10 Simple Steps to the Homeschool Life (& Live it on Purpose)

Homeschooling is a remarkable opportunity to live life on purpose.

You have the chance to customize your child’s education to meet their unique needs and interests while also building a strong family bond (& discovering your unique needs and interests). However, it’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day routines and lose sight of the big picture.

That’s where intentional living comes in. By living life on purpose, you can create a homeschool experience that not only benefits your children but also helps you grow as a person.

the homeschool life always includes in-kitchen science experiments

One way to live the homeschool life on purpose as a homeschool parent is to create a daily schedule that reflects your values and priorities.

To live the homeschool life on purpose, your daily schedule can include activities that nourish your mind, body, and soul, as well as time for relationships and personal growth…oh, and learning opportunities too, of course.

To start, make a list of activities you would like to include in your day, such as:
Write each activity on a Post-it note and join my email community to receive a simple schedule to fit them into each hour.

woman in white long sleeved shirt lying on bed: time by yourself is living on purpose too

Remember, you only have 24 hours in a day, so it’s important to prioritize and make time for rest and transitions.

Consider tracking days when you don’t have the energy for the activities or when you’re feeling overwhelmed.

Those days, such as:

Use a specific color to identify those days and take note of how you can better support yourself during those times.
  • In your self-coaching time, reflect on what three values reflect yourself, your family, and your goals for life.
  • In your self-coaching time, reflect on how your chosen activities align with your values, say values of autonomy, independence, building relational connection, and resilience.
  • Keep an open mind and be willing to fail, just like you encourage your children to do.
Try out your new routine for a couple of weeks and then evaluate how it’s going. Reflect on what’s working and what needs to be tweaked.

In conclusion, by living life on purpose as a homeschool parent, you can create a fulfilling and intentional life for yourself and your family.

As Vincent Van Gogh said, “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” So start small, be intentional, and watch as your homeschooling journey becomes a beautiful masterpiece.

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

Vincent Van Gogh

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Teresa Wiedrick

I help homeschool mamas shed what’s not working in their homeschool & life, so they can show up authentically, purposefully, and confidently in their homeschool & life.