Since I’m a working mother, many people ask me, ‘How do you work AND homeschool?’ This week, I’ll be sharing some of my tips and tricks.
On Thursday, as part of the weekly iHomeschool Network’s iHomeschool Hangout series, we’re going to be discussing How Do You Work AND Homeschool?
I’ll be leading the panel, along with my production managers Marlene Griffith and Jimmie Lanley, working to help keep things running smoothly behind the scenes. (don’t forget to follow me on G+!)
I’ll be joined by iHomeschool Network bloggers Sam Kelly, Jolanthe Erb, Sallie Borrink, and Ashley Pichea.
Can’t see the video? Click here for You Tube.
The discussion will be live Thursday, at 2pm ET, 1pm CT, 12noon MT and 11am PT. You can watch later via the Google Plus Event Page or on You Tube.
Want to listen on the go? You can download the podcast version in iTunes or Stitcher for Android users.
Come join in the fun! If you’ve got a homeschooling or family management topic you’d like to have us cover, leave me a note in the comment box! Hope to see you on Thursday!
P.S. Don’t miss the I Can’t Homeschool Because …. I Work Outside the Home for more of my personal tips about how we make it work in our family.
I just came across this video (a little late, I know). If you ever do another working+homeschooling series, it might be nice to have a breadwinner in the mix, or single mom. Not to discount the work that you all are doing, but its a little different being a single-working-homeschooling mom looking for someone with who has been down a similar road. I mean, really – hiring help?!
Dianna Kennedy says
I’m glad that you stumbled across this video …. it’s helpful, no matter if it’s a little older. 🙂
Actually …… I know that Jimmie is a single mom now — I don’t think that she talks a lot about it. In my own family, my income (from being a nurse) is our primary income. My husband is in real estate, which means his income is variable.
For hiring things out ….. for our family, it’s all about being efficient. If I hired out a housekeeper (and at the moment, I don’t have one)or someone to cut the grass, that frees me up to do other things in my house — organizing my basement, cleaning out my attic, or taking the kids to the park without that nagging feeling in my mind that I need to be at home, cleaning up.
I know that there are a few more single women within iHN — try looking for Joan Otto (unschooling rocks), or LaToya Edwards — I’m pretty sure they write about the challenges of single motherhood, working and homeschooling.
I’ve been a single mom in the past (many, many years ago), so I can empathize with some of your challenges. Hugs to you!
Thanks for the recommendations!
Rebecca Huff says
Thank you for sharing this. I’ve been blogging for about a year now and started thinking about working outside the home recently. It’s not an option to put the kids back into private school, so I’ve been trying to figure out how to make that work. Thank you again!