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A chance to share your homeschool day in the life

Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool

Our 7th homeschool day in the life series has come to an end, but we still want to hear from you! So today is your chance to share with our community.

Do you have tips or tricks that really work for you? What are your favorite things about homeschooling? What makes YOUR homeschool unique?

We hope you’ll link up below and tell us all about your days, because every homeschool is different, and we all have so much to learn from one another!
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Kara’s homeschool day in the life (with a 5-, 8-, 10-, and 15-year old)


Written by Kara E. Fleck

Have you noticed that the more things change the more they stay the same? We’ve been officially homeschooling for ten years now and while some parts of our days look vastly different, there are many things that are the same: routines, books, lessons that are old friends.

Of course, there are also things about our days which homeschooling mom Kara of ten years ago wouldn’t recognize or believe, including that two of her kids would love math and that the high school years would actually be a good deal of fun.

A homeschool day in the life

No day is typical (that seems to be something I have in common with most of my fellow Simple Homeschool contributors), but here is a glimpse at a recent day in our homeschool.

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Heather’s homeschool day in the life (with a 4-, 6- & 8-year-old)


Written by Heather of WellerMomma

Wanna share your homeschool day in the life? Here’s your reminder and invitation to join us here next Monday and link up to your own post! We’d love to hear from you.

Creeping downstairs, already anticipating that first cup of hot coffee, I’m waking up to a clean slate. It is early when my day begins around here. If I’m lucky, I’ve got approximately 1 hour to an hour and 30 minutes before everyone is awake, needing me to be on my game.

What do I do with that early morning time?  The one thing that pays off big time: momma self-careOur day is better if I can nourish myself first thing. And not just because I have taken time to breathe and wake up and journal, but because my head is set to nurture.  

A homeschool day in the life

My heart is always there — like yours, right? But if I can’t grab some margin first thing, it’s too easy for nerves to fray and tempers to flare.  The overwhelm of motherhood doesn’t do an effective job if I wake to dark and quiet.

This morning no one wakes and I can rise and shine alone. I grab my coffee and bullet journal then free-write for a bit and look over the plan for the day. Bonus! There is still time for some checking in on social and reading two chapters of my current book.

I hear tiny footfalls and I know I’m on.  6:30 a.m. on the dot and it’s showtime!

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Cait’s homeschool day in the life (with a 5-, 7-, and 8-year-old)

Written by Cait Curley or My Little Poppies.

I had grand plans to write about a typical homeschool day in our life. I was going to pick a random Monday or Friday and share our day from start to finish.

But my husband was working last weekend and I decided to take the kids up north for a few days. (One of the biggest benefits of homeschooling is the ability to get out of Dodge whenever the spirit moves you.)

Well, our getaway was extended by a snowstorm.

Then, we returned home to not one, but two nor’easters.

And that is how I ended up writing about writing about what Valentine’s Day looked like in our homeschool.

A homeschool day in the life

Valentine’s Day is not what I had planned. It is certainly not typical.

But, after writing this post, I realized that our day followed a normal rhythm (with sugar added).

The reality is: when it comes to homeschooling, there is no typical. And that’s a wonderful thing.

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Jamie’s homeschool day in the life (with an 11-, 12-, & 13-year-old)

Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool

Remember that our Homeschool Day in the Life link-up will be on Monday, March 6th–have you written your post yet?! Check out last year’s here for ideas.

When we first began homeschooling eight years ago, the idea of continuing to do so in the teen years freaked me out!

But it turns out that as littles become bigs, mamas still have a hunch what those growing bodies and minds need most–just like we did when they were babes. It isn’t quite so scary after all.

It will help you understand our day if you know a bit about these babes of mine:

  • Trishna (13), joined our family in 2007 via adoption at the age of four from India; she has a visual impairment and developmental delays
  • Jonathan (12), joined our family in 2004 as our biological son
  • Elijah (11), joined our family in 2005 via adoption at the age of six months from Liberia after nearly dying from malaria; he has developmental delays and is still working on his reading fluency

A homeschool day in the life

Here’s what our homeschool day looked like on Monday, February 13, 2017:
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