View Full Version : Homeschooling and perimenopause - Oh my!

02-17-2012, 11:10 AM
I'm wondering if they mix. Will I make it through? Will my kids? Ugh!

(Sorry, MarkInMD - I'm sure you'll have great advice - and all the other homeschool Dads out there.)

02-17-2012, 07:10 PM
no clue. I wish you luck. I have enough trouble with HSing and PMS mixing these days though. oh man was I grumpy and impatient yesterday. Today I realized why, so I gave them all only computer-work, no "with mom" work ;)

02-17-2012, 07:32 PM
Yes. I have survived since Aug. I am 50 and have a 6 & 8 year old. I am not sure my symptoms are as bad as most, but my short temper causes issues. I am gaining weight and no longer have the time to go to the gym. You will survive!

02-17-2012, 07:36 PM
Thank you baker! I have been homeschooling my 9 yr old since the begining of the year, I am 51, and I am exhausted. You give me hope!

02-17-2012, 08:44 PM
I'm 44 and we've had our moments, but I'm learning when to give him independent projects and when we're safe to be in the same room together. :)

02-17-2012, 08:49 PM
Yeah, it is definitely going to take some creative planning!

Accidental Homeschooler
02-17-2012, 09:27 PM
I am 49 and mostly notice a difference in energy from when my older dd was 6, the age of my younger dd now. I just have to pace myself a bit differently. Maybe someone should start a group where we can all go and complain about being old, tired and cranky:).

02-17-2012, 11:07 PM
And maybe I should go get pregnant... Baker, that puts you at about my age for youngest child (almost 44) It didn't really feel doable...

But I would have to say that I was already crazy... the hormones aside, i just can't handle normal life.

02-18-2012, 01:16 PM
It does take some creativity. I find on my really crazy days an educational movie works best.