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:

Today it’s your turn to join in! Have you written a post on your blog sharing your homeschool day in the life?

Tell us the ages of your little people and leave a link to your post in the comments below. Then we can hop around and “visit” everyone. And if you don’t have a blog, feel free to leave a comment describing your day right here.

Thanks so much for taking part!


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. I always get so many ideas reading a-day-in-the-life posts! Not just how to homeschool but how to do everything else while you homeschool.
    I shared about our day:
    Heidi @ Home Schoolroom’s latest post: Cold Winter Days Were Made for Reading

  2. Thank you everyone for participating – so fun to see the variety in all of your days!

  3. My kiddos are 11, 9, almost 8, and 4 1/2. We’re into our fifth year of homeschooling, and I’ve decided to answer the question I get all the time: How do I juggle homeschooling and my writing career? (Short answer: Planning, Organization, and Coffee. Not necessarily in that order!)
    Tricia Ballad’s latest post: The King is Called Home, Part 5

  4. This wasn’t written with a general reader in mind, but I don’t have time to write a new one today. Here’s our “day in the life” with a 9 year old, a 6 year old, and 3 younger ones tagging along:

    The best part to me is that every Friday afternoon the kids teach each other what they learned that week. We call it “show and tell.” Second best part is that for one week my 9 year old researches specific history and science topics, and for the next week she does a project to use what she learned. We’ve had a lot of fun!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing all the wonders, highs and lows of a typical homeschooling day in your life! i love reading these and feel greatly encouraged when I do!
    Here is my day in the life of
    Smiles Sharnee :)
    Sharnee Torrents’s latest post: Sharnee’s Homeschool day in the life (with a 4 month old, 3, 6, 9 and 11 year old)

  6. Here’s mine: (Still home schooling four of my 10 kids, with one in public school, too. This is our 21st year.)

  7. Oh, forgot to say, I put some free e-book links in my post at
    Virginia Knowles’s latest post: Refresh and Renew: Quilt and Pansies

  8. We start our days early! By the time my husband rolls out at 7a, everyone is usually up, dressed, and has eaten. I wouldn’t mind sleeping in longer, but this has always been the kids’ rhythm. The nice thing is it means I have my husband’s help with all the morning stuff, and I feel insanely productive before lunch ever rolls around :). I have a 5.5 year old daughter, and a 1.5 year old son along for the ride.

    We start with a little circle-ish time, nothing too formal, just a little transitioning routine, and then move into basic skills stuff. Since she works at the kitchen table, I can often do some dishes, meal prep, etc., while supervising her writing practice, phonics work, etc. , and keeping the toddler busy with dry-erase markers and other special play things for just that time. We can skip most of these on Fun Friday, if she’s gotten through her lessons for the week, and she almost always has! Fun Friday is for special art projects, the library, swimming at the Y, her play group at church…

    When math’s done, the day is ours! We often shift outside to play and read – the current read aloud is Charlotte’s Web, then there are always fun history books, science magazines. Sometime during the day I might have something special planned like an experiment, a Salsa Spanish episode, a cooking project, but she can lose herself for hours in projects of her own design, especially artsy stuff.

    Monday, like Friday, is a swimming day. I work on T/Th afternoons (and during naps and…), so they have a great sitter who comes and plays with them on those days. W is homeschool park day and P.E. in the afternoon. We’re still pretty new at this, but so far, it’s a great daily and weekly rhythm for us!

  9. We actually just re-visited our schedule. Here’s what we have planned.

  10. Boys ages: 5, almost 8 and 24, our first year and my first blog atempt.
    AnnMarie’s latest post: Re-Post from February 2012

  11. I have two boys–a seven year old and a five year old with autism. The link takes you to a typical day at our house!
    Sandra’s latest post: Day in Our Lives

  12. Hi — My kids are 8, 7, 5, and 3. Here is our post:


    I forgot to take photos the last part of the day. Sorry!
    Teish’s latest post: A Day in Our Homeschool

  14. I am a homeschooling newbie! This is year 2, and I feel like I have (thankfully ) learned a lot – most of it on my knees – and seriously from finding Simple Homeschool. Finding it was really and truly like pieces of a puzzle coming together for me – so thank you, Jamie! And thank you contributors! As I read the first few posts my heart raced with excitement! And then I devoured basically the whole site. Really, truly grateful! Okay: my day: I have two girls, 8 & 7 – I am only homeschooling my elder this year( she’s a second grader) but my first grader tried out public school this year. It has been been okay, but not great and she will join us next year – yay! I’m really excited to teach them both next year! Anyway, I’m so far a Charlotte Mason girl with a pinch of Unschooling thrown in. My day typically goes like this: after driving my younger daughter to school, I come home, make coffee and breakfast. I chat with my husband until he leaves for work, then sit with my iPad and read devotionals, emails, etc. I leisurely eat my breakfast while my 8 year old eats at the same time. About three days a week I go downstairs to the basement and do a ballet barre workout video and I usually throw some laundry in the washer on my way. My daughter plays or writes in her journal during this time. I come upstairs and we usually watch an episode of WordGirl together and then the TV goes off and we start school. We always start by 10:00. I am kinda doing my own Charlotte Mason-y hodgepodge this year. We always read out loud to each other, do math, grammar and my 8 year old loves science. We dont have a sequence for these things, but they all get done. We read together a lot. Our official day usually ends at 1:00, right before lunch. That’s when we put away the all the supplies. But there is usually more read aloud. We’re reading The Boxcar Children mysteries right now and my other daughter likes to be in on that so we wait until she gets home from school. This year I built my own curriculum( fun but a little stressful!) but next year I plan to use Move Beyond the Page for ages 7 – 9. My girls are so close in age I plan to teach them totally together. We are not done building our family ( our family has grown through birth and adoption and we’re adopting again)so we’ll see how that impacts homeschool in the future!

