Shannon - posted on 12/23/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
I am virtual schooling my 10 year old son, while my 6 year old goes to public school, and I also have 3 year old at home. My oldest also goes to the local school twice a week for band. I have a full time work at home job (telecommute for an international software company) and I have a part time work at home job (virtual teacher).
Quite honestly, I'm losing it. Between working, teaching my son, entertaining/teaching my 3 year old, transporting my middle son to and from school, transporting my oldest son back and forth twice a week for band, cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc. I just feel like I'm failing. I CAN'T let my job(s) slack as I'm the primary wage-earner (hubby was laid off - has a new job but it pays horrible).
BUT, I feel like my son's education is lacking. He's behind in his classes - and because it's a virtual school he HAS to stay on track. I KNOW I don't have the time or resources to do traditional homeschooling - and if I tried he'd end up doing practically nothing as everything else gets in the way.
So, do any of you insanely busy ladies have tips for me to help balance things better? Or should I just return him to public school? :(