I used to review curriculum, now I create it

#53 My Homeschool Style

My homeschool style with 5 kids isn't perfect, it can be a bit messy, I have off days. Come listen to the latest podcast episode and be encouraged... you are not alone! #homeschool #homeschooling

My Homeschool Style

I get asked all the time what I do and how I do it. What is my homeschool style? What does a typical day look like? Today’s podcast episode is a glimpse into reality. What happens when you get sick and summer is in full swing and you have a lazy day? How can you homeschool in the midst of the seasons of “blah” or sickness, or new baby, or moving, or ________? What do you do when you feel like an utter failure? What is the most important thing to focus on?

I started off today’s episode determined to talk about my homeschool style but it kind of took on a life of its own. As I chatted with my beautiful shiplap wall in my cold basement (I podcast to my wall… it’s special), I started sharing about our super lame day and how I redeemed it. I shared what I want to be versus what I actually am most of the time and how I have come to grips with it.

If you are wrestling with what will work for you right now, this podcast episode is for you!

I have compiled a few quote pics that I will share below from the episode to give you a glimpse of what it will be about but also for you to share if you so desire.

You are not alone, you are not “doing it wrong,” your kids are not going to be messed up, and tomorrow is a new day.

My Homeschool Style

Show notes

I don’t have a lot of links to share, I didn’t promote anything in today’s episode. I just talked. If you loved today’s episode, share it with someone you think might enjoy it, or rate it on iTunes, or go the extra mile and write a quick iTunes review (those seriously make my day).

Questions? Comments? Join the conversation and comment below!

Don’t forget if your kids have questions they want an answer to… e-mail me using the contact me page of this site and let me know! I think that would be a super fun episode!

And if you have nothing to say, that’s ok! I want you to know how much I appreciate you listening in, taking time with me today. I know how busy life is and I appreciate every view to my blog, every comment, every like, every message that I get. I am one person, I wish I could email and get to know every single one of you. But even if you just watch from afar, I am thankful for you and your part in helping me share the encouragement I believe God has given me to share in this season.

Have an amazing homeschool week my friend!



  1. Yes!! Me!! ??‍♀️ I can totally relate!! This was such a good reminder to find the joy in schooling through doing life together…to not let the stress of my own high standards/expectations take over and steal the joy of building relationships ?

  2. Rebecca,
    I found you while looking for a fresh curriculum a couple of years ago. I stumbled across a curriculum review video you had on youtube. I liked you from the start. Since then, you have taught me so much about relaxing my homeschooling ways. It has brought so much peace into our home. I have mostly ditched the traditional style, and have embraced the Charlotte Mason style. I couldn’t be more in love with things. I look forward to our days and planning what will be next. I’m actually EXCITED to the point of *annoying others with my incessant need to tell about how we do things now, (Surprisingly, not everyone wants to hear about homeschool curriculum). I CAN’T HELP IT!! Anyway, It would be really cool to live near you, meet you for Starbucks, and spend the day talking about homeschooling. But, since I live in the states, and you live in Canada… that’s probably out of the question. So, I’ll just thank you from here. Thanks for the FB pages, the youtube videos, the Bravewriter stuff, and the podcasts. You have helped a lot of mommas find their way. I wish I had known 7 years ago what I know now.
    All the best,

  3. Every video, every podcast, all of what you share is so real and your passion decibels comes through. That is why I listen as often as I do. If I could, I would just sit here all day listening to your podcasts, watching your videos, and reading your blog posts. But, I have to actually take time to apply it all. ?

  4. Hi! Thanks for what you do first of all… our 8 years old son says that he enjoys to learn more with Mom than with Dad… my husband try more traditional way to teach .. how to invite him to change and adapt his way to the needs of our son?

  5. I like your blog, thanks for such good content! My child is also on homeschooling, so I’m in constant search of new exciting resources. The last one, I’ve found is the Edubirdie platform, it’s a great resource that provides a wide range of services, including biology help, math and so on. I like that is a reliable platform. I think that today homeschooling is a great way to study.

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