I don’t know a homeschool mom who doesn’t love books. We keep them on shelves, on tables, in the van, in our purses . . . homeschool moms love books. If you have a homeschool mom in your life that needs a gift this holiday season, I’ve got a few ideas for you. Check out this bookish gift guide for homeschool moms . . .
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In this gift guide for homeschool moms, you’ll find 10 books that pretty much any homeschool mom would like to have.
Teaching From Rest by Sarah Mackenzie Those who have made the decision to homeschool their children have done so out of great love for their children and a desire to provide them an excellent education in the context of a warm, enriching home. Yet so many parents (mainly mothers) who have taken up this challenge find the enterprise often full of stress, worry, and anxiety. Sarah helps any mom put the most important things in focus.
For the Childrenś Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School This book shows parents and teachers how children’s learning experiences can be extended to every aspect of life, giving them a new richness, stability, and joy for living.
The Unhurried Homeschooler: A Simple, Merciful Short Book on Homeschooling by Durenda Wilson Homeschooling is a wonderful, worthwhile pursuit, but many homeschool parents struggle with feelings of burnout and frustration. If you have ever felt this way, you’re not alone!
The Homeschooling Housewife: Juggling it ALL, One Priority at a Time Do you find yourself trying to juggle all of your responsibilities and realize that you just can’t seem to balance them all? Do you wish you could keep up with all of the demands, with an attitude of dignity and grace? Well, hope is here!
Better Together: Strengthen Your Family, Simplify Your Homeschool, and Savor the Subjects That Matter Most by Pam Barnhill Have you fallen into a routine of checking boxes? Do you wonder why you don’t have time to focus on building your children’s character and love of learning? That can change, and this book can help.
In Spite of Myself: How Intentional Praise Can Transform Your Heart and Home by Katie Hornor And that the lack of one of those things is enough to throw your life into a storm. They also say that most marriages face only one major crisis, but if it comes early in your marriage, you may have another. While these sayings may or may not be true, Katie Hornor has had at least one crisis in each of those three areas. And as she’s learned to praise the Lord for his goodness both in and out of the storms, she begins to see a pattern.
Praise brought healing where there would have been anger and bitterness. Healing allowed her to share her story with others, giving them hope for God’s healing in their lives as well. Praise, Healing, and Hope. Regardless of your story, There is only one who can heal your heart, teach it to praise and transform your heart and home. You will find him, and the power of his Truth presented in every page of this riveting 4-week Bible study.
Home Management for the Homeschool Mom: Simplifying the big things so you don’t miss the little things by Amy Roberts Homeschooling is a messy business! Trying to keep a house clean, organized, and running efficiently while homeschooling can feel like an impossible task. Homeschool moms everywhere are overwhelmed by the stress of putting together a homeschool schedule and a home management routine that works together. Don’t give up! Home Management for the Homeschool Mom addresses the unique struggle to be both mom and teacher, homeschooler and home manager.
Grace for the Homeschool Mom by Tamara L. Chilver This compact resource equips you with every scriptural answer for when others argue the educational alternatives, or for when you doubt your own capabilities to begin or to continue homeschooling.
Homeschool Mom’s Bible: Daily Personal Encouragement from Zondervan Now you can be filled and restored by the original Bible for homeschool moms―with a full year’s worth of encouraging daily devotions placed alongside the clear, accessible text of the NIV Bible. These heartfelt, practical readings written by Janet Tatman, a former homeschooling mom, cover topics such as finding strength to keep motivated, avoiding burnout, staying focused and committed, navigating the needs of toddlers while educating siblings, managing schedules, delegating tasks and chores, setting boundaries, and most importantly, maintaining proper soul care while juggling educational and household responsibilities.
The Read-Aloud Family by Sarah Mackenzie Connecting deeply with our kids can be difficult in our busy, technology-driven lives. Reading aloud offers us a chance to be fully present with our children. It also increases our kids’ academic success, inspires compassion, and fortifies them with the inner strength they need to face life’s challenges.