Homeschooling doesn’t have to be overwhelming and stressful. Often, our own expectations and the perceived expectations of others keep us from homeschooling in a way that fits our unique personalities and those of our family.
The resources found on this page are here to guide you toward a gentle way of homeschooling that allows you the time to relax and your children the space to become lifelong learners!
As a 17 year veteran of homeschooling, I know how important it is to have a community of homeschooling moms to learn from. It is my prayer that the information you find here is helpful without being overwhelming. Please remember, what you read here are the result of much prayer and guidance from God and my husband. They are unique to our family, and are not meant to be a set of homeschooling rules you must employ to be successful. As with everything, seek the Lord as to what His vision is for YOUR family.
Create a Homeschool Schedule That Works for Multiple Ages!
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Homeschool Year Round for a More Relaxed Homeschool Year!
We started homeschooling year round when our oldest was 9 to allow for greater flexibility in our homeschool year. I could take off whenever I needed to and not feel guilty about it!
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but this can be a little overwhelming, so let me give you a place to start…
Getting Started Homeschooling
Here are a few of my favorite posts for getting started homeschooling in a way that is calm, confidence, and Christ-centered!
- 7 Things a New Homeschool Mom Needs to Know
- What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Homeschooling
- How to Name Your Homeschool
- The 3 Year Learning Curve for Homeschool Moms
- Children Aren’t Buckets to Be Filled
- Is Your Homeschool Curriculum Biblical?
- Settling the Socialization Question
What Does a Typical Homeschool Day Look Like?
No two homeschools are alike, but here are some ideas to get you started! Always remember to honor your unique family dynamic!
- How Many Hours a Day Does it Take to Homeschool? (includes free checklist!)
- Simple Homeschool Routines for Moms Who Don’t Like Schedules
- Homeschool Schedules for Moms Who Love Structure
- Year Round Homeschooling Schedules
- Homeschooling When Your Schedule Keeps Changing
- Does That Count As School?
- Delight-Directed Homeschooling (4 part series)
How to Organize Your Homeschool
I highly recommend you check out this page:
Organizing the Large Family Homeschool
even if you don’t have a large family!
It’s full of ideas to keep you (and all your homeschool stuff) organized!
How to Homeschool with Babies & Toddlers in the House
My book Large Family Homeschooling goes in-depth into how to manage your homeschool with babies and toddlers in tow. GET IT HERE>>
Check out these posts as well:
- Homeschooling with Morning Sickness
- Managing Your Home with Morning Sickness (podcast)
- How I Occupy My Busy Preschooler
- Homeschooling When Everyone Needs You
- Teaching Older Kids to Help Younger Siblings
If you have toddlers, make sure you have some special “school” toys that are just for them to keep them busy while you are homeschooling!
Get your FREE Toddler Box Idea Page!
Also watch How I Occupy My Busy Preschooler for even more ideas!
Homeschooling Preschool & Kindergarten
There are many philosophies when it comes to homeschooling the early grades. I believe school at this age should be all fun! Below are a couple of my favorite curricula for play-based homeschooling during the early years…
A Year of Playing Skillfully
This curriculum is not only beautiful, but it has been a beautiful addition to our homeschool – spanning many ages and bringing our family closer as we do the projects together!
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See more of The Peaceful Press The Wonderment Curriculum.
For more resources and ideas for homeschooling Kindergarten, read my super popular post:
And if you have older kids and are having trouble fitting the little ones into your school day, see how I learned to Homeschool the Little Ones First >>
How to Homeschool High School
As of 2019, I have graduated 2 children who have been homeschooled from the beginning. My oldest graduated college in 2020 with a Business Communications degree from a 4 year private university, and his sister is in her first year of college to become an American Sign Language Interpreter.
Homeschooling the high school years can feel daunting, but it isn’t impossible! These years are so special with our young adults – don’t miss out on them! These posts will help you put together a plan that works for your family:
- Homeschool Graduation Requirements – A Simple Plan
- Homeschooling High School in a Large Family
- True Education Isn’t About Making a Living
Interested in Homeschool Coops?
Are you feeling the pull toward homeschool groups and classes?
Read this first >>
Are Homeschool Groups, Coops, and Classes a Waste of Time?
Are you a Burned Out Homeschool Mom?
Homeschooling is a hard job, mama – I get it! Let me send some encouragement your way!
First of all, watch this video on What to Do When Mama is Burned Out:
- A Mom Who Never Burns Out – The Secret of Mother Culture
- The Growing Pains of First Generation Homeschool Moms
- Unrealistic Homeschool Moms
- How to Take Homeschool Mom Sabbatical
- Why Homeschool Gaps Aren’t Mistakes
Listen to this podcast:
I’d also encourage you to get a copy of my book:
Home Management for the Homeschool Mom will help you learn how to fit everything into your day. Homeschool moms have the unique challenge of being both stay-at-home-mom and stay-at-home-teacher. It’s not an easy job and this book will help you figure out a plan that works for you and your family!
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For many years, we used Tapestry of Grace as our core curriculum because it works with multiple ages (when sufficiently tweaked!). We are currently take a break to try out some other curricula, but TOG is still near and dear to our hearts. If you’d like to learn how we use it – tweaks included! – READ HERE!
To see some of our favorite homeschooling supplies and books GO HERE!
I truly believe homeschool conventions are a must for encouraging homeschool families to stay the course, so please consider going to at least one a year! Our favorite is Teach Them Diligently!
Homeschool Conventions How-To’s
- Create a Homeschool Convention Notebook
- Surviving Homeschool Conventions
- Using the Evernote app at Homeschool Conventions
FREE Homeschool Convention Download!
Homeschool Convention Survival Guide!
Homeschool Books Worth Reading
For more homeschooling favorites, My homeschooling books: