Simple Homeschool Routine - Homeschooling With A Newborn
I have often been asked how I homeschool with a baby so today I'll be sharing just that!
I have homeschooled with a newborn a few times now. It is a challenging season, but totally doable. For our family, this is always a season of simplifying and focusing on the essentials. As baby gets older, the challenges are still there- they just change. Lack of sleep is less of an issue, but busy curious baby becomes the biggest distraction you've ever seen. It's ok. It may not seem like it, but these days fly by.
How do I manage homeschooling 4 children while caring for a newborn?
That is a simple one word answer. Routine. Seriously, that is it. I'll break down what our routine is, but I can't stress enough how helpful it is to have a solid routine. It can be strict with times, or more of a flow or "Daily Rhythm". Doesn't matter, as long as it works for your family.
To help establish a routine, we started using our Alexa echo dot to announce reminders of activities. This has helped our household immensely. An alarm clock would also work. Basically, regardless of what I am doing - nursing, changing a bum, drinking coffee... when Alexa announces a reminder the kids know they need to do whatever that is.