Can you work and homeschool? Yes, you can! I am sharing how you can do it, tips to get started and how to manage it all.
I have worked from home since May 2006. For those who don’t know, I was a preschool teacher before staying home. When I got pregnant with my middle my hubby and I decided that it wouldn’t be worth the child care for two kids for me to go back to work. So, I started my own in-home daycare. My sister was pregnant as well and she was a single mom at the time in nursing school. I wanted to help her out. So, I got my daycare license and ran the in-home daycare business from May 2006-the end of the year 2012.
At that point, I had begun doing some online work, including my blog, and some VA business for the Southeast Homeschool Expo. I was making enough to make up enough of my child care income that it was okay for me to quit. And since then my work has expanded a lot. I podcast now, just took on a NEW role with the Southeast Homeschool Expo that includes booking the speakers and exhibitors and I run customer service emails and social media for a few homeschool companies. I LOVE working from home.
Through the years I have had SO many people tell me they can’t homeschool because they can’t afford to quit working. But, the reality is SO many moms work and homeschool. Some things my friends do, they work outside the home as an office manager, nurse, professor at the local college, cleaning houses or office buildings, a realtor. They work from home working with VIP KID, Usborne books, blogger, podcaster, VA, graphic designer, writer, editor, and so many more.
I am surprised by the number of moms who DO work and homeschool. The number has really gone up over the last few years. And we are going to tackle this topic on the podcast today.
I don’t regret being a working homeschool mom. I love it. My kids see me work every day, and they know how hard I work to balance my time effectively. They have seen me persevere and reach goals, they have cheered with me when I sold my first eBook, and have listened to me read articles, and blog posts. They also helped me hang business signs and read books to the babies when I ran my in-home daycare. They have come along with me to speaking events, work trips, and more. My businesses have really been family businesses that they have believed in with me.
So, if you are a working mom, I hope this episode encourages you and provides you with more tips to help you have a more joyful homeschool.
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- Resources for the Working Homeschool Mom
- The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst
- Homeschool Moms Retreat
- Work at Home with VIP Kid
- Gideon Bible Study
- Stretched to Thin by Jessica Turner
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