Not-Back-to-School Blog Hop: A Day in the Life of Homeschoolers

This week in the Not-Back-to-School Blog Hop, we’ll get a glimpse inside homeschool life with the Review Crew members.

After more than a decade of homeschooling, the most common question I am asked is “How do you do it all?” often closely followed by, “Yeah, I could never do that. I don’t have the time or the patience.”

While it’s true that homeschooling does take time, it’s just like all other things in life—if it’s important to you, it will become a priority, and you’ll find the time.

I’ve found that most people who believe they could never homeschool feel that way because they picture their day working much like a traditional school day. While that is certainly an option, it’s not a requirement! You don’t need to stand in front of your children for 6–7 hours every day to teach them. The beauty of teaching your own children is that you can move much more quickly than a teacher with 30 kids can. You can also slow down to make sure that your child understands a concept.

Depending on the curriculum and method you choose for your homeschool, time spent working on school can range from a few hours to a few minutes!

There are some who follow a traditional school schedule, with time set aside each day for completing certain subjects and tasks.

There are some who follow a very loose block schedule where they spend chunks of time working on certain things. For example, from 8 til 12 they work on bookwork, then from 1 til 3, they work on art, music, and other fun projects.

Then there are some that don’t follow a schedule at all! Perhaps they are roadschoolers who are taking advantage of whatever they might run across to learn about. Or perhaps they are unschoolers or delight-directed homeschoolers who change what they are learning about every day.

These are only a few examples, and this week members of the Homeschool Review Crew will be sharing what their days look like! Be sure to visit their blogs for inspiration and encouragement as you seek to find your schedule for the new school year.

Still not sure if you can handle homeschooling, or not sure about how to schedule your day? The Old Schoolhouse has some wonderful Mentor Moms who can help! This week, we’re giving away a FREE Mentor Mom call to one lucky winner. During the call, you’ll be able to ask any questions you’d like and get personalized answers from an experienced homeschool mom. Don’t wait! Enter until 11:59 pm EST on September 3, 2021. Winners will be informed via email.

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