Archives for December 2013

A homeschool day in the life – January 2014 on Simple Homeschool

A Homeschool Day in the Life ~
Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool, also blogs about motherhood at Steady Mom

Welcome to the 4th annual homeschool day in the life series here on Simple Homeschool!

For the past three years we’ve started each January with a peek inside what life really looks like for homeschool families, in the hopes of addressing some of the questions I receive in my inbox regularly:

  • How does Mama (or Papa) get it “all” done?
  • Does homeschool look just like school at home?
  • How can I homeschool multiple children at different ages?
  • What if I have a toddler or preschooler at home?
  • How can I incorporate different educational philosophies in my homeschool?

What better way to answer these than by coming to “hang out” with me and my awesome contributors for a day?
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The best of Simple Homeschool 2013: A year in review

The best of Simple Homeschool 2013 A Year in Review
Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool, also blogs about motherhood at Steady Mom

As we prepare to close out another year, I visited the archives of Simple Homeschool and chose one of the most popular posts from each month of 2013 to share today.

Consider it a year in review, and a whole lotta quality inspiration packed together just for you!

So many thanks to the contributors and guest posters who have helped me fill this virtual space with so much quality content over the past twelve months.

Feel free to bookmark this page and return to it when doubt or negativity tries to creep upon you in 2014. Discouragement, be gone!
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Weekend links

weekend links Happy New Year from my family to yours!

“We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but for potential.”
~ Ellen Goodman

Can Christmas break last forever? Mid-year motivation for the winter-weary mom

Written by contributor Kari Patterson of Sacred Mundane.

I can feel my body tense up as I say the words with forced enthusiasm:

“Ok, time for school!”

They say what I know they’ll say: Do we have to? And if I’m honest, that’s exactly what I’m saying in my own mind. Do we have to?
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3 Attitudes to Make Your Christmas Week Better

Make Christmas week even better
Written by Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool and founder of Steady Mom

With less than one week left until Christmas, it’s crunch time. You may have items on your Christmas bucket list that you need to let go of. Across the blogosphere writers now remind us that the time has come to stop the to-do’s, time to embrace imperfection.

Starting today let’s shift our minds out of things-to-do mode and into attitudes-to-nurture mode.

This week is the fabric of memory-making, and the following three attitudes help us weave strong threads within our family without allowing holiday stress to tear our seams apart.
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