Books can be mentors and coaches in our homeschool mom lives. We can learn from those who have gone before us in our homeschool journey, giving us tips and ideas.
Therefore, whether it’s a personal growth book or a homeschool idea book, we need resonant mentors to walk alongside us.
In essence, I offer books for homeschooling moms at the Homeschool Mama Book Club that will do that. To serve your whole homeschool mom person and life.
Introducing, 10 Books for Homeschooling Moms that will encourage your confidence, self-compassion, and your purposeful life.
Firstly, “Homeschooling Option” by Lisa Rivero is a guidebook that explores the various paths and methods available to homeschool parents. Rivero provides valuable insights into tailoring an education plan to suit a child’s unique needs and interests. This book offers practical advice, educational resources, and inspiration to empower them in their homeschool journey.
Secondly, “Growing Yourself Up” by Jenny Brown is an insightful exploration of family dynamics and the impact they have on personal growth and relationships. Brown offers valuable guidance on how individuals can break free from unhealthy family patterns and develop emotional maturity. This book is particularly useful for homeschool moms as it equips them with a deeper understanding of human behavior and relationships.
Additionally, learn from classic homeschool books and recent offerings from the homeschool mom community.
“Charlotte Mason: A Homeschooling How-To Manual” by Catherine Levinson is a practical guide that delves into the educational philosophy and methods of Charlotte Mason, a renowned 19th-century educator. Levinson provides clear and actionable insights into implementing Mason’s holistic approach to education, including nature-based learning, living books, and narration. This book offers a step-by-step roadmap for applying Charlotte Mason’s principles in their homeschooling journey.
“Homeschool Mama Self-Care: Nurturing the Nurturer” by Teresa Wiedrick is a compassionate and practical guide that focuses on the well-being of homeschooling mothers. Wiedrick explores the unique challenges homeschool moms face and provides valuable strategies for self-care, stress management, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance. This book is invaluable for homeschool moms as it empowers them to prioritize their own self-care.
Therefore, whether it’s classic books for homeschooling moms or personal growth books, the homeschool mama needs support that can influence her whole life.
“Project-Based Homeschooling” by Lori Pickert is a guide that encourages parents to embrace a child-led, project-based approach to homeschooling. Pickert outlines the principles and practical steps for fostering a rich and engaging learning environment where children explore their interests and passions through hands-on projects. This book provides a roadmap for nurturing a child’s curiosity, creativity, and independence.
“The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives that Make You Feel Alive” by Brendon Burchard is a personal development book that explores the key drivers of human motivation and fulfillment. Burchard identifies ten essential drives that help individuals lead more purposeful and vibrant lives.
Finally, is a reading list complete without a little John Holt? These books for homeschooling moms want to challenge her to think outside the box…
“Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book of Homeschooling” by John Holt and Pat Farenga is a classic guide to the principles and practices of unschooling. Drawing from John Holt’s pioneering work in the field, the book emphasizes the importance of personalized and child-centered education, encouraging parents to take an active role in their child’s learning journey. This book offers timeless wisdom, practical advice, and a reassuring perspective on homeschooling.
“Unschooling to University” by Judy Arnall is a comprehensive resource that explores the journey of unschooling, a form of homeschooling that prioritizes child-led learning and life experiences over traditional curriculum. Arnall provides practical insights into how unschooling can successfully transition children to higher education and beyond. This book offers guidance, real-life stories, and valuable tips, helping them navigate the unconventional but effective path of unschooling.
Indeed, personal growth books can have the most important benefit to your homeschool mom life. These books for homeschooling moms might look different than other book lists.
Moreover, “The Untethered Soul” by Michael A. Singer is a spiritual guide that explores the concept of inner freedom and self-realization. Singer delves into the nature of consciousness, the ego, and the mind, offering insights on how to break free from limiting beliefs.
“Hold Me Tight” by Dr. Sue Johnson is a relationship self-help book that explores the principles of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to improve and strengthen romantic relationships. Dr. Johnson offers a step-by-step guide to understanding and enhancing emotional intimacy and connection in relationships. This book provides valuable insights into communication, empathy, and emotional bonding.
