About Mystie Winckler

Mystie, a second-generation homeschooler, educates her brood of 5 classically, seeking to cultivate wisdom and virtue in herself as well as her children through discipleship and a lot of books. Mystie writes about homeschooling at Simply Convivial and about life management at Simplified Organization. You can also find her on Instagram and YouTube.

Mystie’s homeschool day in the life (with a 4-, 7-, 9, 11- & 13-year-old)

Written by Mystie Winckler of Simply Convivial

Even though I grew up homeschooled, homeschooling my own children is more work than I imagined it would be.

It’s not so much the teaching or the tutoring or the reminding everyone five times a day that they have a checklist to check. What gets me is the emotional rollercoaster caused by a house full of children growing both physically and intellectually.

Learning is hard work. Sure, we have a good time and love our good books, but sticking with a math problem until it’s correct, having to revise a paragraph again, and turning to the checklist when you’d rather turn to Legos is as difficult for the kids as laundry and meals and toddler meltdowns are for me.

A homeschool day in the life

We’re on the same journey, my kids and I, learning to walk the path of faithfulness rather than the path of momentary ease. Together, we’ll grow.

And this morning is a Monday. Up and at ‘em and back to it.

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