Halcyon Posted February 24, 2012 Share Posted February 24, 2012 (edited) This is a spin-off of the post about the mom who feels intellectually unstimulated and depressed at home. Not saying that homeschooling is the RIGHT choice for HER and her family. Just saying that for those of us who do desire intellectual and other non-homeschooling stimulation, here's the place to post ideas. Here are my thoughts. I too crave a lot of intellectual stimulation. My kids are young yet, but older is finally getting into material that challenges me, and I adore it. I am learning Latin, more history than I care to admit I never knew :tongue_smilie:..I will be creating my own timeline next year alongside his, I am relearning Spanish, I am learning mythology...science is a TRIP...anyway, you get my point. School is becoming more stimulating for ME, not just him, and I am happy there. Outside of homeschooling, what ideas do you have to keep yourself engaged, stimulated and happy? Ideas: 1. a hobby: I love knitting and put it aside a few months ago, but will likely resume at some point. Find a hobby and learn about it! 2. A physical challenge: at various points in my life I have trained for marathons, half marathons, bike races...set a goal and try to reach it. 3. Learn a new language-there are so many resources out there. 4. Relearn history, focusing on areas of interest. Create a small, usable unit study, filled with great questions, resources, projects and internet links. 5. Start a homeschool group, maybe even one just for classical homeschoolers! Set up a website, make flyers, contact librarians. 6. Join a book club. 7. START a book club! 8. Learn to cook a new type of cuisine. Indian food, anyone? :D 9. Take an online class. So many good, cheap and free ones available now. Great Courses are good too! 10. Write a novel. 11. Organize a girls' night out for margaritas with some friends, even if they don't know each other. 12. Design a course for your homeschool, one that you just can't find and wish existed. Share it with other HS moms on the web, for free or for a price. You can do it! 13. Work part-time. Even if you don't make a ton of money. Breaking even is okay if it helps you feel sane. I work 10 hours a week and the kids go to afterschool--I was hesitant to do it, but it has worked out well and provides me with a kid-break and adult stimulation. Edited February 24, 2012 by Halcyon Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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