Adding literature to your homeschool can be quite a balancing act. Some children are reluctant readers while others love to read but only want to read books of their choosing. Regardless of whether your child is a bookworm or a reluctant reader, you can add more literature to your homeschool, (re)capture the joy of reading, and spice up literary studies in your homeschool.
Most homeschool moms know they need to cover more than just the three R’s (reading, writing, and arithmetic) if they want their children to enjoy their homeschool experience. But it can be overwhelming to figure out how to fit it all in! This podcast series will provide suggestions of how you can add enrichment to your homeschool without overwhelming you or your schedule.
Are you looking for a way to bring joy back to your homeschool? I love how Dachelle finds her joy by adding a little enchantment to their homeschool routine. And she does it in a way that the whole family enjoys and doesn’t overwhelm their schedule. As she said, “Enchantment does not happen every day. It is rare. It’s a little surprise of happiness and brings you joy.”
Just about everyone struggles with being consistent. Keeping a few principles in mind will make it easier to maintain your consistency.
This is a culmination of everything we’ve talked about thus far in the Getting It All Done series. We bring all of the pieces together from the previous episodes o identify the biggest struggles in your homeschool and the small, incremental steps you can take to make improvements.
It takes a lot to keep a household running smoothly, especially when you live and school in your home! These four principles help me stay on top of my household responsibilities.
I’m sure you’ve heard it before: Take care of yourself before taking care of others. It really is important for us to put our self-care as a priority in our lives and it is not selfish to focus on your needs. When you take care of yourself, you will have more energy and a better mood to take care of your family. In this episode, we will explore practical suggestions for four areas homeschool moms often struggle with to take care of themselves: sleep, exercise, healthy eating, and finding joy.
As moms, we have a lot of responsibilities. And when you add homeschooling on top of that, it can be overwhelming. So how do we get it all done? Learn how you can overcome overwhelm and feel successful at the end of the day in “Help For The Overwhelmed Homeschool Mom” is a podcast series.
So how do we get it all done? In the next five podcast episodes, we will be exploring this topic and talking about how you can pare down your to-do list so you don’t feel so overwhelmed and can find joy in your role as a mom and homeschool facilitator. Today we are talking about the key questions you need to ask yourself as you begin to assess why you feel behind. They are simple but powerful.
It’s so easy to focus on what we could have done better or what we should have done differently. It is much harder to brave and acknowledge what we are doing right. I was so thankful for this reminder from Jamie Erickson in this podcast episode to remember that we are doing a lot right. And we should celebrate it! She also reminds us of the importance of having routines and rhythms in our day instead of rigid schedules.