Homeschool moms wear many hats – teacher, mentor, planner, project coordinator, coach, organizer, and MORE!
Each homeschool day brings new experiences and often new challenges. As homeschool moms ourselves, we understand that it can sometimes be hard to find information and answer to the many questions we face regarding homeschooling our family. Today we are focusing on MOM as we offer homeschool mom helps such as encouragement, ideas, tips, and suggestions we have learned over the years. Please take a few moments for you and check out our Homeschool Mom Helps!
Homeschool Mom Helps From The Curriculum Choice Archives
These are homeschool mom helps from right here at The Curriculum Choice. Take a few moments and refresh yourself with some of these wonderful, encouraging posts.
- The Big Book of Homeschool Ideas: 55 Moms Share Their Expertise on 103 Topics – What can you do if you have a homeschool related question? 55 homeschool moms (myself included) have come together to share their tips, tricks, and hearts about 103 topics that impact every homeschool mom.
- Beat the Homeschool Blues – A collection of ebooks designed to encourage you for the journey as well as give you practical tools to address the areas that aren’t working in your homeschool
- Wrapping up a Homeschool Year – Storage Ideas & Graduation – the authors here at The Curriculum Choice want to share with you lots of great ideas for storing the remnants of your homeschool year, as well as planning for graduation.
- Feeding the Homeschool Family – Quick and easy (and sometimes educational) meal ideas!
- Help for the Bad Homeschool Days – Yes! We have bad days too! Here we share posts full of encouragement for the bad days. You’ll catch a glimpse into our bad days and how we pull through them.
- Homeschool Rooms & Organizational Ideas – The authors here at The Curriculum Choice want to help you get organized by sharing our homeschool rooms and organizational ideas for everything ‘homeschool.’
Homeschool Mom Helps From Curriculum Choice Authors
The Curriculum Choice authors have active blogs where they regularly offer ideas and experiences about their homeschool adventures. Below are homeschool mom help links they have shared to encourage and support homeschool moms.
Susan & Megan at Education Possible
- Lessons for a Homeschool Mom – My wish is that all homeschool moms will have a heart to embrace and support each other. To get things started I would love to offer 4 short but very important lessons for a homeschool mom.
- Note to Homeschool Parents: How to ACE the New School Year – By remaining mindful of three things I hope all homeschool parents will ACE the new school year.
- I Can’t Homeschool Because my Kids are in Middle School – There are many reasons why parents decide to stop schooling their children at home once they start middle school. What frightens parents about homeschooling middle school?
Heidi at Starts At Eight
- List of Summer Reading for Mom – I am an avid reader. Not only do I love to read, but I have worked to instill a love of reading in my children. I have participated in many books clubs over the years, both for myself and with my daughters. Even when I was in high school, summer was the time to read. During the summer I could read what I wanted because I wasn’t tied to the constraints of the school year. As a homeschooling mom I often spend time reading the books my children are reading. Now that summer is here I have some great summer reading for moms that I would love to share with you!
- Homeschool Mom Guilt, “I pretend to grade my child’s work” – Our homeschool would most likely be looked at as being on the “school at home side.” We loosely follow the local public school in terms of scheduled holidays (although we typically take more days off than they do!), we also use curriculum…and planners. These things are closely followed by the fact that we grade schoolwork. But in lieu of honesty concerning my personal homeschool mom guilt… <sigh> I have pretended to grade my child’s work, but didn’t actually grade it.
- Moms of Teens – It’s not just babies that are time consuming – I remember saying how much more free my schedule would be when my kids grew older. They wouldn’t need me to help them with all the daily tasks such as dressing, bathing, making food, etc. They wouldn’t have me reading to them every night, helping them brush their teeth, or tie their shoes, in fact, they could start helping me! While all of these things are true, there are new reasons that have popped up to consume my time and energy!
- So You’re Scared to Homeschool High School – DON’T BE … Teaching high school is different than I thought it would be. I am really not so much teaching as I am guiding and schedule driving. Someone once told me not to stress about parenting a teenager as you would grow and change as your child did, thus being more prepared to handle each stage as it comes. I believe this is helpful in the case of choosing to homeschool high school. Even if you haven’t homeschooled all the way through, you have raised your child up and know them better than anyone. To homeschool high school you need a little patience and perseverance and some preparation.
