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Parenting vs Writing/Reading

I want to do it all, I think that I can sometimes, but we have to be realistic. We can’t do it all. That’s okay!

It’s all about making priorities. I’d love to spend my days immersed in books while sitting near the window. I wish that I could. But I make things a priority.

I love writing, reading, and my hobbies. Parenting always takes the number 1 priority in my life.

The choice to homeschooling has strengthened our bond and chanted the dynamics in my home. Can it get overwhelming sometimes? Absolutely! If you don’t, give me your secret!

We have a routine, while flexible, in our home. We do the same things often. We attend church Sundays and Wednesdays. That is another priority that we make as a family.

So, while I want to read books all day and write, it does tend to take a backseat to the rest of my daily life.

I try hard to fit in reading a chapter or two while my kids are doing crafts or independent work. Each morning I do my bible study, which I don’t compromise. I know it feels like there are less hours in the day sometimes.

While, all listed above is something that I wish could happen, I don’t think I’d trade it. My bond with my kids and their education is so important to me. I enjoy teaching and learning with them. I love spending time with them. (Yes, even when they throw tantrums). I love being a part of molding them into the people they are going to be.

It’s important to me. As is writing and reading.

So, next time you are frustrated with your lack of ability in doing something, remember where your priorities are. It’s okay to let things take a backseat. It’s not that you won’t get back to them. You just have to find the time and make the time if it is important to you.

I hope you enjoy your Thursday,

Ruth Anne

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