About LaToya Edwards

LaToya is the author of Beautifully Broken: Finding Joy and Purpose in the Pain. Ten years ago she traded in a law degree to homeschool her children and be home full-time to serve her family. She’s also a recovering perfectionist and control freak who loves old movies, good books and strawberry Häagen-Dazs® ice cream. Through trials of divorce, depression, death and more she has learned how to find joy in motherhood and broken circumstances. Read more from LaToya on her blog.

Finding balance as a work-at-home homeschooling mom

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Written by LaToya Edwards

I never planned to homeschool my children. In fact until I got pregnant with my oldest I’d never even heard the word.

I also didn’t plan on being a single mom. But as the time came to make school decisions I ultimately settled on homeschooling as what was best for my family.

It was not an easy choice. And everyone around me thought that I was crazy! How in the world was I going to homeschool as a single mom?

It took a lot of trial and error but I was able to find a way to make it work, including affording to be home, paying the bills, and getting the curriculum that we needed each year.

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Tips for single-parent homeschooling

Tips for single-parent homeschooling

The following is a guest post by LaToya Edwards of Learning to Let Him Lead.

When I first became a mommy I never imagined that I would want to be home with my babies, and I had never heard of homeschooling.

When my first son was born and I started thinking about his education, my heart was really drawn towards teaching him at home. I had no idea how I was going to manage to homeschool a child and have a full-time law career, but I figured that between my husband and me, we could work it out.

All those plans went out the window when I suddenly found myself a single mom to two boys.

I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to finish school and provide for us but I never let go of the dream of homeschooling. It has not been an easy road homeschooling as a single parent.

I’m often tired, exhausted and worn out. But little by little I’m finding my way and figuring out what homeschooling looks like for us.

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