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Running and Running

Leah Courtney
I was trying to think of an appropriate title for this blog post, but that was the best I could do.

I'm feeling a little "out of breath" with life right now.  Homeschooling four children of diverse ages and abilities can keep me hopping.  For the first year, I have all four officially "school-aged."  I have a middle-schooler and a kindergartner and two in between.  Just when I thought life couldn't get busier, here we go.

My problem is not so much school.  Amazingly, I can juggle all four and teach them fairly well.  All of us are enjoying school this year.  The problem is all the other stuff.  Besides school, I need to feed these people three times a day and several snacks.  I want to serve healthy, less-processed food.  This takes time.  And cooking.  I also need to keep the house reasonably clean.  And wash six people's clothes on a regular basis.

I'm having a hard time with balance.  I'm not a very good cook.  Homemaking in general is not my strong suit.  And so I'm running.

I'm enjoying what we do and I am so thankful that we do it.  But, some days I am just tired of running.

Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

Leah Courtney is a homeschooling mom of four. She’s graduated two teens- one who’s a legal adult now! And she’s still homeschooling two middle schoolers. She loves all things book related, and in her- very rare- free time you can find her listening to audiobooks and coloring.


  1. Oh honey. . . I feel you. Man, do I feel you. . .

  2. I feel like I've been running a marathon for several years now. It's hard to strike a balance. Praying for times of rest for you!

  3. I'll be praying for rest and rejuvenation for you. Hang in there!


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