TMV: Episode 2 – Continuing the Conversation about Homeschool

The challenges that face moms entering into the realm of homeschooling can seem daunting and at times, prohibitive. In part 2 of our discussion on the subject, we unpack some of the obstacles and offer some helpful strategies for making things easier, especially in those difficult early days. We discuss some of the obvious issues that arise and then look at some that are specific to certain moms. The conversation also covers financial impediments and some helpful free and affordable avenues to explore.

The second half of the episode is taken up with our dos and don’ts! From the mistakes of over-planning and mixed messages, to the power of allowing children to take responsibility and using storytelling, we cover a bunch of information that we know you will find enlightening. The last theme we focus on, as we round out this topic is to remember to save some time and energy for yourself and your spouse. Homeschooling can start to take over your life and home and this is the recipe for disaster! So for all this and a whole lot more, join us for the second episode of The Mom Village!

Key Points:

  • Introducing our wonderful hosts and their beautiful families!
  • Common challenges with homeschooling; all-consuming, scheduling, and more!
  • Challenges unique to single-moms and the power of finding a village to help.
  • Getting your kids on board and catering to them as individuals.
  • Financial challenges that face homeschoolers; prohibitive costs for certain programs.
  • Making use of the library and free websites to find resources.
  • Dos and don’ts from the moms; avoiding over-planning and finding extra-curricular activities.
  • The power of storytelling and family read-alongs!
  • Getting on the same page with a spouse; buy-in from both parents is vital.

Tips & Takeaways:

  • Introducing our wonderful hosts and their beautiful families!
  • Don’t over spend.
  • Find mom support from other homeschooling moms.
  • Don’t over schedule.
  • Don’t dictate.
  • Be creative.
  • Nobody knows your kids more than you.
  • Start homeschooling at home, with home chores.
  • Find resources that fit your budget and family.
  • Make it fun!
  • Don’t try to duplicate school at home!
  • Read out loud or listen to good books.
  • Teach how your children learn.
  • Spent time with your spouse.
  • Marriage driven home.

Books:

  • Educating the Wholehearted Child By: Clay Clarkson with Sally Clarkson
  • The Organized Home Schooler By: Vicky Caruana
  • Home Learning Year by Year By: Rebecca Rup
  • Homeschool Bravely By: Jamie Erickson

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Family Church

The Mom Village Email

The Mom Village on Instagram

Kirra Kelly

Jismarie Ramos

Kristin Scroggins

Target

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