I used to review curriculum, now I create it

S2E1: Planning Your Homeschool Week

I don’t know how I can be such an avid planner in one sense and yet in another be so terrible at sticking with said plans. But I have learned over the years that making no plan at all often gives me permission to do nothing at all. We are much more effective when I can make a rough sketch of a plan as long as I can be flexible and don’t put too much weight or expectation or even pressure on it. Life happens you guys! In today’s episode: Planning Your Homeschool Week, I am going to be talking all about homeschool planning! We’ll talk about how and why I plan my children’s work, how far in advance, how I do my own planning and what that looks like. I’ll also share with you my goal for this podcast in general, a new homeschool planner I made, AND ask you for your opinion on what you’d like to see.

I am SO excited to be back at it and giving this podcast another shot. I hope to see you guys here and don’t forget you can come and follow me on Stitcher or iTunes (and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE it if you would take a few minutes to review my podcast on iTunes to help it show up in search). Enjoy!

Links mentioned in today’s podcast:

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What would you like to see on this podcast?


  1. Love your podcast and how real you are with us! I definitely want to know more about Morning Baskets and Adapting Better Habits for Daily Success!

  2. Loved listening to this podcast! Thank you so much for getting back into it! We are in our first year of homeschooling (Kindergarten), have just started a morning basket (which we are loving), and my husband also works 3rd shift. I could DEFINITELY relate to this episode and I am looking forward to more!

  3. Great planning overview and ideas! I look forward to more depth about morning baskets and other organizational tips. Perfect length for a busy mama, too! Thanks so much. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Loved the podcast! I’ve been going day to day and it’s tiring. I love the idea a weekly rough draft with you group subjects done during morning time and then individual subjects done one on one. I would love to see how you arrange your book and the children’s, how you do the read aloud of those group subjects and how you get the children to do to show comprehension. Right now I’m doing the read aloud and getting them to take nots/narrate back what I read to them, but it doesn’t seem quite right. It’s going to get boring really fast. Any suggestions?

  5. Hey Rebecca:
    I have not been following you for that long. I came across you by accident because I love Bravewriter. I am a homechool mom now, but in my past life I had my own private practice as a dyslexia and language therapist, etc. One of those annoying so called “experts”. Homeschooling has humbled me a great deal. ๐Ÿ™‚ One of the things I love about you is how real you are. There are so many other blogs out there and yes they are polished and they have tons of resources and they have links and all that great stuff. However, they can also be quite overwhelming because those of us listening, reading and watching feel like we have to print everything. go to all the resources and consume all of it and then we just end up feeling overwhelmed and frustrated at times. I have actually cut my consumption way back because there is just so much out there. I love your blog and your posts because you are in the “trenches” and are so easy for me to relate to. In the blogging world you really do have to find your own niche’ and what works for you. Social media and marketing changes every day. You have to set yourself apart form the crowd that is for sure. I look forward to your podcasts and my guess is that the more often you do them your way and not the way everyone else does the more successful and enjoyable they will be. Just one woman’s opinion. I can really relate to you because I am in the middle of moving and combining 2 households (moving my parents in with us because we are their full time care givers) while remodeling the hew house, running 2 businesses, starting a third so that we can close down one of the others & homeshcooling our 11 year old daughter. Life just keeps getting crazier. Thank you for sharing yourself and your family with us. I look forward to checking out your planner. Cheers, Diana

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