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Jamie from SimpleHomeschool.Net

posted Dec 11, 2018, 8:13 AM by DanandBecky Kee
Jamie Martin does it all over at
Reading about her multinational family, her homeschool curriculum, and her successful blogging/writing career can make her seem unrealistically perfect.  Then she comes out with this statement right here:
(Note to readers: I still can be found, on challenging days, researching public and private school options in my area. Superwoman does not live in my house, just a mama in the trenches like you.)

Just a mama in the trenches like you. There is wisdom to be found here, friends. For subscribing to her email list, you can get her free ebook Secrets of a Successful Homeschool Mom.  But even as an anonymous stalker reader, you can find gobs of ideas for everything from (international!) field trip ideas and curricula, educational philosophies, help and advice on deciding whether to even homeschool and how to start, and a little comfort for those days when you question everything you've ever done.

In the spirit of one year coming to a close, and planning for the coming year, I'll share a post from Jamie that I've found particularly helpful:

10 ways you’re making your homeschool day harder than it needs to be

April 27, 2015 //  by Jamie Martin//  77 Comments

10 ways you're making your homeschool day harder

In her article, Jamie gives such amazing suggestions as... 
Be willing to put down the curriculum you're using in favor of one that will actually work for your family. Go outside when the weather is good.  Look for tasks you're doing that could be delegated to the kids.  Reevaluate the atmosphere if you might be pushing them too hard.  Do today today.  Do what you love and bring your kids along with you.  Declutter.  Teach your child, not your child's grade.  Focus on your child's progress instead of comparisons.  Evaluate your priorities and then focus on the important things. 

She gives great explanations, so click on over to and check out all the resources she has for you.  Then go forth and homeschool in confidence!


About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She is the co-founder and editor of Simple Homeschool, where she writes about mindful parenting, intentional education, and the joy found in a pile of books. Jamie is also the author of a handful of titles, including her newest release, Give Your Child the World.