It is my husband’s and my dream to home school our children. Our other favorite educational method would be a Montessori school, but that’s just a bit out of our financial realm right now (okay, a lot a bit out of our realm!). With me working more than full time, my husband working an unpredictable number of hours a week, and Amara spending around four days a week with her Grandmas, the thought of home schooling just doesn’t seem so realistic! I pray for our situation to change, of course, and have decided that I could take an overnight job and home school during the day, but…let’s be honest here, I need sleep.
Today, I came across an idea that I hadn’t thought of before: have a curriculum that can be used regardless of where Amara is or who’s taking care of her. The idea came after reading about a review and giveaway of the Itty Bitty Bookworm curriculum for preschoolers. No, this isn’t my own giveaway, but it’s a great one for us working Mom’s and I wanted to share it with you! A fellow mom-blogger is hosting the giveaway, and you’ll need to enter right now since it’s ending tomorrow. You can check out her site at http://afroginmysoup.com/ . It’s an interesting blog about her adventures with six sons. Homeschooling’s a big part of her writings, so it’d be a good resource for anyone else interested in alternative education methods.
Do any of you use a method for education that’s different from public schooling? Have you ever heard of anyone working full time while still home schooling? What curriculums do you use, or do you write your own? Leave lots of comments, mamas! I need to learn more about what’s out there and how other people are doing it!
I am a stay-at-home dad and I home school my two boys (5 & 6). I have created my own program rather than following a curriculum. I use tools like “Hooked on Phonics” and “Math Made Easy”. I think each family works differently so you need to see what works best for you. Good luck… 🙂
I have homeschooled for 12 years, both as a working-full-time mom and as a SAHM, and it can be done while working. Obviously the latter is ideal. Are either or both of the grandmas willing to work with your daughter?
There is a huge variety of curriculums out there. My best advice is to pick up a few copies of some homeschooling magazines and attend a curriculum fair or two in the spring.