Furthermore, a virtual book club can offer numerous benefits besides offering a place to discuss books for homeschooling moms that mom doesn’t have to read😉
Here are some advantages to a Homeschool Mama Book Club:
1. Intellectual Stimulation:
Homeschooling can be demanding, and moms often put a lot of energy into educating their children. A book club provides a chance for moms to engage with literature, ideas, and discussions that stimulate their minds.
2. Personal Growth:
Reading and discussing a variety of books can lead to personal growth and self-discovery. Book clubs expose members to different perspectives, cultures, and ways of thinking, fostering personal development.
3. Social Interaction:
Homeschooling can sometimes be isolating for both moms and children. A virtual book club allows moms to connect with others who share similar interests, helping to alleviate feelings of loneliness and provide a social outlet.
4. Community Building:
Book clubs encourage a sense of community and belonging. Sharing thoughts and opinions about books creates a space for meaningful interactions and building strong connections.
5. Critical Thinking and Communication Skills:
Engaging in book discussions hones critical thinking and communication skills.
Virtual book clubs often require minimal costs. And you don’t even have to read the books (ask me more)!
Books We’ve Discussed in the Homeschool Mama Book Club…
- Marie Forleo’s Everything is Figureoutable
- Brene Brown’s Atlas of the Heart
- My Book: Homeschool Mama Self-Care: Nurturing the Nurturer
- Gordon Neufeld’s Hold onto Your Kids
- Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness at Home
- Sarah Susanka’s Not-So-Big Life
- Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication
- Amy Morin’s 13 Things Mentally Strong Don’t Do
- How Rachel Gathercole Clarifies My Concerns on Socialization
- The Homeschooling Option: How to Decide When It’s Right
As a result, what Homeschool Mamas are saying about Teresa’s book…
“It was like going on a retreat in the comfort of my home! I loved the way you phrased so well what I have been feeling as a HS Mom, such as “homeschool is messy,” and “ homeschool burnout is not selective.” You really make me feel understood and validated. I felt like you sympathized with our plight and cheered us on (Go HS Moms, get the laundry, have the kids do the dishes, Go team!) You even seem to understand my love of dark chocolate, and lack of shower days (you don’t have spy cameras over here, I hope). 😏”
Kristina, Homeschool Mom
From an exhausted homeschool mama…
I found myself completely, utterly, depleted; I had returned from my first mental health unit stay and was surrounded by 7 children, 4-17 who needed me. I realized how I desperately needed to care for myself as well as I care for my children. And I didn’t know where they began and I ended.
Suffice it to say, I had virtually no boundaries and had a very idealized version in my head of what my homeschool SHOULD look like.
When I was offered a review copy of Teresa Wiedrick’s book I jumped at it. First, the author is HILARIOUS! She covers so much from looking into the “Whys” of homeschooling, managing our many diverse emotions, and also being mindful of things we might otherwise not notice. Overall, I think this book is fantastic and that any homeschool mom could benefit from it.
Becca, Homeschool Mama of 7
Frequently Asked Questions about the Homeschool Mama Book Club…
When will I see the Book Club Zoom link in my email?
You’ll see the zoom link in your email on the morning of the Book Club. (Make sure your email provider hasn’t thrown it into Junk Mail.)
Where can I purchase the book?
Your favourite local bookshop presently.
(Or on my Homeschool Mama Book Club Book Shop).
Where do I find your book?
On Amazon, unless you live where I live, then it’s at my local bookstore too.
PS my book is called Homeschool Mama Self-Care: Nurturing the Nurturer.
Does this Book Club cost?
The nominal Book Club purchase enables the Zoom group platform.
(Oh, and it costs you time. You’ll have to find a quiet hour and a half away from your kids and responsibilities to spend time on YOU!)
Do you have a recommended Homeschool Mama Reading List?
Why, yes I do! But FYI, it’s always expanding. You can find it here.
How long is the Book Club?
Usually about an hour and a half.
Can I ask questions about the book and its applications to my homeschool?
Absolutely! I’ll share my insights from the book and how they apply to our homeschools.
If you have thoughts, insights, or questions, we will all benefit from them.
How can I connect with others at the Book Club?
Want to connect with me directly?
I offer one-on-one coaching sessions.
Do you want to address your challenges around overwhelm, big emotions, boundaries, deschooling, and anything that might keep you from showing up on purpose in your homeschool (& life)?