It’s been a busy week with the start of the new fall school season. I had an entire week of blog posts planned, but I just didn’t have the time to finalize my drafts.

Still trying to do all the things! But this summer, I worked hard on a BIG mind shift to GO SLOW and live more mindfully. It has made all the difference in my life.

More on that in a later post.

I knew September was going to start off at a fast pace with a full homeschool schedule for the kids, so over the summer, I prepared for our fall school season a couple of months early.

It made this week a little easier and starting a full-time school schedule didn’t feel overwhelming to us. Just busy.

Travis with the boys at The Telway on Michigan Ave.

We actually do year-round school, taking breaks as needed. This summer, we had a light school schedule. We had school three days a week and we focused on a lot of language arts, math, and reading.

Our year-round schedule also helps us work on subjects in a block schedule. I’ll have to share sometime in the coming months what our homeschool schedule looks like.

Before the Labor Day holiday, we took two weeks off from our school schedule to rest and get ready for our fall school season.

Just like most public-school students, we started our fall school term the day after Labor Day.

So, this week has been busy, busy. And I’m tired, tired– but I sure do feel proud of the productive week we’ve had. This weekend of rest will feel refreshing after the lively week we’ve had.

The cutest little burger. Travis loves The Telway. This was my first time trying the mini burgers. I’m not sure why I never stopped here before. It’s perfect for feeding little ones like my bunch, especially when you’re on a tight budget.
Zhen, Zechariah, and Zephaniah (Zaya was napping.)
The boys thought the bulls were real at first. Haha

I honestly didn’t intend to write about our homeschool schedule or back-to-school week.

I had just wanted to share a few photos from the summer when we stopped at The Telway one day for a quick lunch!

If you’re kids started back to school this week (college, high school, middle school, elementary school) or if you’re just starting a new schedule for the fall, I hope it’s been a good one and you’re able to take time to rest. xoxo


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Jennifer Hamra

Good Life Detroit is a lifestyle blog created by Jennifer Hamra. The blog covers a variety of topics centering around culture, family life, and mindful living.

An introvert, she enjoys living a simple life with her family and she strives hard to practice mindful living.

In no particular order, Jennifer enjoys street photography, journaling, yoga, reading, gardening, thrifting, and collecting tattoos. You can find her at an art gallery, community event, farmers market, or enjoying some quiet time at home with a good book and cup of tea.

Jennifer lives in metro Detroit with her husband Travis and their six children.

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