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?
Come visit each post and gather plenty of practical ideas you can apply in your own home.
This post will serve as a landing page for the series – feel free to bookmark it to refer back to as we go along. I will update it with links to each post as they publish.
Simple Homeschool’s 4th Annual
Homeschool Day in the Life Series
- Anne’s homeschool day in the life (with a 3, 6, 8, & 10-year-old)
- Jamie’s homeschool day in the life (with an 8, 9, & 10-year-old)
- Cheryl’s homeschool day in the life (with an 18-month-old & 5, 16, 17, & 18-year-olds)
- Kara’s homeschool day in the life (with a 6 & 9-year-old)
- Donna’s homeschool day in the life (with 11-year-old twins)
- Diana’s homeschool day in the life (with a 4-year-old)
- Amida’s homeschool day in the life (with a 3, 7, 12, & 15-year-old)
- Kris’s homeschool day in the life (with a 12, 14, & 18-year-old)
- Kari’s homeschool day in the life (with a 4 and 7-year-old)
- Readers link up to share their homeschool days
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days.
It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time. A schedule is a mock-up of reason and order—willed, faked, and so brought into being; it is a peace and a haven set into the wreck of time; it is a lifeboat on which you find yourself, decades later, still living.”
~ Annie Dillard, A Writing Life