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.

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This year’s Ultimate Homemaking Bundle Sale starts Wednesday – I’ve gotten a sneak peek and it contains a ton of incredible and inspiring resources! Look for more details to follow soon…

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Happy 9th birthday to my Elijah-boy!

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And the winner of yesterday’s giveaway from A Thomas Jefferson Education is Kate Christy – congratulations!

If you didn’t win, remember to check out the discounted Simple Homeschool Bundle (use the code “SIMPLEBONUS13″ to get it for just $42) and/or a subscription to Mentoring in the Classics – I’m taking this ecourse alongside the DeMilles and learning so much – highly recommend it!

“Knowledge that is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.”

~ Albert Einstein

Weekend giveaway: $175 package from A Thomas Jefferson Education

A Thomas Jefferson Education

This giveaway has ended; thanks for your interest!

Welcome to this weekend’s giveaway, brought to you by a resource that has completely changed the way my family home educates for the better–A Thomas Jefferson Education (also known as 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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10 ways you’re making your homeschool day harder than it needs to be

10 ways you're making your homeschool day harder
Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool, also blogs about motherhood at Steady Mom

I woke with dreary eyes. The thought of the day ahead seemed pretty bleak.

At breakfast time I pulled out our latest read-aloud (an activity I usually love), thinking I’d rather go to the dentist than proceed.

But I plodded ahead through gritted teeth–I have a job to do after all, my inner drill sergeant announced–the result not at all inspiring for any of us.

We would have been better off that morning with a Sparkle Story to listen to over breakfast, a cup of warm tea for the mama, and a few extra minutes to regroup and plan peace for the day ahead.

Ever have a day like this?

Homeschooling can be hard enough, but I sometimes find I make it even harder on myself by falling into negative patterns or mindsets.

Here are a few ways you may be doing the same.
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A special welcome and thank you to the sponsors here on
Simple Homeschool for the month of April!
Take a few moments to check out the incredible resources
they have to offer your family:

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