This book is a great help for those just starting out homeschooling. How to balance keeping up the laundry and not burning out in the middle of the school year is the foundation of this helpful book. It's written in a humorus way that will certainly keep you interested.
A guide to homeschooling for moms who are not perfectly serene, completely organized, and immaculate housekeepers! The authors write from a conservative (as regards gender, marital and parental roles) Christian perspective.
From the back cover: Home schooling may be one of the most important and rapidly growing social movements of the day, but that doesn't get the laundry done for home teaching moms! Here, at last, is help millions of home schoolers have been waiting for. Written by two home teaching moms, this book answers the questions home schoolers are asking; How can I prevent burnout? What do I do with my preschoolers while I teach? What if my child isn't "getting it?" How can my husband help? . . . all in light of Scriptural guidelines.
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Helpful Score: 2
I LOVED this book because it was very down to earth. It gave a realistic view of how things happen, information most people could probably relate to, and comfort when you are stressing about how poorly you're doing. The only draw back is that it was written in the 80's and so some information is out of date, but nothing too important. I also enjoyed the authors' sense of humor, as many books I've read about the topic are more straight forward and strictly informational.
I just love this book. I have been thinking about homeschool for a while now, and this book gave me the push I needed to get up and do it. There are so many helpfull hints and ideas. This is a must read if you are planning on homeschool.
A bit too traditional/religious for me, but did have some good ideas. It was nice to read that not all homeschooling mothers have perfect homes, well behaved children and quiet evenings with the family.
This was a great book for getting a glimpse of what homeschooling really looks like. Although some of the information is a little out of date, as for costs, I was surprised at how relevant almost all of the material was. It gave me some great things to think about when deciding if home schooling is right for us.