How do you do it? These are the questions people often ask me. Actually, I really don't know how. I know it is the grace of God. I am by far an organized person. I really desire to be like those mommys who have a great schedule or have a master grocery list or an organized homeschool portfolio.
My Waking time:
Many times I wake up late. The past few months I have been trying to get up around 5 am but noooo, not happening. I told myself if I can get up around 7 at the latest then I am somewhat ok. I definitely need to get up before the children. I also need to get bed on time!! I will someday get this down. Hopefully sooner than later.
My Grocery list:
I sometimes have such a hard time figuring out what I am going to make let alone what do I buy for these next few weeks or even month. Yikes!! While I am pregnant sometimes I can't actually think. I have to sit down and think very HARD. I finally found a small little system that works for me. If I can plan my dinners then it is downhill from there. I go onto my computer calendar and schedule the meals out this way. It has worked. Then my email sends me a reminder as to what I am making that day. So far it has worked. Hallelujah, thank you Lord.
Sometimes I wonder why God has entrusted me to homeschool my children. This is my flesh speaking and I have to remember what God said years ago when my oldest was in 1st grade. You are going to homeschool!! So here I am and my oldest is in high school now and boy, sometimes it can be tempting to put him in school. But again, I have to remember the "word of the Lord". And then I say to myself---"I can do ALL things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me."
My husband has been schooling my oldest and doing some science and history with my 11yr old girl. So all I have to worry about is the Shiloh and Tsavah's schooling day. Lately, even this has been a challenge. I know it is only a season and this is what I am reminded of. When the baby comes, I won't feel so tired. Honestly, once my babies are born, I actually have so much energy and I don't get very sleepy. Even when I am waking every two-three hours, oh....and just to have my body shrink back ,is a relief. I know I will be back to thinking more clearly and probably doing all kinds of schooling once Spring gets here.
As for now, I am taking it one day at a time and enjoying my time of pregnancy. I am counting down the weeks because I can't wait to meet my new little girl. We are so excited about her joining our family. Especially her older sisters.