Tips for Homeschooling Mamas

Fanatic News Flash – April

What a difference a month makes, right? That’s probably the understatement of the century! Last month in Fanatic News Flash, my typical newsletter took a turn to the topic of time. In light of the clocks moving forward, I mentioned how I felt like I had been springing forward on a daily basis for several years, and we’re not even as busy as most families I know. I also wrote about how to get back a million minutes in the life of your child by choosing to homeschool. And here we all are!

COVID-19 has already changed us in many ways. Fear, uncertainty, and loss of varying sorts have been on the hearts and minds of the population. From where I stand as a homeschool mom, I see it as a gift. The forced halt of whatever everyone has been so busy doing has been replaced with the gift of time. In three weeks time, my newsfeed on Facebook has changed dramatically. The pictures and posts of families playing games, cooking and eating together, pastors stepping up, people creating art, reading, or sharing something useful has been amazing! You know what else? Mamas (and dads) are totally rocking this homeschool thing! I shouldn’t be surprised at this.

Don’t question your ability to teach your child. Question putting your child into the same system that left you feeling incapable of teaching your child.”


There really is no place like home.

Now that everyone is getting to experience homeschooling in some form or another, let me first say that homeschooling is not “being stuck” at home. I don’t like to use that term, but I suppose we all are stuck somewhat. Our homeschools run differently when there’s not a pandemic. We have friends, we go on field trips, and we have to turn down the many opportunities available in order to actually stay home. I saw this floating around the other day, and hope it may put a smile on your face. Let it be something to think about if you are new to this, or a reminder for those of us who choose this crazy life all the time! (All are great reasons, except the pajama one. I’ll share my pajama story one day).

I intend to write a series of posts in the coming months for parents who are temporally homeschooling, as well as those of us who are in it long term. If you didn’t catch my first one, A RoundUp of Resources, be sure to check it out. With all of us at home more often, I’d love to share recipes, organizational tips, ideas for family fun and more! If there’s something you’d like to know more about, whether it’s homeschool related or just around-the-house topics, let me know! I don’t have all the answers, but I can offer my experience and give you encouragement. I am still learning, and still have victories and major failures. Through all of this, we will thrive, succeed, and find enjoyment being home for awhile.

There really is no place like home.

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