As homeschool moms we rarely get time away. “Me time” is desired, but not frequent. The kids need to be driven to activities, taught how to read, and comforted when life doesn’t go their way. That doesn’t mean we don’t need time to ourselves. We need the time to regroup, recharge, and prevent homeschool burnout.
I am certain that I am not the only well-intentioned, world-class-procrastinator homeschooling mom out there. I am the pro to which the word procrastinate refers. If you’ve just read that and think that we must be kindred spirits, fear not. Those of us who really do want to capitalize on the election year and teach our kids about the election process can still make it happen with these 10 resources for teaching kids about the election process – for procrastinators like me!
There are tons of tech tools on the internet for homeschoolers. Apps that you can use to help your child learn, apps that help you handle your finances, apps that help you save money or keep track of homemaking must-do’s. Sometimes, however, apps are just one more thing to keep up or one more thing to check on. And in the process, it just adds stress to your life. Who needs that?
I was the girl that loved worksheets. Seriously, growing up in a school environment was quite good for me. I loved writing my name in the upper right hand corner. I loved carefully bubbling in scantron testing forms. I loved filling out a fresh, new worksheet with the multiple choices, fill in the blanks and true or false questions.
Getting sidetracked with stuff is hard to do when everything you need to live and homeschool with has to fit into just two cases. When we prepared to live in South America, I learned the value of time-saving tricks to trim my homeschool morning routine. Look at these 10 time-saving homeschool morning routine hacks.
Looking for learning games for your preschooler? These ideas will help keep your littles engaged while you’re teaching older siblings! These learning games are also great for reinforcing math and literacy skills. Plus, you’ll score cool mom points!
Whether you’ve been homeschooling for years or are just starting out, you will find the high school years challenging, but richly rewarding. In many ways homeschooling high school is easier than the early years – your teens have developed independent study habits and are taking responsibility for their own learning. So what is your role as a homeschooling parent during these teenage years?
Well it’s the back-to-school season for many families – homeschooling or not – and I don’t know about you, but my feeds have been burning up with planning and organizing and curriculum-related posts. It’s like that every year at this time, right? But here’s one that you won’t see much of: the effect that music might will have on your day! Through both scientific studies and personal experience, music has been shown to have a lasting effect on our memories and emotions, and if you were a fly on the wall in our homeschool, you would hear it running in the background most of the day.
This is a great time for homeschool families to restock the basic school supplies needed for the year, but it’s also a great opportunity to stockpile the items that get used the most in our homeschools. By stockpiling during back-to-school sales, you’ll have your most-used homeschool supplies on hand when you need them. Better yet, by purchasing plenty of these items when they’re on sale, your homeschool budget won’t take a hit several months into the year because of restocking!