I've had many conversations with my homeschooling friends lately about the challenges of teaching my two school-age children with all the distractions and interruptions that come with having two younger children in the home. I've even been weighing all the options of how to help our school time run more smoothly, such as finding activities to entertain the little ones, hiring a part-time sitter, or using a mother's day out program.
The truth is I don't have the right answer, but I know I'm not alone in this quest for a peaceful homeschooling day. Does that really ever happen anyway? Here is a really great article, called "The Baby is the Lesson" by Diane Hopkins, that helped me gain some perspective on this topic.
So if you are a homeschooling mom with little ones, please share what works (or doesn't) for you in a typical school day. Maybe we can help each other!