If you’ve ever struggled with homeschooling while in the midst of a crisis, know that you aren’t the only one. Sometimes our days are filled with laughter, fun, and enchantment. And, some days are filled with worry, self-doubt, depression, and anxiety. It’s inevitable. If you are homeschooling, you will eventually have to face some hard things. We created the How to Homeschool in the Midst of the Hard Things Series is for you.
This page has all the resources, encouragement and heartfelt stories from over 30 veteran homeschoolers. Read about their hard things and how they were able to continue homeschooling. And, remember, we all struggle. You are NOT alone! Love to you, mama!
How to Homeschool in the Midst of the Hard Things Series Resources
How to Homeschool in the Midst of the Hard Things Series Articles
How to Homeschool in the Midst of the Hard Things Series Articles at Intentional in Life
Below are the articles that were published at Intentional in Life.
Homeschooling Through a Death in the Family- Homeschool Mom Interviews
I have experienced many losses in my life in the past several years. Receiving the news that a loved one is no longer with us is heart-wrenching. Homeschooling through the death of a family member is hard enough. Homeschooling and grieving the loss of your own mother or father while trying to homeschool your children is even more difficult.
How to Homeschool with Chronic Illness
Homeschooling Hard Things Series, Intentional Homeschooling I had to sit down and catch my breath for a minute. It was one of those moments in life when you're blindsided by something you just can't control, leaving you feeling helpless and uncertain. That particular day, I received yet another diagnosis from yet another specialist about my chronic illnesses.
How To Homeschool in the Midst of Mental Illness
Homeschooling Hard Things Series, Intentional Homeschooling "Your mental illness is not your identity. Your identity is in Christ" Kay Warren There are a lot of things I never imagined saying, much less dealing with as I dreamt of having kids. As a Mom of a toddler, tweens and a teen, I just smile and shake my head often.
How To Homeschool When You Feel Triggered Towards Anger
Homeschooling Hard Things Series, Intentional Homeschooling As a former teacher, I felt pretty confident about being able to homeschool my kids well from an academic standpoint. As a recovering angry mom, I knew that being my kids' teacher was going to bring with it some unique new triggers. And I was right.
How to Homeschool In The Midst of a Major Interruption - Intentional in Life
A little over a year ago, we packed our van for a two-week long trip, and hit the road. Little did we know that we wouldn't have a place to call home for the next six months. Our rental home went on the market and sold quickly, and the new place would be ready just 3 days after we returned from our trip.
How To Homeschool When You're Overwhelmed and Full of Doubts - Intentional in Life
Homeschooling Hard Things Series, Intentional Homeschooling "Homeschooling is just so overwhelming. I feel like I'm just failing miserably. My house is a mess, we never get all the lessons done in a day, and everybody is complaining. Even me. Honestly, I'm not sure I'm cut out for this.
How to Homeschool a Discouraged Child - Intentional in Life
Homeschooling Hard Things Series, Intentional Homeschooling It didn't take a lot to derail our homeschool year. Just two great grandmothers battling cancer, both grandmothers distracted or absent in serving them, a husband away on business more often than not, a nasty bout of bronchitis, and a co-op community that spontaneously combusted.
How To Homeschool Through An ADHD Diagnosis - Intentional in Life
Homeschooling Hard Things Series, Intentional Homeschooling I am a firm believer that students with ADHD excel in a homeschool environment. My son was in public school through the first few weeks of his fourth-grade year and he was sinking in there.
Homeschooling in Hard Times: With "That" Child - Intentional in Life
Homeschooling Hard Things Series, Intentional Homeschooling HOLD ON! The sun hasn't even broken the horizon. Already, you're tired. Already you're overwhelmed. Already, you're at the end of your rope. Already, your face is wet with tears. It isn't as if you didn't have a plan for the day, you did.
How to Homeschool Through Cancer- 5 Tips To Help You In A Hard Time - Intentional in Life
Homeschooling Hard Things Series, Intentional Homeschooling Whatever hard thing you're going through, the only way you really get through it is with Jesus (God, the Holy Spirit)! Hard times are inevitable, but Jesus knows what you're going through, Friend.
Homeschooling Through Personal Illness: Homeschool Mom Interviews - Intentional in Life
The following two interviews are from moms who homeschool their children while they're battling through their personal illness. They have asked to remain anonymous. I hope that my readers appreciate the honesty of their stories. As a parent coping with a personal illness it can get very scary at times.
Homeschooling in the Midst of the Uncertainty - Intentional in Life
Homeschooling Hard Things Series, Intentional Homeschooling Creative Ways to Homeschool When You are in a Place of Uncertainty Uncertainty makes it really hard to buckle down and concentrate and focus. It's really hard to make plans when everything is in a state of limbo.
How to Homeschool In the Midst of a Crazy Schedule - Intentional in Life
Homeschooling Hard Things Series, Intentional Homeschooling "How do you do it all?" As a homeschool mom, you probably hear this question quite often from shocked outsiders and concerned friends. Being a mom is a tough enough job. Adding the responsibility of home educating ups that game.
How To Homeschool In The Midst Of The Death Of A Loved One - Intentional in Life
Homeschooling Hard Things Series, Intentional Homeschooling The reality of death is something that we can't avoid. Eventually, it will touch our lives in some way. We will all experience the death of a loved one many times over in our lifetime. It is part of life and something that we need to learn to live with.