Being a working homeschool mom means that you run out the door in 5 minutes or less. In that time, you lose your keys twice, your cell phone once, and you leave your coffee by the microwave. Many people are worried about homeschooling and working, either inside the home or outside the home, because it is way too much to handle. I have to admit most days I agree. Being a mom is hard. Being a homeschool mom is hard. Being a working homeschool mom is hard. It’s all HARD. Today, I want to talk about 5 challenges working homeschool moms face and how you can overcome them.
Want to go on a field trip with us today? I’ll be fun, and won’t cost you a thing. About a year and a half ago, we relocated from the Atlanta area to a little town on the coast of North Carolina. We absolutely love it, and one of the reasons we do is the abundance of outdoor fun and nature study opportunities that abound. Today, we’re taking a nature-themed field trip, but it’s indoors — to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.
The bloggers of the iHomeschool Network have teamed up to create fun and original unit studies on fascinating people who were born in June. This project has been going on for several years, so you can see both new studies and ones created in previous years!
When we first started homeschooling, the most compelling reason was because we wanted to individualize our children’s education. As a former classroom teacher, I also wanted to shield them from the pressure of and emphasis on standardized testing. As they grew older and their interests diverged, we came to realize that the freedom to travel is now what we value most about homeschooling.
The key to incorporating physical fitness into your homeschool is to make it fun. Games and activities that mimic play are ideal, because they’re natural extensions of childhood. Here are five of our favorite homeschool physical fitness activities.
When making the choice to homeschool, it’s best to have both mom and dad involved in the decision. Even if Dad gives a solid yes to becoming a homeschooling family, he might have a few concerns about what the future holds for your adventures in homeschooling. Here are five common homeschool dad fears and how you, mom, can help put his mind at ease.
Scrolling through Instagram sometimes we come across the “Pinterest Perfect Homeschool”. You know the one I am talking about. The one that you feel a little pang in your heart, a little wishful thought that you might like to be a child there. Gleaming kitchen counters, colorful art in the background, baked goods cooling on the counter. The children are always so happy, and well life just seems, you know, perfect.
Homeschooling is a real challenge, and it’s natural that people consider all the potential obstacles to homeschooling before they make the commitment to educate at home. The bloggers of iHomeschool Network have once again joined forces to share their thoughts, this time discrediting the most commonly used reasons why a mom can’t homeschool.
In our homeschool journey, we have had the opportunity to teach our children through do it yourself projects (#DIYplus5) and home remodels. I can almost guarantee none of our children will build houses for a living when they have graduated yet they will have the “know how.” When we started our first home remodel, we had no idea how our working on a house would morph into some of our greatest assets and building blocks of our children’s education.
Do your kids daydream about golden tickets, shrinking grandparents, or nasty encounters with The Trunchbull? If so, here are three whimsical ways to homeschool with Roald Dahl. If your kids are anything like mine, all it took was one Roald Dahl book to get them hooked on his fantastical stories. Lucky for all of us, Dahl wrote plenty of books throughout his career to keep our readers busy.
The fine bloggers of iHomeschool Network have joined forces to create some epic content in the form of Ultimate Guides. Week after week, iHN bloggers deliver quality content to their audiences. They enrich the homeschool community with their tutorials, freebies, and personal stories. Now we are taking it a step further with these Ultimate Guides. Each blogger has curated a wealth of online information all in one convenient link. We know that you will want to visit and bookmark each one. The variety of topics runs the gamut from homeschool to homemaking to marriage. Dig in and enjoy the Ultimate Guides from iHN.
We recently moved to a new city. Being in a new place offers so many new adventures and as a homeschool family, that means a lot of learning opportunities. Visiting local museums is one of my favorite ways to discover a new city. Here in Columbus, Georgia, we have a few museums from which to choose. Our first visit was to the National Infantry Museum.
When our family started homeschooling some 20 years ago, it seemed like a natural progression of what we were already doing with our kids; talking about the world, reading good books, exploring our community and simply experiencing life together. I mean, all that was left was to teach reading and math. How hard could that really be? Famous last words!
The bloggers of the iHomeschool Network have teamed up to create fun and original unit studies on fascinating people who were born in May. This project has been going on for several years, so you can see both new studies and ones created in previous years!