Q&A Friday: YOUR Homeschool Day in the Life

Written by Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool and founder of Steady Mom

January was filled with posts from each of our contributors, sharing how we fit all the pieces of life together in our homeschool day. Each day reflects much of what is going on in our lives–from work we do on the side to babies waiting in the wings.

You’ve heard us ramble on and on for an entire month.

Today, it’s your turn! So here are my questions for you:

How old are your kids? How long have you been homeschooling? What does your homeschool day look like?

Last Sunday, I invited you to write a day in the life post on your own blog to link up below. If you have a link to share, please include it in your comment here.

Even if you haven’t written a separate post, you can of course still tell us about your day just by leaving a comment.

I’d love to have the chance to read how your days unfold.

Thanks so much for sharing!

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.


  1. Here’s ours. Although it seems like this was almost a “perfect” day and not the way the rest of the week went, LOL.

    We have four girls, 2-7, my husband’s a stay-at-home dad, and I work full-time from home.

    Mandi @ Life…Your Way’s latest post: 4 Tips for Family Computing

  2. I wrote this a couple of weeks ago, as one sample of a typical day (such that there ever is a “typical” homeschool day!): http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com/2012/01/day-in-life.html.

  3. This is great! Have enjoyed reading about everyone’s homeschooling days….here’s mine. My kids are 6 and 4 and I’ve been homeschooling since my 6 year old was born.


  4. I have four kids who have always homeschooled: 16, 14, 10, 8. I wrote up a “day in the life” post – more like a look at our week since every day has differing commitments so everything else is shaped around those.
    Carma’s latest post: Learning to Read: How My Attention-Challenged Child Began Reading

  5. I documented my day today…it was fun!

    I just began homeschooling 2 months ago: 7, 5 and 2 years old. I pulled my 2nd grader out of school at Thanksgiving and work with my 5 year old before she goes to afternoon Kindergarten. I’m loving it and would love to pull my daughter out of school, too, but my husband wants her to finish out the year.

    I’ve learned a lot in a short amount of time (especially how to entertain my toddler during school hours) and I hope my post encourages others!
    Intentionally Katie’s latest post: Our Day of Homeschooling (with a 7, 5 and 2-year old)

  6. I also chose to write about today as our homeschool “day in the life” — not because it was typical, but because it reflected a lot of the reasons we LOVE the homeschooling life! We had the snowstorm of the season today, but we also managed to incorporate some of our normal school routine into the mix.

    Here is my post at NextGenHomeschool.com: http://wp.me/p1MH6f-rl

    I’m the mother of three girls, ages 11, 9 and 4, and we’re halfway through our second year of homeschooling in Castle Rock, CO.

    I’ve also really enjoyed reading a few of these today and discovering more new blogs! I hope to read some more over the weekend. Thanks again, Jamie!
    Renee Gotcher’s latest post: The Gotcher Family’s Homeschool “Day in the Life”

  7. I’m mother to 3 girls ages 5, 4 and 2 with another baby baking in the oven.

    Here’s our day: http://marcijo.blogspot.com/2012/02/day-in-life.html
    Marci’s latest post: A Day in the Life

  8. This is my 9th year of homeschooling. I have 7 kids & #8 is due this spring. They are 1,4,6,9,11,12 & 16. The oldest is no longer homeschooled. Our days start with kiddos & me doing morning chores, I make breakfast & we usually sit to eat by 9:30. We have independent Bible reading then we all meet together on the sofa around 10-10:30. Almost all of our studies are done together, only separating for math & independent reading. Some days we finish before lunch @ 1ish & other days we might have a subject or 2 to finish up afterwards. In order to fit in everything that I wanted to we alternate subjects. Bible, Reading, Read Alouds & Math is done everyday, History is M,T,W,Th, Geography is F, Latin is M,W, Handwriting is M,W, Spelling is T,Th, Grammar is M,W, Poetry is T, Shakespeare is Th, Creative writing is F, Art is M,W, Music (Composer study) is T, Science is Th,F. I LOVE this schedule! The kids each have a white board that they check daily for all their assignments (even though we do all studies together) & daily chores & what appointments/activities they have. I feel that every year gets better & better.

