When Mommy is Sick

I just spent this weekend mostly in bed. Sick. No cold or flu, but a migraine. I have had headaches before, but this took me out of commission for two days. I hate not being able to get done all the things I have to do.


I mean who wants to be stuck in bed all day, having your children running wild, and dishes piling up in the sink. No one does. As I recovered, I began to think about what I would do if this happened on a weekday? Or what if this happened for 3 or 4 days at a time?

I thought maybe I should create a plan for those days when I may just be out of commission. Not something super detailed. Just a plan that my husband or myself can easily execute to keep our children working and learning.

This lesson plan should be something quick to put into play when I’m sick. I’m thinking my little ones could watch a movie and answer corresponding questions. Independent reading is always good. Then a book report to accompany what they have read. Apps, internet, or computer games can also be used for practice and review as well. Essentially, anything that your students can complete without help is ideal.

Ok. You’re sick and your first thoughts are probably not what lesson you will complete that day. However, in order to not lose any precious school days, having lesson plans ready could make your life a lot easier. Just create a little file with a few lesson plans and keep them tucked away for a time of unfortunate illness. The only thing you should be concerned with when sick is resting and healing. Nothing else.



Naja Coles

I’m most importantly a follower of Christ by who’s blood we believe there is salvation. We believe in biblical Truth only. Being led by the Spirit of God, we seek to raise our family by that Truth. I am a wife of 7 years, and mom to 8 wonderful children ages 6 years-11 months. We have been homeschooling for 2 years officially (6 if you include preschool). I enjoy music, gardening, and learning to live a healthy, non-toxic lifestyle. 

Matthew 4:17