This post is from monthly contributor, Katheryn.
I absolutely love blogging.
The best part for me is the community I am working on building–the other women who read my blog, comment, and share. I love it. Every time I write a post, my biggest focus is on my community as well as making sure the post is staying true to me and my blogging goals.
There are times when I am so focused, the time just flies by and before I know it the 30 minutes I wanted to spend turns into two hours. It is easy for us homeschool bloggers to be focused on growing our blogs, monetizing, hitting deadlines, and the many other aspects that can fill our schedule.
There are times when my kids feel the absentee mom. They see me clicking away, answering their questions with a “yeah,” which sometimes gets me into trouble because honestly, I don’t remember what question I answered.
There are a few ways I have found to keep myself productive and also include my kids:
- I share with them about prospective reviews and ask their opinions. Recently I was asked to review a product that we could use in the kitchen and I had my kids help me cook, taste, and I even included their words in the review. They loved it.
- As I am coming up with different ideas for blog posts, I will ask them what they think. Or even what I should write about. You would be amazed at how these little hearts view the world. It definitely fuels the creative fire.
- My oldest sits by my side sometimes and will help me proof read for mistakes. Two sets of eyes are better than one.
There are so many other ways to include our kids. Remember, they just want to be near us when we are busy working. Including them takes time and patience, but it definitely makes it worth it when we are doing what we love.
You never know, we could be inspiring future homeschool bloggers.
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