my blood pressure. It’s crucial for me.


Blessings Mom!

Lacy Lain

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5 SALAD KITS YOU CAN MAKE AT HOME FOR A HEALTHY VARIETY EVERY WEEK

5 SALAD KITS YOU CAN MAKE AT HOME FOR A HEALTHY VARIETY EVERY WEEK
Before you read all the salad ingredients please note that you can easily substitute things that you enjoy and take out things you don’t in each kit.

I love eating salad but absolutely hate how much they cost (because I am, after all, a tightwad and love a budget). Making salad kits at home are not only cheaper, you can customize them, and making kits saves a ton of time while also fixing kids lunches and doing laundry… you know…

#momlife

 

So, here we go. on to

5 SALAD KITS YOU CAN MAKE AT HOME FOR A HEALTHY VARIETY EVERY WEEK

5 Salad Kits You Can Make At Home for a Healthy Variety Every Week

  1. Spicy Southwest Salad: Greens: I prefer romaine and iceberg lettuce Protein: I always add black beans but you could also add chicken or beef (fajita meat would be great) Veggies: Roasted Corn, Bell Peppers, Grilled Onions, Avocado or Guacamole, Pico, etc., Other: Mexican Rice, French fried onions, tortilla strips or broken up chips, salsa, sour cream, etc.
  2. Asian Peanut Appetizer: Greens: Iceberg lettuce ripped in small pieces Protein: chicken and/or peanuts Veggies: Carrots, Cucumbers, Red or Purple cabbage, onions Other: fried rice, jasmine rice, peanut sauce, soy sauce, wonton strips
  3. Classic Caesar: Greens: Romaine lettuce Protein: chicken ( I used chickpeas & sunflower kernels #vegan) Extras: croutons, cheese, dressing
  4. Strawberry & Spinach: Pretty simple add sliced almonds, avocado and olive oil. That’s it!
  5. Quick Cobb Salad: Greens: Romaine and/or spinach/kale Protein: boiled eggs (again chickpeas for vegan and a few nuts) bacon bits, cheese (sharp cheddar or blue) & chicken Veggies: tomatoes, black olives & avocado Dress it with ranch for classic flavor.
To make these simple salad kits, there are several ways you can go about it. If you are environmentally conscience then you can use reusable containers to put greens and veggies together. Keep in mind that fruits and veggies that are “wetter” like a strawberry should be kept separate from the greens in a different container and they should be used within a week of slicing or cutting.
If you are more of the plastic baggie kind of gal, then they work just fine too. Whatever container you use, just remember to keep wet and dry ingredients separated and keep note of any ingredients that should not be kept in the fridge. For example, french fried onions can be put in the fridge, but if you do they might be soggy instead of crunchy.
I hope you enjoy your salads this week!

Lacy Lain

5 SALAD KITS YOU CAN MAKE AT HOME FOR A HEALTHY VARIETY EVERY WEEK

 

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5 Simple Things I Do Everyday to Help Me Stay Disciplined

5 Simple Things I Do Everyday to Help Me Stay Disciplined

Before you get into this post please note that it took me a long time to get to this point and there are seasons that I have to give myself a little extra grace. The past year has completely wrecked my world in ways I never thought possible (good and bad). Covid-19 hit our family hard without actually infecting anyone (praise the Lord). What do I mean by this?


Well, for those of you that don’t know my husband had a relapse of leukemia in Septemeber of last year, and after 2 more rounds of chemotherapy, he was given a stem cell transplant. It was brutal! I have seen him battle through chemo before, but I had never seen his body be so beaten as it was by this last round of chemo. On top of all of that, he has a very weak immune system still to this day. He actually has to take a medicine that keeps his immune system down somewhat because they don’t want the foreign cells to attack his body. It’s a crazy balance and it’s hard to know what is safe and what is not safe. Example: Covid-19.

When we finally got to come home after the 90 days living at or within 15 minutes of the hospital I thought I would get to see my friends and go back to church and get back to a somewhat normal life. WRONG! Covid-19 hit and the world as we knew it continued in a quarantine. Thankfully, this time we were in our home, with our kids, in their own beds and our environment. Unfortunately, that means I have been pretty quarantined since October of last year with the exception of a few trips up to the church and one family vacation that we just got home from and it was the most stressed I have been in a while worrying about my husband and any germs from family members he might catch.

All of that to say this: I do not have it all figured out and I need God’s grace on a daily basis. He has taught me over the past few years the importance of discipline and how much I need it in my life. Those of you that have been here a while know that I thought minimalism would solve all my problems after having our first child and him being diagnosed with leukemia the first time nearly 4 years ago. But those that don’t already know that, hear me when I say… Jesus is the only answer and while minimalism is a good tool, it is not the answer. Being disciplined and having yourself firmly rooted in the only answer (Jesus) is the only solution to your anxiety, stress, household mismanagement, etc.

So, now on to the 5 Simple Things I Do Everyday to Help Me Stay Disciplined:


1. READ THE BIBLE: It doesn’t matter if you have a fancy one, use your YouVersion app or you have one, like my favorite one that the spine is falling off, the pages have been crinkled and your kids have used highlighters to “help” you study. Just read. Click here to read more about how to study your Bible.


