It’s no secret that being a mom is tough work. And being a homeschooling mom – while there are many joys to be had – can be one of the toughest jobs out there! So today, sit back and enjoy these fun quotes that homeschooling moms can relate to in so many ways.
You know you’re a homeschooling mom when…
…your husband gives you a bouquet of sharpened pencils and you appreciate it as much as a bouquet of roses.
…you visit a friend who has a cat and use the opportunity to teach your kids about how the claws in the feline family can retract into their paws. A house cat’s paws retract just like a lion’s do…but without the incredible fear that would come in meeting a lion face to face!
…you try to get all your bookwork done by noon so you can go outside and have hands-on learning for the rest of the day!
…you start thinking “Hey! I never knew this!” as you read aloud to your children.
…you sit down to watch a movie and cut out pieces for your kindergartener’s school curriculum at the same time!
…a trip to the zoo turns into a full-on zoology class.
…you take your kids for a walk in the park and start pointing out botany characteristics. Can anyone say photosynthesis and phototropism?
…you find things to laminate just because you love using your laminating machine!
…making dinner and doing laundry become a ‘home economics’ class just so you can make sure the laundry gets done and everyone gets fed!
…you turn on an educational YouTube video to keep your children occupied while you start dinner and call it “school.”
…you look forward to the beginning of the school year as a way to clean out your bookshelves and make them tidy again.
…the annual run to buy school supplies gets you excited.
…your husband creates a toilet cleaning “bomb” from items in your pantry and the kids won’t let him try it until they all crowd around to watch. Can you say science experiment?
…you find yourself working books you want to read into the list of books you plan to read aloud to your children for school!
…you can’t find time to run to the grocery store, so you turn it into a field trip. But it’s not just any field trip! It’s a class on planning and strategy (what food do we get to last our family through the week?) and a real world on-the-spot math lesson as you have your kids figure out the best price for the food you’re getting by taking it down to the price per ounce!
…you start spouting random facts about a topic, then stop short and realize that you didn’t know you knew what you just said!
…you have a book recommendation for almost every topic under the sun.
…your favorite phrases become “Focus!” and “Stick with me!”
…you measure your school days by the number of meals and snacks it takes to get through your material for the day.
…you get excited when you find the big pack of dry erase markers that has all the different colors in it!
…you realize you’ve been teaching school in your pajama pants with a cup of coffee in hand and now it’s noon and time to make lunch.
…it snows overnight and you can call a ‘snow day’ even though you didn’t have anywhere to go in the first place.
…you feel incredibly blessed that you get to spend so much time with your kids – even though they can make you crazy sometimes!
…trips to the grocery store or the post office become an oasis of solitude for you. On a good day, you can stretch that trip out to 2 hours if you need to!
…you feel blessed beyond measure that you can spend your school day snuggled up or sprawled out on the living room floor pouring your heart, your life, and your knowledge into these incredible kids you have been blessed with.
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Elizabeth Tatham, founder of Inspiration in the Everyday, is a homeschooling momma of 5 who loves helping other homeschooling mommas create a unique homeschooling adventure your kids will love…without the overwhelm! Join in on the journey with 7 simple steps to make your homeschooling day go faster, easier, and with less tears here.