Homeschooling a large family is challenging. There’s no doubt about that. Oftentimes, moms of many find themselves getting up during the night to feed a newborn while simultaneously parenting and homeschooling high schoolers, preschoolers, and everything in between.
How do they get it all done?
Come along as members of the Homeschool Crew share their answers to this question.
Gwen @Tolivers to Texas — Making it Work with a Big Family
“We hear quite a few questions and comments about the number of children we have and the fact that we homeschool too. Usually that latter fact sounds like this, ‘Oh! You homeschool too?!?!'”
Lisa @ The Berry Patch — What Makes One a “Large Family?”
” So when does a family become a “large family” exactly? I certainly don’t feel I’m one with only three children. Although, sometimes by the world’s standards we fit that category.”
Nicole @ Mama of Many Blessings — Money Saving and Free Ideas for Homeschooling
“Hopefully you can find a some ideas to save you money or get you something for FREE you didn’t know before!”
Alyson @ Family Style School — Homeschooling with 4 Children
“So whether you think a family of six is large or not, I will share with you some tips and tricks I use to keep my family on track and most of all keep myself sane.”
Linda @ Homeschooling 6 — One Income Family Homeschooling 6 Children
“We have 6 beautiful children, ages 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 14 years old. One may wonder how on earth can you afford it? In fact many times I have had people ask, ‘What does your husband do for a living?’ and ‘Do you need government help?’ or ‘How do you afford it?’.”
Lisa @ The Happy Homeschool Mom — Homeschooling a Crowd
“I really don’t think it is more difficult to homeschool 7 children than it is to homeschool 1 or 2. The truth is (and it may surprise you unless you know me in real life) I am terrible at being organized or sticking to a schedule.”
Sam @ Sam’s Noggin — How to Homeschool Many
“I wouldn’t make it through a single day without prayer. I pray for knowledge, patience, wisdom, guidance, patience…yep twice for patience!”
Hillary @ Our Homeschool Studio — How we manage to get it all it, most of the time, despite me
“I am often asked how I do it, “how do I teach all those children?” I usually remember to respond with the Lord’s help. Some days that is easier than others.”
Marisa @ Lighthouse Christian Academy — How do you do it? Schooling More Than One Grade at a Time
“When they find out that I have four children and am expecting number five, they say, ‘How do you teach them all?'”
Marcy @ Ben and Me — Fruitful Living with a Full House (a guest post)
“I’d say, too, that in a large homeschooling family, since there’s an even higher-than-average number of children to ruin, our mommy guilt might be further compounded. If you’re one of those moms, I want to encourage you today with my own story.”
Thank you for joining us for this week’s Blog Cruise. Join us next week when we’ll be sharing about Budget-Friendly Homeschooling.