Hello everyone and welcome to episode 50 of the Joyfully Homeschooling podcast. Can you believe we are halfway to 100!! Oh guys, I am so thankful to each and every one of you who has made this podcast possible, I thank you for sharing the podcast with others, leaving reviews, and supporting this podcast and the ministry of Joy in the Journey through purchasing items from my store, links in the show notes and of course listening to the podcast and reading the blog. I can’t wait to reach 100 episodes.
But, let’s get on with the podcast 🙂 Today’s episode is with Jamie Erickson. This is a small snippet of our chat. Be sure to hit play to hear the full episode.
After spending years teaching in a traditional classroom, Jamie Erickson returned home to not only teach her own live-in circus of five but also to encourage and equip a growing tribe of homeschooling moms on her blog, The Unlikely Homeschool. Her first book, Homeschool Bravely, releases with Moody Publishers this year.
Jamie shares with us how she overcame mommy guilt and embraced the birth order of her kids as God ordained. We also chatted about how little we truly knew before we began homeschooling. One big thing Jamie advocates for in this episode is self-care for the homeschool mom, and how too often times we allow ourselves to get too busy because we consider it a badge of honor. Maintaining our sanity as we homeschool is so important.
I also love the reminder Jamie gives us to embrace the differences each of our kids and the difference in education they get from their mom through the years. We can pick and choose what we can do with our kids, and remember that education is not a lather, rinse and repeat. What a great reminder when we are homeschooling multiple kids!
Be sure to check out Jamie’s new book through the link in the show notes and thank her for her wisdom by heading over to her blog and social media.
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