The number of comments on my post about on being a work-at-home homeschool mom showed me that I am not alone in this category! There are many moms who successfully homeschool while working. Pamela Price who blogs at Red, White & Grew is one of them. We have known each other online for a few years now and chatted about the challenges and blessings of working while homeschooling.
I was pleased to find out that Pamela has written a book on this very topic! Now I don’t have to write one.
But I have to tell you Pamela’s heart. She encouraged me to go ahead and write my book about homeschooling as a WAHM. I love it when moms can cheer one another on like that and not have a spirit of competition. Pamela said that my book would have a different slant, and this niche of women need more resources. She is right! (I don’t have so much as a draft at this point. So read Pamela’s book in the meantime.)
How to Work and Homeschool: Practical Advice, Tips, and Strategies from Parents (affiliate link) covers many different scenarios: working part-time, full-time, inside the home, and outside the home. But the point is the same. Moms can work and still educate their children at home. It is not easy. But it is doable.
Pamela has gotten lots of input from her community at Gifted Homeschoolers, and in the book she shares their stories and anecdotes as much as she shares her own experiences. This makes her book very well-rounded. You will find something in this book that resonates with your own particular working situation. And you may get new ideas for managing your day based on the creative situations of the families she interviews.
How to Work and Homeschool is more of a portrait of the situation than a productivity book. But Pamela does share strategies that make life easier for working homeschool moms.
I loved Pamela’s chapters on homeschool entrepreneurship because I consider myself an entrepreneur. Freelancing and telecommuting works well for moms who need to be on hand to help children with school work. If this is something you are considering, the book gives some steps to work through to move into a self-employed, work-at-home model.
My biggest takeaway from How to Work and Homeschool was that I’m not alone in my challenges as a work-at-home homeschooling mom. The book made me even more proud that I can juggle these roles and still get dinner on the table and the floor swept (at least occasionally).
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