About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.

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

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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 every time you do laundry. Maybe you can’t walk through a parking lot without your child stooping to study the scattered pebbles at your feet. Maybe you have a child who is fascinated by rocks.

Lucky you! You might not know it, but rock collecting is a great base for studying many earth science principles in a concrete and hands-on way.
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A dose of homeschool inspiration

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Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool and Steady Mom

Remember that between now and the end of the month you can write your own homeschool day in the life blog post, then come by Mon, Feb 2nd and share your link!


Enjoy this week’s homeschool inspiration:

Here’s a personal response I wrote to a real-life friend who asked my opinion about Lisa and her work:

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“I’m happy to answer your question about Lisa’s course. I haven’t actually done Replenish 365, but I have taken several of her shorter courses that she used to offer and I know Lisa quite well. I’ve always been impressed with her work and have loved everything I’ve participated in by her. She is very sincere, authentic, and joyful – all of which translates into her teaching style.

She has a unique, holistic way to communicate to mamas, and I appreciate that she shares her own stories quite vulnerably. I think she has a gift for helping women redefine and negotiate through hard places/transitions in their lives. So I could see it being a good fit for you if your heart leads you that way!”

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A dose of homeschool inspiration

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Have you been enjoying our 2015 homeschool day in the life series so far?

There will be plenty more posts coming your way in the next couple of weeks, and I’d love to invite you to write your own!


Write about your homeschool day in the life between now and the end of the month on your own blog, then come by here on Monday, February 2nd and link up to your post.

It’s always fun to virtually visit each other that way, so please join us!

Enjoy this week’s homeschool inspiration:

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Giveaway: $300 package from A Thomas Jefferson Education

A Thomas Jefferson Education

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Welcome to today’s giveaway, sponsored by A Thomas Jefferson Education (also known as TJEd)–the educational philosophy that has revolutionized my own family’s homeschool.

From Rachel DeMille of TJEd:

“TJEd” or “Leadership Education” is a philosophy and methodology that supports personalizing education for each child’s age, gifts and learning style.

Its focus on the 7 Keys of Great Teaching and the Phases of Learning really reduce stress and magnify inspiration.

One of the tools we provide is This Week in History–a daily resource that brings your homeschool or classroom to life!”
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Jamie’s homeschool day in the life (with a 9, 10, & 11-year-old)

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day in the life 1Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool and Steady Mom

Good morning, and welcome to our home! Come on in.

I can’t believe I’ve been writing day in the life posts for five. years. now. It’s fun (and quite wild, too) to see how things have changed around here.

We homeschool in a non-traditional way, veering toward the informal, unschooling side of the spectrum. The philosophy we identify with most is called A Thomas Jefferson Education (sometimes also referred to as Leadership Education).


Here’s what a typical homeschool day looks like for us at the moment:

(All times are approximate, not rigid.)

6:00 am –  My alarm goes off and I get up to write. This is when I get the bulk of my blogging work done on an average day. I write new content first, then spend time editing, scheduling Facebook updates, and responding to emails.

8:00 am – Time for my shower before our day officially begins. While I’ve been writing, the kids have been waking up on their own schedule–some early, some late. They play or read in their rooms.
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