This month we are kicking off a fun series all about homeschool methods. In this episode, I am peeling back the curtain on a day in the life of MY favorite homeschool method, eclectic homeschooling.
Do you ever look at other moms and think “Oh, I want to be like her!”? Do you ever compare yourself to someone else? Or wish you were just a tad bit different?
I know I do. When I first began homeschooling I had an idea of the type of homeschool mom I wanted to be. Through the year’s reality has set in, but if I’m honest, I still have her in the back of my mind, and I’m NEVER going to measure up.
I have to work, and while I think Charlotte Mason rocks, that’s just not my style. I’m just me. An eclectic homeschooler. And that’s okay.
And because so many people are homeschooling right now, and because sometimes even after a year or two (or five) of homeschooling you change your method up a bit I wanted to do a series all about the different methods of homeschooling. So, for the month of September, I have SIX episodes all about the homeschool methods.
Today I am peeling back the curtain on a day in the life of MY Homeschool.
We are eclectic homeschoolers. What does that mean? We use a variety of homeschooling resources. My heart wants to be Charlotte Mason, but the reality is I can’t do it. So, we use a hodgepodge and have some Charlotte Mason tendencies.
I believe that outside time is important, as is high-quality literature. However, I also am a firm believer in textbooks. For my girls, they work. for my boy, not so much.
When it comes to being a homeschool mom, no matter which method of homeschooling you use, there is no magic formula to the perfect day.
So, while I hope this series gives you a peek into other homeschool methods, I also hope you remember to not measure your homeschool day with any of ours. We are all just balancing. Doing the best we can, and hoping it’s enough. These peeks into the other methods are just that, a peek, so take a look, learn, and then find the method that works best for you!
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