Homeschooling while Working Outside the Home (Ep #51, 1/25/15)

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In this episode, the moms answer the question “Can you homeschool and work outside of the home?” by talking with 3 working moms that are actually doing it!

Links in this Episode:

Create Your Shining Year Life+Biz Workbook
SARKLeonie Dawson
Minecraft Homeschool
Traveling Through History with Doctor Who
Terraria story starter
HomeRoutines app
Homeschooling with Experience-Based Learning, Tina’s new Facebook group.
Original article on Tina’s blog on experience-based learning

Dyslexic Typeface

Books in this Episode:

Together–Finished King George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn’t Tell You About the American Revolution by Steve Sheinkin, (more books by Steve Sheinkin)…started reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
Maeven (age 14)–Still working on Frost Wolf (Book 4 in the Wolves of the Beyond series) by Kathryn Lasky
Nonfiction picture books read:
Why Don’t You Get a Horse, Sam Adams? by Jean Fritz
A Drop Of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder by Walter Wick
Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell by Tanya Lee Stone
Birds Do the Strangest Things by Leonora Hornblow

Tyren (age 9)–Still working on A Hero for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi
Nonfiction pictures books read:
John Adams: Second President 1797-1801 (Getting to Know the US Presidents series) by Mike Venezia
Theodore Roosevelt: Twenty-Sixth President 1901-1909, same series/author

Me–Read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green…Still working on How to Talk to Children about Art by Francoise Barbe-Gall and Keeping a Nature Journal by Claire Walker Leslie…Started listening to Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting, by Dr. Laura Markham

Together–still working on Flyte by Angie Sage, the library took it back and I had to get on the waiting list again, lol

Jack-Jack (age 9)– Attack of the Clones by Elizabeth Dowsett, The LEGO Adventure Book 1 and 2, by Megan Rothrock, The Big Battle (Big Hero 6) by Bill Scollon

Dani (Age 12) — Started The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

MeListening to A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin, Finished Revival by Stephen King and Maplecroft by Cherie Priest Started The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer


Links of the Week:

Tina– Indy in the Classroom

Beckie–School Choice Week – NASH Free Teleconference

This episode is sponsored by:

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

Math Mammoth – Publisher of student directed math worktexts that all the Savvy Homeschool Kids use. Learn more at

Pandia Press – Publisher of REAL Science Odyssey and History Odyssey. Check out their fantastic Try Before you Buy! Learn more at

3 Responses

  1. Moondazed

    This was a great episode! I work outside the home and homeschool as well but I don’t have time to keep up with FB so I missed that you were looking for people to talk to. :) Thank you for the continued inspiration and support!

  2. Kamra

    Thank you for this podcast. I am also a working HS mom. I’m a dentist, own my own practice and work 3 1/2 to 4 days a week. My hubby runs our small farm. So we work together to get it all done. My kids are 12,9,7, and 4. It is doable. It’s a lot of work but we love it. Thanks.

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