I often hear questions about how I can find time to be a blogger while homeschooling my children. I must admit that this isn't something for every mother, but when you find something you love and enjoy, not to mention that you have a gift to do, you find a way to make it happen.
For me, being a blogger while homeschooling my children has been an amazing experience, overwhelming and challenging at times, but nothing worth having is easy. If you have that tug to become a blogger but you are concerned that your homeschooling may suffer, consider some of these tips…
How to Be a Blogger While Homeschooling
- Get Your Husband's Blessing First – If you are not involving your husband in this decision, you will experience more stress and strife than it is worth. If you feel strongly about doing this and he feels as strongly you shouldn't, I would recommend learning from others that are doing successfully and get the questions and concerns addressed. (There are some great resources at the end of this post) Often times it is knowledge that will help you find peace in a decision.
- Plan a schedule… and stick to it – If you don't have a schedule, blogging could easily take over your home, life and homeschool. I often times start before my family raises, work while independent work is being done, in the afternoon during free time for the kids and after the younger children have gone to bed. I try to limit my time during family time in the evening and on weekends.
- Create a Family Friendly Work Zone – For me, I need to be near my children. This isn't always great when writing but other task can be done while play is happening around me or work is being done around the table. My husband invested in a laptop for me when starting so I could be mobile in the house when needed.
- Get Your Family Involved – My children love to be included in my post, my graphics, my stats, my goals and best of all my Pinterest activity. It is such a joy when my little guy request to ‘Pin It' with me. He helps me keep my boards full of kid approved activities. My husband is my CFO and I run all my money decision by him, as well as strategies that I work to implement. My children love to help me find inspiration in our life and homeschooling, and have willingly been my models for my graphics.
In the end, I feel that because I'm a blogger while homeschooling, I'm able to keep my family growing while providing a good resource to others interested in what I have to share in my own perspective.
Here are some good things that will encourage you in your blogging and homeschooling:
- 101 Independent Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers by MaryEllen from Imperfect Homemaker
- 1777 New England Primer Cursive/Manuscript Printable Alphabet Sets by Jacinda from Growing Home
- A Simple Homeschool Planner by Tsh from The Art of Simple
- The Charlotte Mason Way Explained by Dollie from Teachers of Good Things
- The Preschool Journey by Angela from Teaching Mama
- Weekly Homeschool Planner by Jolanthe from Homeschool Creations
- You Can Read by Carisa from 1+1+1=1
- Write Through the Bible: Exodus 20 (KJV, Manuscript) by Trisha from Intoxicated on Life
- Blog Planner 2014 by Sarah from My Joy-Filled Life
- Blog at Home Mom: Balancing Blogging and Motherhood by Christin from Joyful Mothering
- FaithLeaps: The Christian Mom's Guide to Passion, Purpose, and Profits by Alyssa from AlyssaAvant.com
- Monkey See, Monkey Do: A Tutorial to Using PicMonkey with Professional Results by Richele from Under the Golden Apple Tree
- The Blog Planning Kit: A System to Maximize Your Blogging Efforts by Kat from How They Blog