A lot of parents are now “accidentally” homeschooling their children. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools are closed and it is now our responsibility to educate our children at home, even if that wasn’t the plan.
That’s why I knew I needed to get some true experts on the show to help us all out in our time of desperation, and today on the podcast, we have two moms who have definitely reached expert status for several reasons: First, they each have nine children–yes, 18 kids between them–and second, they have been homeschooling all of those children for over a decade! That is a truly heroic and superhuman feat in my mind.
And yet, they don’t see themselves as superhuman–they see themselves as normal moms doing their best to love and raise good children, just like all of us. They are on a mission to inspire moms to find joy in the chaos of motherhood through their weekly podcast called Outnumbered–which is such a hilarious and perfect title because they are obviously way outnumbered by their 9 children each. Yet they mother with grace, resilience, and joy every day.
I can’t wait to share this conversation about homeschool tips with you. Listen now.
In this episode we discuss
- How and why to prioritize self-care during survival mode times
- How to build in one-on-one time with each child (because it is the most impactful type of “schooling”)
- How to “start small” with learning-rich experiences and build on that.
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Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:
- Outnumbered the Podcast
- Episode 35: Homeschooling 101
- Episode 59: Family Friendly Activities for All Ages
- @thejohnson files on Instagram
Other Episodes You Might Be Interested In:
- Episode 33: How to Get Your Kids to Do Quiet Time
- Episode 83: Are Kids Today Harder Than They Were in the Past?
- Episode 111: Three Simple Strategies to Avoid Mom Burn-Out
- Episode 64: Makeover Your Mornings
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