This was our first "official" week of homeschooling and me working remotely super early each morning. It was a learning experience for all of us!
Overall I have to say it went very well. I intentionally went into this week without any planning or pre-conceived thoughts of how it would go. I wanted to see what would happen naturally.
Most mornings Bram stayed in bed until 6:45-7:00am, then he would play for a bit, then I'd make him breakfast and he'd watch TV until I concluded at 9:00am. It was great on Monday to have a family day together, something we don't get to enjoy often.
Two major lessons learned:
I have been fortunate to get the opportunity to work from home part time to be able to facilitate this journey of homeschooling. I have worked for the same company for 12 years as an Office Manager of a large accounting firm. I oversaw the operations and administrative team for the four DC area offices. It has been a great career, and company, I've really honestly really enjoyed what I've done. When we made the decision to cut back my hours and educate Bram at home I wasn't sure if it would even be possible to stay with them. In October I went to my boss and told her about our plan and exactly what I was looking for: 20-25 hours weekly, fully remote, and during non-standard hours; ideally 4:30am- 9:00am Monday-Friday, which seemed unattainable, but I really wanted to try to stay with this amazing company if possible. She was understanding and immediately said she would see what she could do. Lee and I were fully committed to beginning this journey so I know if they weren't able to that I would have started looking for alternative sources of income.
is a kiddo who still lives with his parents and dog in a suburb of Washington, DC.