My Top 10 Tips to Successfully Homeschool While Working a Job is part of the Back to Homeschool: Mind Over Matter blog series. This post has been provided by Holly from Fulltime Homeschool Mom.
Are you wondering how you can work a job and homeschool at the same time? Is this question keeping you up at nights wondering how you can make it work?
I have good news for you, YES you can homeschool and work a job. You want to homeschool your children right? Yet you have to work a job? Don’t fret! I have 10 awesome tips to share with you so you can have a successful homeschool adventure with your kids while you are working a job.
These tips are from my personal experience of homeschooling and working a job for 19 years. I have worked part-time and full-time at home and outside the home.
Tip #1: Both mom and dad have to be on the same page.
It is so important for both of you to be on the same page in regards to every area of your lives. This is more than homeschooling and working a job.
Being on the same page with:
- Housework- It needs to be shared instead of mom doing all the housework. Split up housework among all members of the family. Your two year can carry laundry from bedrooms to the laundry room and sort them by color. The teenager can be in charge of cleaning the kitchen daily. Another example is dividing the house into zones for each member of the family depending on their ages.
- Chores-Everybody should have chores. Have a family meeting about chores and decide who gets what chore to help keep things picked up and cleaned. Remember my story of coming home to a mess on the table and kitchen? This is why everybody should have chores!!
- Responsibilities- Who will be responsible for cooking, mowing, trash, clean up after meals, grading, bill paying, grocery shopping and so on? You can’t do it all as a working homeschool mom. Its time to divide and conquer. You and your husband need to make this decision together as to who gets what.
To read the other nine tips Holly shares about successfully homeschooling while working a job, click here!
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Holly is a full-time homeschool mom and also works outside the home full time. She has homeschooled her three kids since kindergarten, with two already graduated. Her oldest finished college and is married and her middle son is in college with 1 year left. The last child is almost done and will be starting her art career soon. You can learn more about Holly’s experiences at her blog, Full-Time Homeschool Mom.