  9. Hi Jaime! I posted this topic to our blog at your prompting.

    Our kids are 4.5 yo, 3 yo, and almost 2 yo. We knew we would homeschool before we even married, so we’ve been doing so the whole time.

    A day in our life can be viewed at http://learningjourneyjournal.blogspot.com/2012/02/day-in-our-home-education-life.html

    Thanks for all you do :) I’m reading your e-book now.

    Glory’s latest post: A Day in our Home Education Life

  10. I have a 7.5 yr old (2nd grade), an almost 5 year old, a 3 year old (he turns three on Monday!), and a baby who is currently 3 months old. We have been homeschooling since the beginning of our parenting journey.

    Here’s my “day in the life” post: http://homeschooldiscoveries.com/2012/02/04/homeschooling-with-a-new-baby-in-the-family-a-day-in-the-life/

    Thanks for having this link-up…I’m looking forward to going and reading some of the posts that others have written!
    Kirsten H’s latest post: Homeschooling with a New Baby in the Family: A “Day in the Life”

  11. I have seven girls (and a boy in Heaven). I have been homeschooling for 12 years. I have not had much internet time since the holidays, but I have some posts I wrote earlier this school year about our school days… I plan to add more later as I have more time, as I have only written about the first half of our days so far. :)

    Here are my homeschool posts:

    • Oh, it’s best to scroll down to the bottom post and work your way up. That will make it go in the order of our day. :)

    • Some homeschooling challenges not mentioned on our blog… I spend every pregnancy on about 5-7 months of bedrest, I have multiple sclerosis, we have worked on the mission field both abroad and in the States, we are a dual national/ex-pat family, we live far from stores and we have no neighbors close, my oldest child has Asperger’s, we deal with multiple (over a dozen) food allergies, and since we are rural, a grocery trip takes about 6-8 hours (so a full day where we are homeschooling on the road). We also spend a lot of time in doctors offices seeing specialists, etc., and my husband travels about half of each month. If anyone wants me to blog specifically about homeschooling with any one of these challenges, I would be happy to oblige (but don’t ask for all at once, LOL)

  12. I love “A Day in the Life of” posts :) Here is one that I wrote the other week!

    Jamerrill @ Holy Spirit-led Homeschooling’s latest post: I Want Your Stories for the eBook!!!

  13. It’s really interesting to read about how others spend their days. Ours can be found here:

  14. I’ve loved following your blog and this series. We are a military of 5 (soon to be six!)–and I have a side business as a portrait photographer (Lifeography). This is our first year homeschooling with a Kindergartner, 3-year-old, 1-year-old and baby on the way. Here is a peek at our day-to-day on our homeschool blog “No Place Like Roam”: http://noplacelikeroam.com/2012/01/homeschool-routine/
    stephanie beaty’s latest post: It’s Groundhog Time

  15. It is my first year homeschooling, and I am still trying to figure out what and how our days should be an can be! By next year i should have a great post to share! 😛
    Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site’s latest post: How Weaning from Breastfeeding May Affect Your Baby’s Sleep

  16. This is our second year of homeschooling — our 3rd grader just turned 9, 2nd grader is 7.5, and our pre-preschooler is 3.5!

    Here is our “day in the life” post from yesterday. This morning I did a quick “day in the life” search and it luckily brought me here to link up! I look forward to taking a peek into everyone’s day.

    Alyson @ Rocket Creek’s latest post: A Day in the Life…

  17. I’ve really enjoyed reading everyone’s day, so we decided to do one as well! I have one daughter, age 8, in the 2nd grade and we do Classical Education as laid out in the “Well Trained Mind.”

    Here is our day:
    Bev P’s latest post: A Day in the Life……..

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