Jamie’s homeschool day in the life (with an 8, 9, & 10-year-old)

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Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool, also blogs about motherhood at Steady Mom

Jamie’s homeschool day in the life – Monday, December 30, 2013

5:50 am – My iPhone alarm goes off, and I push snooze. Now I have ten minutes until I must be up, no excuses!

6:10 – Downstairs to begin writing. I find Jonathan (age 9) on the couch already. My early rising boy doesn’t like to miss a moment with Steve before he leaves for the Love146 office each day around 6:45.

After a quick hello and hug to Jonathan, I start to work on this post. After 40 minutes I’m mostly done, so I respond to emails and schedule a few links to post throughout the day on my Facebook page.

7:15 – Jonathan asks if we can check the weather. It’s our morning tradition–he likes to keep an eye out for snow.

Later in the week we might see some of the white stuff!
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Anne’s homeschool day in the life (with a 3-, 6-, 8-, & 10-year-old)


The following is a post written by contributor Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy.

Three and a half years into our homeschooling journey, our family has definite routines in place — even though every day looks a little bit different around here.

Some days we have help, some mornings I’m at my office job, sometimes I’m up against a deadline, sometimes I have the day off. Today, I’m showing you what a typical Monday looks like for us.


5:45 — I wake up, pull on workout clothes, and head downstairs to make coffee. When my cup is ready, I go straight to my writing desk and pop open my laptop. My best time for focused writing is before dawn, when the kids are asleep and Will’s at the gym.

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A homeschool day in the life – January 2014 on Simple Homeschool

A Homeschool Day in the Life ~ SimpleHomeschool.net
Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool, also blogs about motherhood at Steady Mom

Welcome to the 4th annual homeschool day in the life series here on Simple Homeschool!

For the past three years we’ve started each January with a peek inside what life really looks like for homeschool families, in the hopes of addressing some of the questions I receive in my inbox regularly:

  • How does Mama (or Papa) get it “all” done?
  • Does homeschool look just like school at home?
  • How can I homeschool multiple children at different ages?
  • What if I have a toddler or preschooler at home?
  • How can I incorporate different educational philosophies in my homeschool?

What better way to answer these than by coming to “hang out” with me and my awesome contributors for a day?
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A day in the life of an introverted homeschool mom

a day in the life of an introverted homeschool mom ~SimpleHomeschoolWritten by contributor Lora Lynn Fanning of Vitafamiliae

I always knew I was an introvert but I knew it in my bones by the time that fifth or sixth child arrived. At first, I thought it was exhaustion that sent me to my room every afternoon during naptime, no matter how much work I was ignoring. I blamed myself for being so lazy.

But then I remembered: I’m an introvert! And there are people here all the time! No wonder I feel overwhelmed!

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Now we have seven children we homeschool. My husband works from home. And there’s me, the introvert. That’s nine people at home: all day, every day.

A girl’s gotta figure out how to cope, right?
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Share your homeschool day in the life

share your homeschool day in the life

We’ve reached the end of our third annual homeschool day in the life series!

I’ve enjoyed seeing how each individual family creates the unique learning rhythm that works best for them. I hope you’ve enjoyed it, too–and have perhaps filed away a few ideas to apply to your own days.


In case you missed any of the posts, here are the links again:
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