A quick homeschool planning tip: When I plan out our homeschool schedule for the month, I try to include at least two empty days in my lesson plans. Usually one day every two weeks or so. That gives me a bit of wiggle room for the unexpected. The day that someone wakes up with a fever, or a lesson that was supposed to take one or two days ends up taking two or three. Sometimes I have to drop everything and take care of an urgent need.
Planning ahead for the unexpected can relieve stress . If I need the day, it is already built into my schedule. If I don’t need it, I just move on to the next planned day. Easy and very helpful.