Working While Homeschooling with Jen MacKinnon of Practical by Default

“Once you see that your kids are always learning, you can’t unsee it.”

Jen MacKinnon


Jen MacKinnon is helping working moms balance their career while homeschooling their kids and providing practical solutions that helps them cut through the noise and overwhelm to focus on their family’s unique needs. 

Jen hosts the Working Homeschool Mom Club on Facebook, a community for working moms who are juggling homeschooling. She also hosts the Coffee Club, a small intimate group of likeminded working moms that provide support and encouragement. 


Once I started breaking those confinements that I placed on myself, hedging myself in to one way to making this work. Once I stopped doing that, homeschooling was so much more fun.

Jen MacKinnon

Advice for Homeschool Moms:

  • Start quitting.
  • Keep learning.
  • Blast music and dance in the kitchen.
  • Give yourself freedom to feel all your feelings.
  • Assess what’s working and not working. And if you don’t know, ask your kids.
  • Take breaks when you need them.

You can find Jen online at


You can take a mini-retreat here: the Homeschool Mama Retreat.


Get more encouragement in the book: Homeschool Mama Self-Care: Nurturing the Nurturer

Homeschool Mama Self-Care: nurturing the nurturer

Call to Adventure by Kevin MacLeod
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