The following post is from Roan of Joyful Always
If you are a homeschooling Mom, chances are you have to run your errands with your children in tow. With a little bit of forethought, planning, and practice, the experience can be a positive one.
Keep your list short.
The younger your children, the shorter your list needs to be. While it would be great to run all of your weekly errands on one day, sometimes that is not feasible. I preferred to break my “going to town” visits into two or more trips each week when my children were a baby, ages 2, and 4.
Time your trip wisely.
Running errands with tired and/or sleepy children will not be fun for anyone involved. Also, consider finishing the day’s schoolwork before venturing out to town. You may want to pick one or two days each week where you do less schoolwork in order to make time to run your necessary errands. On the days you stay home all day, you can increase your schoolwork load. I promise that after a couple of hours of running errands, you nor your child will feel like completing a math lesson. Usually rest time is the best thing to schedule after an errand running session. [Continue reading]