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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The extroverted mom homeschools: a survival guide

the extroverted mom homeschools ~SimpleHomeschool.netJamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool, also blogs about motherhood at Steady Mom

Last week we started a blog series about personalities and how they affect us as homeschoolers. In the first post I wrote about the blessings and challenges of homeschooling as an introverted parent.

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Today it’s the extroverted mama’s turn. Just one problem though–since I find myself quite firmly parked in the introverts’ camp, I can’t speak from personal experience on this one.

So last week I asked this on my Facebook page:


You shared your opinions in abundance (Thanks!). Here–in your own words–let’s take a look at the pros and cons of homeschooling as extroverted parents:
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