Homeschooling Simplified

As homeschoolers, sometimes we find that we need to scale back to homeschooling simplified.

Whether it’s because of a global pandemic, a sick family member, a new baby, or mama’s health…sometimes life brings the unexpected.

This has come up in quite a few of my conversations with homeschoolers recently.

And in this episode, I want to encourage you to create a super simple homeschool plan for those tough times. 

It can be really helpful to have a framework in mind for a minimal homeschooling day so that you can stay calm in the moment and move through the day with rhythm and connection. 

I hope the ideas I share in this episode of the podcast are reassuring and inspiring! You’ve got this, mama!

Highlights from Homeschooling Simplified

  • How I got through several years of family challenges and how I can still look back with fond memories of those times. 
  • The importance of rhythm to build a strong foundation for when things get wobbly. 
  • The idea of the 20-20-20 Rule.
  • My favorite mantra, Scale back until it works and then add from there.

20-20-20 Rule for Simplified Homeschooling: 20 minutes of reading aloud, 20 minutes of math practice or math games, and 20 minutes outside. Build back up from there!

Do you know a homeschooling mama who really needs to hear this today? Please share this episode with them. ?

If you liked this episode, you might also like…

Episode #3: Relax Into Your Homeschooling Rhythm

Episode #13: Create a Simple Morning Routine for a Strong Start to Your Day

There are lots of great ideas in these two popular episodes about how to build a sustainable homeschooling rhythm.

About the Art of Homeschooling Podcast

The Art of Homeschooling Podcast is for parents who are ready to thrive in homeschooling. In each episode, we share stories and strategies so you can drop the overwhelm and get in touch with inspiration. You CAN create a homeschool life you love. 

I’m your host, Jean Miller, homeschooling mother of three now-grown children. And here at the Art of Homeschooling, we keep it sweet and simple so you can focus on cultivating creativity and connection at home.

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