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A Day in My Life as a Homeschool Mom

I love it that I get to write for Simple Homeschool. It gets me thinking and writing about things that I might not otherwise explore. This month we’re sharing our “day in the life.” Today you can read what a typical day is like at our house. Hold onto your hats!

From the post,

When I first started this homeschooling journey, my days went like clockwork.Certain days were devoted to library trips, play dates, and park days. Certain hours of the day were spoken for by math lessons, crafts, stories, lots of Match Game, and the blessed naptime.

That was nine years ago. My oldest was five. And I had a lot fewer wrinkles and gray hairs.

My days are currently not so regular. While I would love to be organized — and yes, even regimented — in how my days were spent, that’s really not my reality, nor quite frankly, my personality.

Life with six kids is richer than I could ever have imagined. Yet, it’s also more complex.

My typical day? It’s the perpetual “box of chocolates” — I never know what I’ll get.

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  1. I just found some of your posts from finding one blog soulemama and from there hipmama and so on…I am a homeschooling mom to a 7 year old an dhave a 9 month old. Though I don’t have 6 children I feel the days are spent similar to yours, predictably unpredictable (have no idea if I just spelt that right) I have been trying to keep up with everyone’s needs as well as finding my own things to enjoy doing. I have just started blogging myself as a way to promote the natural soaps I make and have dicovered a whole world of bloggers out there! Inspiring moms like yourself. Feeling connected with moms around the world as they teach and raise and love our children! Thanks for your posts!

  2. As usual i love the honesty. I am gearing up to homeschool my 4 going to be 5 year old in the fall. I feel so defeated some days when things “don’t go according to my plan”. Or i don’t get “enough” done. It makes me feel i should give up on the home school idea. I can always count on your message to say it happens, it is all how you handle it! Such a great attitude!

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      Honesty is all I got somedays. Cuz clean houses and checked to do lists are a special rarity. Today I got a stomach bug, so I quickly put dinner in the crockpot, shifted into low gear, and this afternoon took a nap after making sure reading and math happened.

  3. Great post. I love stopping by daily to see what you have cooked up, literally and figuratively! I am a Momma to a 4 and 2 year old. I, too will be starting homeschool in full force in the Fall. I already feel like my days are packed and all we are doing currently is a reading lesson! I suppose that is where priorities kick in.

  4. Hello Jessica. I’m a new mom and have been looking to homeschooling as well. However its still very new to me. so your journal about it will help me get an idea of what to expect.
    thanks I love your site. I just added you to my blogroll.

  5. While I’m waiting for the article to load (such is life in the country with slow speed internet!), I figured I would comment on how my days with a 14, 12, and 9 y/o vary with the sunrise! I really do try to stick to the schedule, but “life as mom” just comes into play – every day! I try to remember that God is a God of peace, and He doesn’t want us stressed out because we didn’t start at 9 or finish by 3. Thanks, Jessica, for the wisdom, laughs, and lessons in moderation!

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