Hey, homeschool mom. As you’re making out your wishlist for the new school year, happily plunking books for the kids in your virtual shopping basket,..have you stopped to peruse some books for yourself?
I know, I know, you don’t have time to read right? (Neither do I. Truth is, I fit it in a page here, a few pages there. It’s hard work!) But it’s also true that we need encouragement, truth, and education, too.
There are tons of books out there, and I’m sure there are plenty of great ones that I haven’t read and won’t list here today. But here’s a list of some good books that I have (or a few that are on my shelf waiting to be read next!)
10 Great Books for the Homeschool Mom
#1 – The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Romance: Nurturing Your Marriage Through the Homeschool Years – I’m in the middle of this one now and it’s SO GOOD. (I really want her “Daylight” book also!
#2 – The Mission of Motherhood: Touching Your Child’s Heart for Eternity – I read this one several years ago – it’s good! (Of course.)
#3 – The Ministry of Motherhood: Following Christ’s Example in Reaching the Hearts of Our Children – Just received this one! I’ve read the first chapter, and I’m already sucked in. Another good one from Sally.
#4 – Simply Homeschool: Having Less Clutter and More Joy in Your Homeschool – Don’t let this one deceive you. Just a “simple” ebook, perhaps, but also jam packed with wise words!!
#5 – Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys – This made so much sense and opened my eyes up to the heart and mind inside my little boy.
#6 – How Your Child Is Smart: A Life-Changing Approach to Learning – This wasn’t written to homeschoolers but I just enjoyed reading this, this kind of thing fascinates me. Any educator could learn from this. Read what I wrote about teaching kids to learn here.
#7 – How to Have a HEART for Your Kids – Recently acquired, I haven’t yet started reading this one but I’ve thumbed through it and I attended her session on her book/this topic at the Teach Them Diligently conference in Nashville and it was very good!
#8 – The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens – I haven’t read this whole thing, I read it in bits and pieces as we go along. SO MUCH GOOD STUFF.
#9 – Educating the WholeHearted Child — Third Edition – I have skimmed over and thumbed through all of this, and deeply read many portions of it. Another “manual” that is chock full of good stuff to read at different points in your homeschooling journey. (Read my interview with Clay about his book here.)
#10 – Grace-Based Parenting – I haven’t read this one yet, but I have it, and after reading his other book Connecting Church and Home: A Grace-Based Partnership, I want to read this one next! (So many books, so little time..)
(#11) SHAMELESS PLUG: Classic Housewife’s “The Relaxed Art of Eclectic Homeschooling”<— Did you know I have one? That’s right, I do… I hope it encourages and blesses you.
What about you–have you read anything lately that would be good for a homeschool mom to read? What’s your favorite?
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