Q & A part two

I am back at Becky’s today answering more questions.ย  Last week I answered about how we manage homeschool and housework with a bunch of kids.ย  Today I am answering some follow up questions from her readers.ย  When she said she had more questions I thought they would be like, “Who is this woman and why do we care what she does?”ย  So I was relieved when she sent me these:

1) Do you require your kids to get dressed every day for school? Casual or dressed up?

2) Do your kids ever do any other extra-curricular activities or sports or music lessons?

3) a) How does she teach different grade levels at the same time? b) How does she organize homeschool stuff? How does she have the energy to do so much in 1 day ๐Ÿ˜‰ c) What about homeschooling w/newborn? {I think you covered the energy part already}.

4) How does you organize keeping the child who eats all day full? Or deal with the kid who takes an hour to eat a half a sandwich?

5) What kinds of extra activities, if any, do you and your kids do? Does she have to say no to a lot of extra things, or helping other people?

6) Do you have things/places to go during the day and how do you deal with that and home-school? { i.e., doctorโ€™s appointments, shopping for groceries, etc.}


Aren’t those great questions?!ย  I had fun answering them.ย  If you want to know the answers too, head over to Becky’s.


  1. Love the answers to the interview & have always enjoyed Becky’s site too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. It’s good to read how you asked your husband to help for a specific, short amount of time. Mine will help if I ask him for something specific, so I need to start keeping a list (like changing the awkwardly-located hall closet light bulb). Thank you for sharing your tips – it’s really so helpful.

  3. Oh I will surely mosey on over. Now, to answer your questions. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have cathedral ceilings~ over 20 ft high. So no inexpensive off the rack drapes for me~
    We are several 1000 dollars underwater on our house and I just don’t want to invest any more money than what was put in to the custom drapes 7 years ago.
    The kitchen valances are right next to the panels so they somewhat have to match.
    I can’t go drapeless because I live in AZ and the 110 heat coming through the window would be too much.

    If you have ANY ideas on how to work around those challenges I would greatly appreciate your tips. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Enjoyed this post!! Thanks for sharing all that information. ๐Ÿ™‚