  15. Sharing our day from Canada – my children are ages 6 and 12. Feel free to join us at
    Rachel’s latest post: Our Homeschool Day in the Life – 2013

  16. This was our day today. I have a 5 year old and a 9 year old.
    I cannot wait to read everyone’s posts!
    Sharla Orren’s latest post: A Day In The Life

  17. What is a typical day at the O5 Institute of Higher Learning with a 12 year old, a
    10 and an 8 year old?
    Find out:
    FourCornersofHome’s latest post: Typical Homeschool Day

  18. This is our third year linking up to this party and I just had a blast reading through my 2011 and 2012 entries. How fun to see how life evolves, especially on our homeschooling journey!
    I also love peeking into your lives to see how things are evolving for you.
    Head here ( to check out the fun with a 7, 6, 4, and 4 year old!
    Mindy’s latest post: Day in the Life 2013

  19. 5 kids (15,13,11,7,5). 2 bedrooms. 1 bathroom. Year 6. New York City.
    This is my go to site for homeschool encouragement. Thanks for hosting this peek inside the question, What do you do? Here’s my answer:
    Emily’s latest post: Day in the life

  20. I have two daughters, ages 10 and 11. I also babysit for an almost-two-year old and a six-month old baby. My day-in-the-life post is at
    Tina H.’s latest post: Weekly Wrap-Up: A Day in the Life

  21. Hay there, fantastic series!!! It has really been great to read along and learn about “days in the lives” of homeschoolers everywhere… here\’s our link:
    se7en’s latest post: A HomeSchool Day in the Life of Se7en + 1…

  22. We are a family of six with a 22 , 12, 10, and 9 year old. Welcome to our day in the life.
    Blessings, Dawn at my4sweetums

  23. Here’s my (extremely silly) Day In the Life Post from a week and a half ago. Five year old and ten year old boys:

  24. Jamie, thanks for being such an amazing voice in the homeschool community! I love following your posts. Your blog is an inspiration! Here’s our “Day in the Life” for Kindergarten and 2nd grade. Kirsten Torrado
    Kirsten Torrado’s latest post: Homeschool Day in the Life (ages 6 & 8)

  25. I love this! Thanks for the link up :) I can’t wait to read about everyone’s days!
    Here’s my {slightly crazy} post: with my 4 month old, 4-, 6-, and 8-year old.
    Amy’s latest post: Homeschool Day in the Life {2013}

  26. My kiddos are 7 and 4 now, but here was our Day in the LIfe last year:
    Sure enjoyed this series!
    Randa Clay’s latest post: Homeschool Support Groups and Co-ops

  27. Really enjoying reading about people’s “typical” days! Here’s a link to mine (ages 9 and 11)…
    Gillian’s latest post: A Day in the Life with a 9-&-11year old…

  28. Hi Jamie,
    Thanks for sharing A Day in the Life! I love all the shares and how families have customized their homeschool to fit the needs of the family and each child. I am always encouraged to be around all the moms who, while have a typical day shown, can change their day agenda on a moments notice to fulfill the most pressing need. No wonder homeschool children thrive! Again, thanks for sharing and creating a space for more families to share. Here’s my Day in the Life…

  29. I love to read Day in the Life posts!
    This is our Louisiana homeschool day with a 14, 12, 9, 6, and 4 year old!
    Adriane’s latest post: a day of homeschooling {with a 14, 12, 9, 6, and 4 year old}

  30. Hello there… I am sharing a post a did a little while ago, but still reflects our homeschool day!

  31. We are just starting our school year, here, but here is a post about this week with my 6yo, 4yo and 2yo.

  32. I’m visiting from Explorations in Learning…next time you host a Day-in-the-Life I’d love to share a day in the life of homeschooling my only child, 8-year-old Benjamin! Till then, I can offer you a week-in-the-life (grin). Looking forward to reading others’ days. :)
    Jessica’s latest post: Weekly Wrap-Up (Of Sorts)

  33. I always enjoy reading homeschooling day-in-the-life posts — they never get old! :-)

    Here is one I wrote a couple of weeks ago:

    I have a 23-yo whom I homeschooled all the way through; a 13yo daughter and a 10yo son both of whom I am homeschooling.
    Ellie’s latest post: …. lessons & things ….

  34. Hi, there! I’m mom to a 7 and 5 year old. Come visit our homeschool day in the life! :)
    Christine’s latest post: Our Homeschool Day In The Life

  35. I have a six year old daughter Abigail. She is the 1st grade. Here is our day
    Wake up(me and hsuband) at 6:15
    Work out and then pray together
    Husband leaves for work, Abigail wakes up
    Abigail and I eat and pray
    She gets ready for the day, I do chores
    We start school at 8:15
    Language Arts
    History(M-Th) Library(F)
    Lunch at 12:00
    Science(M, W) Art(T,Th) Gym(F)
    Gym(M-Th) Playtime(F)
    School’s done at 2:30 or so
    Playtime, run errands,
    Dinner at 5:30
    Family Bible time
    Abigail to bed at 8:00
    Husband and I to bed at 10:00

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