Rose started first grade this week. Two days each week she’ll be attending a Classical Christian school affiliated with our church (where I get to help teach) and the other three days I’ll be homeschooling her and William.
The week has been a busy, stretching one. As I sat down with my sneak-peak copy of Homeschooling Day by Day, the question “Do I really have time to read this right now?” nagged at the back of my mind.
But as I scrolled through the pages, my head kept bopping up and down. Kristy‘s candid honesty and humble encouragement was just what I needed to begin the year refreshed in spirit and with my heart focused.
Throughout the pages of Homeschooling Day by Day, Kristy (and a band of contributing homeschool mothers) offer inspiration for managing homeschooling and babies, homeschooling children with special needs, choosing the learning style that best suits your family’s needs, homeschooling teenagers, and a host of other important practical considerations.
The book is far more than just a practical field guide though. It seeks to capture the heart of our calling as homeschool mothers and provides big picture encouragement as we plod through the trenches of daily life.
Kristy Smith envisioned and masterminded the ebook, with contributions from ten other homeschool moms who are at various stages of this exciting and sometimes daunting journey: Bambi Moore, Jacinda Vandenburg, Kasey Norton, Amy Maze, Jill York, Sara Elizabeth Dunn, Richele Mcfarlin, Stephanie Eidson, Heather Bowen & myself. (I’m honored and humbled to be part of a project with some of my very favorite bloggers!)
The goal is to share fresh vision for what homeschooling can be, not just in the glamorous “bigger picture”, but in the nitty gritty details of everyday life.
Throughout the forty chapters of this ebook, we’ll tackle the topics of
- homeschooling methods
- when you’re facing burnout
- learning styles
- the most important “R”
- homeschooling kids with learning disabilities
- homeschooling teenagers, preschoolers, and how to juggle multiple ages
- dealing with insecurity and criticism as a homeschool mom
- how to handle bad attitudes
- hands on help for lesson planning, keeping up with housework, meals, and so much more!
If you’re a homeschool mom in need of a little inspiration, or if you’ve ever considered homeschooling but aren’t quite sure you can do it, Homeschooling Day by Day seeks to encourage and empower you!