Homeschooling little ones can sometimes get you mired down in the minutiae of the day-to-day. Trying to keep up with the never-ending laundry (both clean and dirty!), picking up toys after playtime (especially the ones with wheels on them!), dealing with discipline issues and handling everything involved in feeding your crew…well, those activities alone are enough to handle some days! And on those days, adding to it all that’s involved in educating your kiddos at home ~ no matter how deeply committed you are ~ you may feel like you’re one step away from “the edge.” If you find yourself there today, this message is for you. I wish someone had come alongside me when my 2 oldest were young and I struggled with this. Or even, many years later, when they were in elementary school and I found myself once again with 3 pre-schoolers. It was during those times when I needed to know: there was a bigger picture to homeschooling; a short list of areas to focus on, and a proper place where book-learning fit in to the picture.