January is, technically, the beginning of the year. But this can be a particularly frustrating time of the school year. We're still trying to get back into the swing of things after the holidays. You may be around the mid-point in your curriculum and may be feeling bogged down. Also, there aren't many official school breaks for a long while, so "doldrums" is a very apt description.
How do you handle this? I'm not qualified to address that. But I know some excellent veteran homeschool moms who have been there and done that! In fact, they recorded a webinar almost a year ago giving you tips and trick for cruising through the mid-year doldrums:
Mid-Year Homeschool Webinar
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