Happy Hump Day!  It’s all downhill from here.

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I’m on Day 3 of this weeklong vlogging streak and I’m happy to say that I LOVE it so far!  I’m sitting down (with no prep work, no makeup, no caring about much of anything), talking to the camera about topics I enjoy and then posting them for you guys.  I love the freedom this gives me.  I love how lazy it feels.  Winking smile

Today’s topic –>  HOMESCHOOLING!  (I totally understand if this isn’t for you – if so, I’ll see you tomorrow).

My friend, Brittany asked,

“At what age did you start homeschooling?  And what advice would you give to a beginner looking to dip their toe in?”

So yeah.  If you didn’t already know, we homeschool.  I’ve written a post (go here) on the WHY behind our decision but I love Brittany’s question and get asked often. How DO you start?  When?  What resources are available?  Watch the vlog to hear my answers!

BOOKS/RESOURCES MENTIONED

Bob Books

Kumon Books

Kid-O Magnetic Tablet

Explode The Code Books

N.C. Division of Non-Public Education

P.S. I totally forgot to talk about one of my favorite resources – Reading Eggs! We’ve been using R.E. for three years now and I’m fully convinced that it’s a mama’s best friend.  It’s an online educational website (that you pay for) that works on both reading and math (Math Seeds).  We use it every single day!  Perfect for ages 3-8.

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QUESTION:  Ever thought about homeschooling?  What’s stopping you?  Homeschooling mamas – what books/resources would you recommend for a first-timer?

splendid…lindsay

  1. Lindsay Campbell says:

    I too, wonder how you do it with more than one kid, and the kids are different ages. My daughter is almost 1 and my son is 4 1/2. I feel like the only time I can teach him things or work on things with him is when my daughter is asleep. But I want to teach her things too and as she gets older, her daytime sleeping will get shorter. I would love some advice.

    • lindsaymwright says:

      We just sit down any time we can and work together – each child has their own curriculum and I go back and forth between both. Henry and I sit down while Clara & Porter naps. What a lot of people don’t understand is that we don’t do school for 8 hours a day. Maybe 2 hours. We get as much (sometimes more) done during those 2 hours than our public school counterparts. There’s a whole “unschooling” mentality that you have to adopt.

  2. Amber says:

    This is so helpful Lindsay! I do beginner workbooks with Cole, (just the cheap ones from the dollar store.) I really want to homeschool but I think the thing I have the hardest time with is a “schedule.” With having other children who are younger how much time do you dedicate to school work? I know you said before that you do 20 minutes of school and 10 minutes of play.. I guess what I’m asking is on a typical day what does your schooling schedule look like?

    • lindsaymwright says:

      GOOD question! We don’t really have a set schedule – every day is different. All told, I do about 2 hours of school with Clara and 3 with Henry. That’s all broken up and some of it is workbooks, some is learning play. All depends on the day and the attention span of the child.

  3. Sara says:

    My oldest is going to 4th grade this year, and ever since preschool homeschooling has been in my mind. Since then she has been diagnosed with ADHD and absence seizures and I keep thinking I should homeschool my kid, but it really comes down to I’m to chicken to do it. How do you get started? How do you know you will do a good job? How do you do it with multiple kids? Mine range from 7 months to 9 years ( I have 4). Just the idea of it sounds over whelming, but at this point is not just something that I’d like to do, but something that I think my daughter would benefit from. Anyway, sorry for hijacking your blog post. Any words of advice?

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