Diana’s homeschool day in the life (with a 5-year-old)


Written by Diana Stone of Diana Wrote

All homeschool days are unique – but ours are perhaps even more so than most. My daughter Bella is 5, and an unexpected only child. While so many of us (with good reason) scoff at the constant mention of socialization and homeschool, that issue bears a little more weight around here.

As a military family, we’ve watched many good friends move, while sharing memories with our families hundreds of miles away. I do think about my daughter’s relationships, both close and fleeting.


This fall, I struggled with the decision to homeschool just Bella.

In my mind, I’d always planned to homeschool with little ones underfoot, a baby strapped to me, laundry piling up. I work really well under pressure; even as a teacher I loved being busy and having a large classroom. Faced with a very independent learner, I felt helpless to know how to go about focusing all my effort on one.

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Anne’s homeschool day in the life (with a 4-, 7-, 9- and 11-year-old)

Anne's homeschool day in the life (with a 4-, 7-, 9- and 11-year-old)

Written by Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy. None of our days look the same, but they all share a similar rhythm. At 6:00 a.m., I'm usually the only one awake. (I'm thankful to finally be in a season where I'm up before my kids: it wasn't always … [Continue reading]

Giveaway: $120 package from World’s Most Fascinating Rock Collection

World's Most Fascinating Rock Collection

This giveaway has ended; thanks for your interest! Welcome to this week's giveaway--sponsored by The World's Most Fascinating Rock Collection: From Kelli of The World's Most Fascinating Rock Collection: "Maybe you find rocks in your wash … [Continue reading]

Tsh’s worldschool day in the life (with a 4-, 7-, and 9-year-old)

Tsh's world school day in the life (with a 4-, 7- and 9-year-old)

Written by Tsh Oxenreider of The Art of Simple Right now, I’m at a cafe with my almost ten-year-old, where she’s writing a blog post as her next writing project (topic: things for kids to do in Queensland, Australia). I’ve been furiously working on … [Continue reading]

Kari’s homeschool day in the life (with a 5- & 8-year-old)

Kari's homeschool day in the life with a 5- and 8-year-old

Written by Kari Patterson of Sacred Mundane. So here's the thing: This is a real day. I'm always tempted, when doing this day-in-the-life-deal, to write a sort of conglomeration of various days melded together to create what I … [Continue reading]