PODCAST: How to Balance Work and Homeschooling as a Stay at Home Mum
In this episode, I dive into real talk from personal experience with how to balance work at home as a homeschool mum. If you’re struggling with your daily schedule: this episode is for you!
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In this podcast episode I dive into the below questions:
How Do You Balance Working from Home and Homeschooling?
In this episode, I share my personal experience on how I balance working from home and homeschooling my daughter. Creating structure to the day helps so much when homeschooling your child and working at home.
How Do I Homeschool My Child if I Work from Home?
A big part of the “how” is your mindset. If you made the choice to homeschool your child, or if you’re having to homeschool due to the crazy cray cray of 2020 then creating a strong mindset is going to help you with the balance and daily flow of managing it all.
For help with your mindset check out:
- How to Change Your Mindset for Success
- 62 Powerful Mindset Quotes to Inspire Your Success
- 7 Tips to Stay Sane Working from Home with Kids
- How to Create a Strong Mind at Home
- Healthy Mindset During Challenging Times at Home
How Many Hours a Day Should I Spend Homeschooling?
This is such an open-ended question and answer. You do what is best for your child, their age, their development, your lifestyle, your family, basically, take note of what is happening day to day as to what is the right amount of time to homeschool your child/children.
Some days will be different from the next. It is very important to have a schedule, even if it is a very loose flexible schedule. Creating a routine helps everyone know what to expect, even if that schedule just says Monday to Thursday homeschool in the mornings. You do not need to have specific time slots, but if that’s what works for you do that.
Listen to this episode as I share my thoughts on how much time to spend on homeschooling per day.
How Can I Be a Good Homeschool Mom?
Please let go of the pressure and high expectations, and most of all rid the label good. You are not a good or a bad mum, you are mum. You are doing the best you can with the choices you are making. Some days homeschooling will look “perfect”, other days it will be chaos. I dive deeper into this topic in the podcast as I really don’t like this label of being a good homeschool mum.
How Do I Prepare for Homeschooling?
Keep it simple. Always keep it simple. When you are preparing for homeschooling start small and simple and then you can build as you go along. Connect with homeschooling parents on a Facebook group, find a few free online resources you like the look of, and buy just a couple of workbooks to get started.
It all depends on the style of homeschooling you are choosing for your family. Are you homeschooling? Unschooling? Home educating? Child-led? Curriculum-based? Once you know the answer to these questions you can start to build the resources that are best for your family.
Do Homeschool Moms Get Paid?
I am afraid to say no, you do not get paid to be a homeschool mum. But, you can still earn money as a stay at home homeschooling mum. Listen to the episode for my take on this and check out these articles to help you.
- Beginners Guide to Making Money at Home as a Mum
- Best Blogging Tools to Make Money at Home
- 19 Creative Ways to Make Extra Money from Home
- Investing Money for Beginners – Stay at Home Single Mum Tips
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The Last Thing You Need to Know About Work at Home and Homeschool Mum Life
The best you can do is the best you can do. Create structure and have a daily routine, but always remember to rest, relax and have fun with your family.
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