We have been talking about summer reading lately, and I did not want to miss the homeschool moms J summer is a time when most of us actually HAVE the time to read. These selections will encourage you, and help you on your homeschooling journey!
KJV Homeschool Mom’s Bible by Zondervan
This is one of my favorite bibles. It includes daily encouragement through devotionals that are scattered throughout the bible. Each selection is dated, and they tend to be seasonal, which is a huge help during the holidays, back to school time, and burn out season!
Home Learning Year by Year by Rebecca Rupp
This book is a MUST if you create your own homeschool curriculum. It lays out year by year what your kids need to know. I tried to check it at the end of each school year, and make sure we covered most topics before standardized testing. A lot of the resources recommended are free, and can be found at your local library.
Called Home: Finding Joy in Letting God Lead Your Homeschool by Karen DeBeus
Karen offers encouragement to moms at all stages in their homeschool journey. She reminds us that homeschooling is a calling, and that if we let Him, God will lead our homeschool.
Lies Homeschooling Moms Believe by Todd Wilson
I LOVE this book! If you feel discouraged, you will want to read this book. If you like to laugh, you will want to read this book. If you are a homeschool mom…. You will want to read this book!
The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Romance: Nurturing Your Marriage Through the Homeschool Years by Heidi St. John
How many of us let our marriages slide thanks to homeschooling? I know I do! This book encourages us to NOT let that happen.
100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum: Choosing the Right Curriculum and Approach for Your Child’s Learning Style by Cathy Duffy
Not sure what curriculum you want to use next year? Grab this book! It also helps you find what learning style your child has, and what teaching style you have. This makes a big difference when you are choosing a curriculum.
Schooling at Home While Working at Home by Misty Bailey
As a homeschool mom, I know how hard it is to make ends meet on one income. That is why I wrote, Schooling at Home While Working at Home. It offers practical tips to help you land a work at home job, AND gives you advice on how to make work and school happen as a work at home homeschool mom.
Educating the Wholehearted Child: A Handbook for Christian Home Education: Home to Use Real Books and Real Life to Make Your Home a Vibrant Center of Living and Learning for You and Your Child by Clay and Sally Clarkson
This book is chalk full of information that will help you lay a biblical foundation in your home and school. The Clarkson’s share practical tips to help you parent well, while nurturing your child’s heart, soul and mind.
The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise
I have not read this book, but it gets excellent reviews from many homeschool moms.
“The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school?one that will train him or her to read, to think, to ?understand?, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. “
Simply Homeschool: 2nd Edition: Have Less Fluff and Bear More Fruit
By Karen DeBeus
Karen DeBeus tells you how to make homeschooling simpler, and how this makes your life and your children’s life so much easier. The book is full of tips to make school happen, ways to teach, and how to take the unnecessary out of your life.
So, pick one or more, and enjoy some time reading these great books for homeschool moms. Hopefully they encourage you in your journey as a homeschool mom!
Author Bio: Misty Bailey and her husband have been married for over a decade and have three beautiful children. She shares her struggles with time management, becoming unglued and finding joy in the everyday moments on her blog Joy in the Journey.