Help Beyond Curriculum


More Than Curriculum…It’s a Lifestyle

Let’s face it.  While educating your kids is your primary focus in homeschooling, life happens alongside it.  When you decide to homeschool, you quickly discover that it is a lifestyle choice. Again, that is part of the beauty of homeschooling, and yet, it can also be a source of frustration that can bring distractions to your teaching. It can even lead some to give up. Under the daily life section of this website, I offer tips and wisdom on various topics that offer help beyond curriculum.  While it may not be typical school work, it really is part of the greater education in real life “stuff” for our kids.  Some topics will include:

  • how to keep up with household chores
  • healthy and easy recipes your whole family will enjoy
  • engaging with others in your community so as not to live in a bubble
  • being able to afford to live on one income
  • and more!

Life beyond school work can be just as daunting as the schooling itself!  But, I’m here to let you relax, take a deep breath and give you tips to leave a balanced, blessed

Everything is Intertwined and Affects the Other

We all know that if our house is a mess, our kids and husbands are hungry, we are feeling stuck in a bubble, or we are stressed about finances, our teaching can be negatively affected and become lackluster.  My goal is to help simplify some of the peripheral aspects of the homeschool life to free you up to focus on that which is most important to you.  So, take a look around and see what may be helpful to you and your household.

Also, leave a comment on what you have found to work well for your home life too!  I am always looking for new tips and tricks as I juggle everything I need to do at home.


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  • Reply Nikki at

    First of all, thank you for this! It’s so encouraging. As a new homeschool Mom of a 6 year old with 2 younger siblings I have found that my house work at this stage has to happen on the weekends when my husband is home to help. I keep up with laundry, dishes, and basics like sweeping during the week, but all other things have to wait or I feel like a maid other than a Mom and teacher. I have also requested a morning out once a month. I no longer get car rides to myself, or let’s be honest, bathroom breaks, so I need some “me” time. This usually looks like a long walk and a trip to a coffee shop, Bible in hand for a few hours. This time is gold right now!

    • Reply Katie at

      I love it! Yes, you have to sneak in those moments away and guard them. You need those few moments alone for your sanity! And, I totally agree. We sometimes need to readjust our schedules and learn how to fit in house work. You are juggling a lot right now. You are doing great. When moments get tough, know the Lord will sustain you!

      • Reply Katie at

        And don’t forget – soon you will be teaching your kids those household chores, which takes extra time at first, but then you will eventually have less to do!

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