View Poll Results: Do you work and homeschool?

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  • No. I'm not currently working.

    30 47.62%
  • Yes. I work outside the home and homeschool.

    14 22.22%
  • Yes. I work from home and homeschool.

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    Default Weekly Poll: Do you work and homeschool?

    Can I admit something here?? Just between friends? I am EXHAUSTED!! Summer is supposed to give you a chance to catch up, and get projects done, and play with friends, and drink lemonade, right??

    But working 25+ hours a week (of which SHS is just a small part) can make summer feel a little like "just more of the same." Granted, we aren't doing projects and book discussions, and watching as many educational videos, but between housework, scheduled activities, and work, my summer days still blur together a lot.

    Today, my family got a well-deserved "play day" with friends, and I appreciated every minute of it. If nothing else, working and homeschooling makes you very aware of the quality of your time.

    So what about you?? How many of you are juggling work and homeschool?
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    I chose other because I'm a stay-at-home mom and even though I don't work outside the home, I definitely work inside it! LOL I did work for 8 years in retail, and after my daughter was born, I quit. I worked for a little while before my son was born, but it didn't feel right, so I quit again and I've been at home ever since. We've been lucky enough that my husband found a good job to support our family of 4 without my financial help. I enjoy staying at home, running our homeschool and taking care of my family. I'm sure once my kiddos become teenagers, I will want to find a part time job again but for now, they are all the work (and more!) that I can handle!

    And I gotta say, I admire anyone who works a job AND homeschools!

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    At the moment, I work from home as a writer (and, yes, am fortunate enough to get paid). Of course that will continue. With the divorce, I will probably work outside the home, at least part-time. For now, the answer is that I work at home.
    Wendy
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    Slaying adverbs at my urban and steampunk fantasy author website, Wendy L. Callahan

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    I work full time outside the home in an emergency department, as well as taking the primary responsibility for homeschooling. Over the last year, I've also had the dubious pleasure of taking on the primary responsibility for managing the household and household chores due to my wife's injury. So I certainly know what is exhaustion. My hat is off to any single parents out there-I don't know how you manage it! Sleep is a luxury I can't afford
    Just call me Shoe...

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    I chose other because I work both in and out of the home. I am an accountant for the family practice. I have the ability to go into my office at night after dinner, which has been a blessing as it gives me some quiet time all alone. Sometimes though I do stuff here at the house. So I work where convenient lol.
    Angela
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    Mom to Alex (5), Claire (8), and Molly (10).

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    I still do part time work on rare occasions, but at the moment I do not work. I took a "temporary" break from the rat race about five years ago, and quickly found one or two things I would rather do with my life, even if we do have to live on the edge of a financial precipice.

    If we fall off the edge, I'll go back to work.

    Rick

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    I had planned to continue to work in the family business after the little ones were born. But that just didn't work out. Quince was preemie, and a low immune system that required I stay home. Then Emma came along with her allergies. My father has retired and the family business is closed, so I am home for the duration. I don't mind at all though. Who knows maybe someday I will go back to working outside the home.

    For now I am busy with kids and grandbabies.

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    I've worked since the age of 14 and I've been fortunate to have many varied and interesting jobs (publishing, sign language interpreter, medical transcriptionist). I recently was a medical QA editor working from home but my company lost its contract with that client and I've not worked since. It's been a year and I'm still dealing with the guilt of "not contributing" even though I've taken over almost all household responsibilities. I'm still on the books for emergency and relief assignments, but those have been few and far between. I'm finding I'm very suited to taking care of the house and homeschooling! I don't anticipate a return to work until Zack is much older.

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    I work full time outside of the home-as far as the homeschooling goes... I do the planning-he does the implementing.
    Our style is mostly eclectic and extremely relaxed.
    Taking it all one day at a time and growing and learning as we go.

    Girls: 14 & 12
    Boys: 9, 7 and 2
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    I work part-time from home tutoring, so my hours are mostly afternoons and evenings. I also do all of the homeschooling and most of the household chores, since my hubby travels so much.
    Carol

    In our tenth year of homeschooling zanily creative dd (18) and programming-happy logical ds (17)

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