- One Single Moment – The One You Hold On To – One single moment can change things….for better or for worse. One single moment may be all you have to hold on to, to celebrate, to mourn, to remember what it was all about. Life is short and often trying. We must take these moments and hold them tight, for they give us hope and remind us at our lowest of lows that life is worth living and dreams are worth fighting for. So even if this moment is the first and last of its kind, I will forever be grateful to have it in my mind.
Betsy at BJs Homeschool
Do you have a teen who is aiming towards college? “Our Steps to College” is an ongoing blog series, offering encouragement, to make the college admissions process easier. Lots of encouragement for homeschooling high school here, too, including what we did for my daughter’s senior year at home.
Are you wondering what to do with your little ones, while you are helping their older siblings? Here is my page on Early Learning, at BJ’s Homeschool, where I share many ideas for the preschool/primary years, with ideas on early math, fun language arts, and more. Easy to do, and helpful, too.
Are you looking for a little homeschool help? I am a veteran homeschooler and a consultant. People ask me questions about homeschooling. No question is too small, and it’s free. For more information, please click here.
Tricia at Your Best Homeschool – formerly Hodgepodge
- Simplify Your Homeschool With the Ancient Paths – Every now and then it is a good habit to look at the foundation of our home schools, our families. Sometimes we can get a bit top heavy in one area. Other times we are so very busy doing what that other successful family is doing – even though we have that nagging feeling it just isn’t right for our homeschool.
- HELP! I’m Homeschooling – For over a dozen years we’ve turned to our habits as the ‘bones’ of our day. Our habits help us accomplish a basic school day and get food on the table. With babies, toddlers, stacks of school books, hungry mouths and now towering teens, these are the basic routes I’ve discovered for seeing results. Help! I’m Homeschooling! is packed with the practical, how to advice to encourage you and build your confidence – whether you are a brand-new homeschooler or a seasoned veteran.
- 6 Simple and Successful Strategies for Homeschooling a House Full – Y’all this is like a two hour long chat! I am a very practical person. And I am blessed with homeschool mentors. So I am sharing the simple strategies that have worked best for us over the last fourteen or so years of homeschooling.
- Art for All Ages – FREE art lessons that are simple and easy to do in 10 minutes or less. Clear the table after lunch and watch the smiles spread. I hope you will find much encouragement and are reminded that you ARE an artist! We wish you many art-filled afternoons!
- Homeschool Mom Ultimate Guides – I invite you to browse my category filled with homeschool mom helps just for you!
Cindy at Our Journey Westward
Organizing the Unorganized Learner will help EVERYONE in the house to keep their sanity – especially mom.
This Charlotte Mason Homeschooling Resource Page simplifies the CM method so that you CAN do it!
Do you need a homeschool pick-me-up? Whether your children are whiny or obstinate, or you are burnt-out and need a break, you can find homeschooling refreshment by taking lessons outdoors! This Nature Study Resource Page will help you liven up lessons with real science that breathes fresh air (literally) into your homeschool.
Speaking of whining and needing a break – how are your math lessons, momma? If you need a pick-me-up in the this area, I just know you’ll find some refreshing and meaningful ideas on the Living Math: Ultimate Resource Page.
Annie Kate at Tea Time with Annie Kate
Homeschool moms have so much to think about, to do, and to remember. When it all gets overwhelming, here are a few ways to bring peace back into your heart, home, and homeschool.
When I was wondering how to ensure that learning goes on during challenging times, I was helped by Learning Skills Little by Little and Day by Day.
When we are overwhelmed it is so tempting to stick to book learning only, but that is probably the best time to give our kids and ourselves the grace of taking on some low-stress extras and cutting back on book learning. Beyond the Basics: Making the Extras Work in Your Homeschool gives some tips for this.
When we are homeschooling a high schooler, we have an extra worry: we want to make sure that homeschooling will not limit our teen’s options in the future. Homeschool Mommy Marks and Universities gives some practical advice and encouragement.
This fall has been overwhelming for our family, and I have been helped by rereading my own ‘encouraging mom’ posts. Maybe they will help you too.
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What great tips, tricks, and resources do you often share with other homeschool moms?
~ Originally published November 2014 by Susan. As a veteran educator, Susan is always looking for new ways to bring learning to life for her family. Her family’s favorite subjects to study together are history, geography, and literature.