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).

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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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A dose of homeschool inspiration

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IMG_8439Jonathan and I made homemade cinnamon bagels on New Year’s Day

Enjoy this week’s homeschool inspiration:

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A homeschool day in the life – Jan 2015 on Simple Homeschool

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Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool and Steady Mom

Welcome to the 5th annual homeschool day in the life series here on Simple Homeschool!

It’s time for my favorite season on this blog–and yours, too, if past comments hold true. I love January in this space–because it’s when we get to show you what homeschooling is really like.

And if you’ve followed along in years past, you’ll know that no two posts are alike! That’s the point I want to hammer home most:

A homeschool day in the life is as unique as each one of our families. And by embracing our uniqueness, we’ll find our greatest strength.

So read all the posts and glean ideas that resonate, but don’t read them in comparison mode. Allow yourself the freedom to discover your own homeschool path.

Consider this post your invitation to come “hang out” with me and my awesome contributors for a day!
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Weekend links

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Look what’s coming your way beginning on Monday–it’s our 5th annual homeschool day in the life series! Don’t miss it!!

Enjoy this week’s homeschool inspiration:

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15 new year’s resolutions for the introverted homeschool mom

15 New Year's Resolutions for the Introverted Homeschool Mom
Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool, also blogs about motherhood at Steady Mom

Only years after becoming a mother did I fully understand myself as an introvert.

My comprehension came painfully, mostly by trial and error:

  • I would say yes to that group playdate, only to find myself completely drained for hours afterwards.
  • I loved people, but certain overwhelming, crowded situations didn’t seem fun at all–especially with excitable kids in tow.
  • I needed, oh how I needed, to be home when nap time arrived each morning for my babies–none of this dragging them around so I could accomplish more.

These days not only do I know more about what being an introvert truly means, I celebrate it and the gifts it offers my family.

There’s a different brand of new year’s intentions for those of us introverted mamas, especially introverted homeschool moms–who by the very nature of the calling we’ve chosen have decided to surround ourselves with demanding, (usually loud) people all day every day.

If that isn’t courageous, I don’t know what is.

Here they are, the introverted homeschool mom’s new year resolutions. Will you join me in taking them?
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