2. DRINK WATER: Okay, this might not seem like it has anything to do with discipline, but here is what I have learned. If you stay hydrated you are more likely to feel better and the better you feel, the more energy you have and the more energy you have the more productive you are, and the more productive you are the more time you have to spend on things you enjoy and love and so on and so on. I think you get the picture, right? Drinking the daily recommended ounces can truly benefit you in so many ways. Free Printable Water Tracker


3. EXERCISE: This one also seems simple and almost dumb to put on this list, but in the same way your water consumption helps you, exercise will do the same. Ever heard of endorphins? I have found that doing 3 days of harder workouts and 3 days of stretching or simple yoga helps me stay balanced and not burnt out. I also allow one rest day. For access to my very favorite workout coach ever (and occasional business partner, because I believe in her philosophy, method, and have seen results myself, click here. She is the best, y’all!)Click here for her FREE 4-week program


4. CLEAN SOMETHING: I have a simple-to-follow- and easy to customize cleaning schedule if you want access to it. It’s free because I know that #momlife all too well. It isn’t hard, but it does take discipline. The hardest part is actually doing the work. But I have found that if I have a sheet of paper (and it’s cute) hung up in my laundry room or kitchen I am much more likely to stick to something. It’s like the ultimate (easy to accomplish) To-Do List. Every time I talk about this I the phrase “Keep it Simple Stupid” comes to mind. It doesn’t have to be hard or elaborate. It has to be easy and functional.


5. HAVE A MORNING/NIGHT ROUTINE: Alright, I know this one sounds harder than the others. BUT I can assure you it is not. It just takes some, well, discipline. It doesn’t have to be complicated or a to-do list that takes you an hour to complete. It has to be simple and effective. If you would like access to my training on morning routines and my simple framework for how to create and keep up with one easily. You can access it free by clicking here. If you haven’t noticed by now, I think a common thread in just about everything I do is to take hard things and simplify them or the process. I remember a conversation I had with my father-in-law this winter and it was basically me telling him that I should’ve been an inventor because I am lazy and most things I use that have been “invented” by someone are just things that make life easier and simpler. Like we invent things to stay lazy. #me I try to always work smarter not harder.


Now, before you leave this post and think you can’t do it. Or before you think it is impossible for you to keep up with your house, your health, your quiet time, your to-do list, etc. PLEASE STOP RIGHT NOW! You are already doing battle in your head and telling yourself “I can’t” and that is what my dad would call stinkin’ thinkin’ and I don’t want any of that, do you?

So, what do you do? YOU make a resolution with yourself and YOU give yourself grace. You actually can’t do this all overnight, but you can do it slowly and with intention. You can try and then if you fail or fall behind, you can try again until all of these things become a natural rhythm for you and the habitual effect takes place in your disciplined efforts.

Go pick the ONE thing from the 5 things above (or something else you might feel you need to be doing but aren’t doing because you can’t get out of your head about it) and start doing it! One at a time, day after day. It will become a healthy habit and you will be so glad that you put forth the effort to try again.


Blessings to you momma! You can do it!

Lacy Lain

P.S. I attempt to use this blog to make a little extra income for our family. If you enjoyed this post or it was helpful in any way to you at all, please consider pinning one of the images in this post. I work very hard to make this a useful (&beautiful) resource for other women and I truly appreciate all of your help and support in making that happen. Thank you so much for being here!!!

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We Bought an RV: Check Out the Before Pictures

We Bought an RV: Check Out the Before Pictures

Lacy Lain We Bought an RV Don't miss the Before/After Pictures

 

Well, we are officially those crazy RV people. For me, it’s really not too surprising because growing up in a house with my dad always meant road trips and RV/bus renovations were going on in some capacity. But Caleb was the surprising one to me. I honestly never thought he would go for it.

But in the recent years of our life (if you have been here you already know this) if not, we have had our world turned upside down. He was diagnosed with leukemia the first time when our now 4-year old was 4 1/2 months old and had a relapse last year which led to two more rounds of the most potent chemotherapy that doctors will give a person followed by a stem cell transplant.

Then Covid-19 hit. Our family had already been quarantined because of his immune system after the transplant and the week we got home and thought we would have a little bit more freedom the world seemed to go into a panic quarantine too. It was HARD and if I am being honest it still is. I see friends and family living life on social media like it’s no big deal and here I am sanitizing every single thing we bring in our home.

Then we start talking vacation. And let’s be real… I think we need one. But sadly, reality doesn’t go away even talking about vacation. It actually hits a little harder because we would like to visit family and their version of quarantine seems very different than what ours has to be. So, how do we see them but also stay safe with his compromised immune system and our two kids with asthma?

I guess we buy an RV and only hangout with family 6 feet apart, outside and making the most of it.

If you are curious I am going to do a minor renovation (like super cheap but big impact) and I am going to share all the details. Including costs. For starters, it is a class c motorhome and it wasn’t the best deal ever but we were in a time crunch and it was a very decent deal. And with renovating it some I think it will end up being an awesome deal in the long run. My goal is to spend less than $350 on it, but we shall see.

I also have a goal of creating an RV series on my blog (I have traveled RV style many years as a kid and now as an adult, I think I do have some fun tips on storage and decor, etc.) I also thought about interviewing my dad who has driven them for a little over 40 years now and has a new to him (used) bus that he redid mostly by himself. And I am kind of jealous.

I will soon be sharing about our very first trip (where we had 2 blowouts and another flat tire we caught just before a 3rd blowout, our generator kept going out while driving and still had a great trip). Until then I hope you are having an awesome week!

Here are some pictures of what it looked like when we bought it. I already painted the kitchen and can’t wait to do more.