Balancing act

Scheduling, scheduling, scheduling . . . it seems I'm up to my ears! Scheduling lessons I teach, lessons I take, lessons my kids take. Church and scout and school activities. Once I get all the activity scheduling set, I'll schedule my work at home—when to go to the library, get groceries, and clean the bathrooms.

I'm also inputting school information into our calendar (I don't think I would survive without Google Calendar!). Days off, picture days, early outs, and a new twist this year—I have kids in two schools, as Red Chief is moving up to middle school.

School starts next week, and I hope I will have at least a vague idea of when everything will be happening by then.


  1. Can you cut back on commitments, even if it's church stuff? Staying in my parents' house has given me a taste of what it's like to have 3 kids. That's not a joke. If you don't take care of you, you can't take care of anyone. It's also ok to say no, no matter who is asking.

  2. Here's wishing you joy in your new schedule!!! I'm still working out ours, though I do have a general framework that's kind of starting to come together.