I spend an hour individually with my 2nd and 4th graders on math, reading and writing and another hour or more reading aloud to them. I check the 2 middle schoolers math and do sacrament prep with my FHC and confirmation students. My main job with the high schoolers is to get out the whip and chair to make sure assignments get done and make sure they have the right books. (I fail miserably at this. We often misplace a book or my college son takes it to VA with him.)
We also do at least 4 loads of laundry, prepare 3 meals and endless snacks with all the clean up that involves. The tidying up is constant but the kids do most of that. I also deal with household business, phone calls etc. We all look after and entertain the toddler, though she is such a pleasant child and so happy to 'work' in her own little school books.
The best homeschool days I do not have to leave the house. That happens a few days a week. The best days are also the ones when screen time is very limited or non-existent and meals are hearty, healthy, homemade food.
The best homeschool days involve games and loads of drawing or crafts and outside play. (Even today in super cold weather some of the kids went out.) The good days include laughter and much discussion. Though that can get a bit rowdy here. Not quite 'British Parliament' rowdy but sometimes it feels like I should just hand out the powdered wigs anyway.
Every day isn't a good day of course, but lately we have been blessed to have many of them. It's all Grace.
Shelagh and her husband hosted the extended family Christmas party. She had the very serious task of handing out gifts. That is our brother Derk by the stockings. There may be some family resemblance. :)