Day in the Life of a Homeschooler, part 1 (Ep 34 7/22/13)

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Day in the Life of a Homeschooler, Savvy Homeschool Moms Podcast Episode #34In this episode the moms chat with Aubyn, Krista and Janeen, three homeschool moms who share their “typical” homeschool day with us.

Learn more about what the homeschool lifestyle is like in other families in this, our first episode of our new “Day in the Life of a Homeschooler” series.

Links in this Episode:

Winning with Writing

Math Mammoth

Moving Beyond the Page






Krista’s Links

Classical Education

Thomas Jefferson learning

Donna Young

Janeen’s Links

Mind Up curriculum

Books of the Week: (cut from this recorded show, to shorten the episode…but shared with you here, for those who like to know  what we’re reading!)

Tina’s Books:

Physik (book 3 of Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage)

Paddington Abroad


Warrior Cat series, by Erin Hunter: The New Prophecy

Power of Three Series: Dark River

The Haunted Hotel (A to Z Mysteries #8, by Ron Roy)

Ivanhound (Adventures of Wishbone #20) by Nancy Holder

Cloud Capers (Magic Puppy #3, series by Sue Bentley)

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The Fledgling by Octavia Butler (also loved Kindred)

Alice I have Been by Melanie Benjamin

The House Girl by Tara Conklin

Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover

Beckie’s Books:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Neil Gaiman short stories (Cinnamon, The Day I Swapped my Dad for Two Goldfish, Crazy Hair and The Wolves in the Walls)

Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert O’Brien

Super Scratch Programming Adventure by The Lead Project

I want to be a Fashion Designer by Catherine Grace

Trading Faces by Julia DeVille

Star Wars Phonics Box Set

LEGO Super Heroes BATMAN by Daniel Lipkowitz

LEGO Harry Potter, Characters of the Magical World by Jon Richards

LEGO Harry Potter Building the Magical World by Elizabeth Dowsett

The Vesuvius Club by Mark Gatiss

Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

Looking For Alaska by John Green

The Lords of Salem by Rob Zombie

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman

This episode is sponsored by Moving Beyond the Page – homeschool curriculum for hands-on, creative, and gifted learners. Learn more at

8 Responses

  1. Savvy Homeschool Moms

    Check out the show notes for our books of the week, since we had to cut them from the episode. We thought some of you might still like to see the list. 🙂 –Tina

  2. Angela Lim

    For some reason I am not able to get to your website. I am wondering if someone can tell me what the website was that one of the moms mentioned where your kids can make stuff and earn badges and share what they made with other kids online? Thanks so much and keep up the good work. I loved this episode. Its always fun to see what other hsing families do with their day:)

  3. Cameron

    Nice interviews. I definitely enjoyed getting personal stories of how homeschooling looks for each of these families. I think it would be great as you continue these interviews to ask the parent questions about how the children themselves feel about homeschooling. Did the child/children ask to be homeschooled? Have they ever asked to go back to traditional school? If so, how did the parent handle that request.

  4. Cameron

    Oh, and one more thought. Although the last of these first three interviews touched on it, given your audience I would love to have you ask about secular homeschooling. How they found secular materials, how they found secular groups, etc. Thanks!!

  5. Alison

    Great episode! As a mom who plans to homeschool this fall (2016), I am listening to some, ok ALL of your podcasts and I am learning so much and immensely enjoying them. I really like these interviews because they are real life homeschool moms and not companies trying to sell you the ideal homeschool curricula. I really appreciate your secular stance as well, because that is so hard to find online. Special thanks to Krista for introducing me to the Thomas Jefferson education. And Janeen, I can relate, as we live in a small rural community also and I hope to find ways to overcome small-town opinions and the lack of other homeschoolers in the area. Keep these podcasts coming, ladies!

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