After breakfast and chores, before schoolwork, the girls and I sit and listen to the audio Bible for about half an hour.
And as we listen, we need something to do with our hands, so we've taken to drawing or coloring.
I am currently illuminating a letter A, as shown in the photo above.
This new addition to our routine has been a lovely, leisurely way to start to our homeschool day.
So far, we've listened to the books of John, Romans, Proverbs, Hebrews, 1 and 2 Peter.
After a half hour of listening and artwork, we go about our days as we always did before with piano practice or silent reading or math, etc.
All the schoolwork just begins a little later, and we have to work a little later into the afternoons or evenings, but it is so worth it.
Our entire day feels so much more leisurely, less harried.
We are finding time to be creative while also putting first things first.