Balancing Homeschooling and Homemaking

Balancing Homeschooling and Homemaking

Every homeschool mom struggles with trying to figure out how to balance homeschooling and housework.

 Homemaking and homeschooling are big responsibilities, each of them on their own. With everything that is involved in each, together they are a lot to carry. 

 I understand the struggle to juggle it all because this is my 9thyear of homeschooling our children. I have made many mistakes over the years, but one thing I’ve come to realize is that it’s not possible to do homemaking or homeschooling perfectly, but it is possible to do them both and do them well. 

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The Not So Pretty Confessions Of A Homeschool Mom

The Not So Pretty Confessions Of A Homeschool Mom

Homeschooling is hard and there are days I don’t want to do it, but I’m going to keep showing up because I know it’s worth it.

But honestly? Most weeks I want to quit at some point or another. 

I have been a homeschooling mom for the last 9 years and having the opportunity to homeschool my 4 children has been a blessing, but…

I’ll admit that I have a love /hate relationship with homeschooling.

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The Pros And Cons Of Homeschooling From The Perspective Of A Homeschool Mom

The Pros And Cons Of Homeschooling From The Perspective Of A Homeschool Mom

I think homeschooling is an awesome opportunity for families. I know there are many benefits and some disadvantages to schooling at home, but I‘ve never had to really define them before. 

That is until last week. 

Last week I was asked what I thought the pros and cons are to homeschooling? 

That got me thinking and reflecting on what I personally have found to be wonderful or not so wonderful about homeschooling. 

To be honest, most homeschool moms would have a few confessions about homeschooling and it’s not always sunshine and rainbows.  

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How We Became A Homeschool Family

How We Became A Homeschool Family

I often wonder how and why people end up homeschooling, what curriculum they use, what their schedule is like and how they run their homes. I know, nosey eh? But I know I’m not the only one!

This is our story of how we became a homeschool family.

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Homeschool Organization Without A School Room

Homeschool Organization Without A School Room

Today I’m going to walk you through how I organize our homeschool resources without a school room.

Ok, so we don’t really have a homeschool room. At times this drives me crazy and other times it’s fine. For someone who loves to organize, not having a specific room for schooling can be extremely frustrating. However, it has allowed me to flex my creative, small space organization skills.

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What We're Doing For Homeschooling 2015

What We're Doing For Homeschooling 2015

It’s that time of year again, the beginning of the school year!

School supplies…new pencils, erasers, markers, pencil crayons…please tell me I’m not the only one that looks forward to new school supplies or gets excited about sparkly coloured pens!!

I love shopping for new curriculum and the planning that goes along with a new school year, BUT as exciting as it can be, it can also be overwhelming. 

6 years into homeschooling my children and I still find it overwhelming at times. There are so many curriculums and programs out there and everyone has an opinion. Sometimes opinions and finding out what other people use and why, can in fact be helpful, but sometimes it adds to the confusion.

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