Nine years ago I was faced with a huge life change – my husband was finishing up his Army training and we had received orders for Ft. Lewis in Washington state. My way of coping with changes is to research, research, research and prepare. Upon reading the homeschool laws for our soon-to-be new home, I realized I had some work to do in order to continue to homeschool there. I was required to take a “state approved homeschooling course” since I did not have a college degree.
So I began preparing months ahead of time as I knew this was something that would take some time. An in-person full day course wasn’t possible as there was so much up in the air and I didn’t want to leave anything to chance. I found an online, independent study course that met the criteria and applied.
Little did I know how much I would learn and grow as a result of reading through and studying some of the required materials! I honestly feel like most parents would benefit immensely by reading some of these selections in the beginning of their homeschool journeys. So I’ve decided to share some of my favorite books for the homeschool mom , here we go!
- For the Children’s Sake by Susan Schaefer Macaulay
- Home Grown Kids by Raymond & Dorothy Moore
- Wisdoms Way of Learning by Marilyn Howshall (or anything else written by her)
- Managers of Their Homes by Teri Maxwell
- The Way They Learn by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
- Homeschooling: The Right Choice by Christopher Klicka
- Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto
- It’s About Time by Barbara Edtl Shelton
- The Brave Learner by Julie Bogart (I just recently dug into this one and I am LOVING it!)
The wisdom I gleaned from reading these books (and lots others) completely shifted the way I viewed parenting, family, and education. Some of these materials I credit with the huge leap in spiritual growth I experienced during my season of study. This is the reason I recommend them to you!
What books For the homeschool mom have you read that had an impact on your life as a homeschool momma? I’d love to hear about them, leave me a comment. If you’d like to read more of my posts about homeschooling, click here.