Friday, July 14, 2017

6 Books to Encourage Homeschool Moms



Every summer I usually try to read some books that will encourage me for the school year coming up. We all need fresh encouragement and vision for the year no matter how many children and what your circumstances might be!

I honestly wish I could remember all the books that encouraged me throughout the 20 years that I have homeschooled, there were some that really helped and I remember especially enjoying the ones that shared their own personal stories of how they ran their schools and how they dealt with problems that would arise.

So today I am sharing a few books that might be of interest to you. I hope they will bless you as they did me! They are not in any order and this will be Part One since there are too many to list!

Here they are:

6 BOOKS TO ENCOURAGE HOMESCHOOL MOMS


1. THE HOMESCHOOL MOM'S BIBLE



This is the NIV version but you can also get the KJV here.


2. TEACHING FROM REST: A HOMESCHOOLER'S GUIDE TO UNSHAKEABLE PEACE



"Those who have made the decision to homeschool their children have done so out of great love for their children and a desire to provide them an excellent education in the context of a warm, enriching home. Yet so many parents (mainly mothers) who have taken up this challenge find the enterprise often full of stress, worry, and anxiety. In this practical, faith-based, and inspirational book, Sarah Mackenzie addresses these questions directly, appealing to her own study of restful learning (scholé) and her struggle to bring restful learning to her (six) children."

You can find this book HERE.




3. THE UNHURRIED HOMEMAKER



"Homeschooling is a wonderful, worthwhile pursuit, but many homeschool parents struggle with feelings of burnout and frustration. Drawing on twenty years of homeschooling her eight children, Durenda Wilson gently reminds parents about the things that really matter, as she offers a clear portrait of what a life-giving home life can be during the homeschooling years. Reading The Unhurried Homeschooler is like having coffee with a trusted friend. You’ll be encouraged as you learn to do what God has put before you. This book will lighten your load while helping you learn how to raise life long learners and ENJOY the homeschool years with your kids."

You can find this book HERE.



4. Homeschool Devotions for Moms (Two Books)




One Hundred and One Devotions for Homeschool Mom can be found HERE.

More Devotions for Homeschool Moms can be found HERE.





5. LIES HOMESCHOOLING MOMS BELIEVE



You can find this book HERE.


6. SIMPLIFY YOUR HOMESCHOOL DAY



"As a former elementary teacher and tutor and a veteran home educator of 15 years, Tamara Chilver has discovered over 100 simple teaching tips that have dramatically shortened her children's homeschool day. These tips have also directly impacted her teaching to make it a much more effective process. Now her family is able to spend more time focusing on their passions.

In Simplify Your Homeschool Day, you will learn:

•Practical tips that can save you hours of teaching, planning, and grading each week;
•Effective communication techniques that can eliminate frustration and dramatically impact your child's learning;
•When you should enlist help;
•Creative learning strategies that can be applied on the go; and
•How to pursue your own passions.

These time-saving tips will increase your child's enjoyment of learning by reducing the time it takes him to complete school work without decreased learning. Put some extra time back into your day right away!"


You can find this book HERE.



7. CALLED HOME : Finding Joy in Letting God Lead Your Homeschool



You can find this book HERE.




A few more encouraging books:


Large Family Homeschooling

Homeschooling Day by Day

Beyond Survival Diana Waring

The "Why of Homeschooling" books:

Homeschooling the Right Choice

Upgrade: 10 Secrets for the Best Education for Your Child

Dumbing Us Down

Books on organizing your home for homeschooling (while we didn't do everything in these books, they had some very helpful information):

Manager of their Homes 

Managers of their Schools

Managers of their Chores

Character Books:

Doorposts books by Pam Forster



WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE ENCOURAGING HOMESCHOOL BOOKS?

Please share them in the comments below!





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4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Think outside the classroom by Kelly Crawford and flourish by Mary Jo Tate are two I would add to the above list!

Laura Spilde said...

"Remnant Education" on Amazon ;)

June Fuentes said...

Jennifer, yes Kelly is such an encouragement and such a sweet gal!

June Fuentes said...

Laura,

I will have to check that one out--thanks for the tip!

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