Diana’s homeschool day in the life (with a 4-year-old)

diana'sdayThe following is a guest post written by Diana Stone of Diana Wrote.

Homeschooling an only child wasn’t ever our game plan. We both wanted 4 kids, but although that’s how many we’ve had, only one has stayed here with us to raise.

Nevertheless, we decided to still stick to what we felt God had called us to do with her, and possibly more in the future.

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I formerly taught Pre-K and kindergarten before my daughter Bella, 4, and it’s taken a few years, a lot of books and trial and error in the early years for me to wrap my head around learning at home.

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Donna’s homeschool day in the life (with 11-year-old twins)

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The following is a guest post written by Donna Ashton of The Waldorf Connection.

We are eight years into homeschooling and having “tweens” is a bit different than when I was schooling seven-year-olds.

Also, running a business from home definitely has its challenges and rewards.

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We are not perfect, but we get to what needs to be done, most of time. I have an established rhythm/schedule to our days so things ebb and flow nicely now.

Here’s my life today.

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Kara’s homeschool day in the life (with a 6- and 9-year-old)

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The following is a post by contributor Kara Anderson of Quill and Camera.

A whole bunch of years ago, before I was a homeschool mom, I was a newspaper lady.

And my absolute favorite part of the job was that no two days were ever the same.

Some days were slow and easy. Some days, I found myself chasing down cops in high heels. (Me, not the cops.)

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But every night, we put the paper to bed.

And every morning, we started all over again.

It was good training for this work we do as homeschool moms.
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Jessica’s Homeschool Day in the Life (with a 2-, 4-, 6-, 8-, 10-, & 13-year-old)

Jessica's homeschool day in the life with 6 kids

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Written by Jessica Fisher of Life as Mom and Good Cheap Eats

Yes, you read that title right. I have six children. My! How times have changed!

When I first started this homeschooling journey, my days went like clockwork. Certain days were devoted to library trips, play dates, and park days. Certain hours of the day were spoken for by math lessons, crafts, stories, lots of Match Game, and the blessed naptime.

That was nine years ago. My oldest was five. And I had a lot fewer wrinkles and gray hairs.

My days are currently not so regular. While I would love to be organized — and yes, even regimented — in how my days are spent, that’s really not my reality, nor quite frankly, my personality.

Life with six kids is richer than I could ever have imagined. Yet, it’s also more complex.

My typical day? It’s the perpetual “box of chocolates” — I never know what I’ll get.
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Cheryl’s homeschool day in the life (with an 18-month-old and 5-, 16-, 17-, and 18-year-olds)

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The following is a post by contributor Cheryl Pitt of CherylPitt.com.

I‘ve been homeschooling since 2001.  The journey has been so much more – more exciting, more difficult, more blessed — than I ever imagined it would be!

As you read the Day in the Life series, I’m sure you’ll notice the fact that everyone’s day is vastly different. That’s a blessing of homeschool, we can do life with school.  I’m a prime example of that right now.

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When I began to write this post, I was very tempted to write what our day “should” look like, what I want it to look like, rather than the real thing.  Why? Because right now our life is a mess.  A beautiful mess, but still a mess.  I’m schooling 5 kids from 18 months to 18 years.  Plus organizing a bloggers conference, caring for my ailing grandfather-in-law, and all the other little bits of life like meals, bills, errands, etc.
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