• Holidays,  Homeschool

    Back to School: Post-Holiday Edition

    Our first week of post-holiday homeschool is in the books, and I’m now ready to fully embrace the weekend (I’ve got knitting plans!). I was halfway dreading our return to scheduled learning, but it has been a welcome shift to get back to relative normal. Leah thrives on routine more than most, so the six weeks of Christmas mayhem really did a number on her — and no matter how much we try to minimize the holiday chaos, the seemingly inescapable barrage of treats, decorations, outings, family gatherings, and general inconsistency make for a seriously disregulated child.* Todd and I often joke about the emotional whiplash that we experience with…