2015 Reader Survey


It’s time for you to exercise your free speech rights and let us know what you think!  We’re looking for reader responses to our survey so that we can know how to best serve you in your homeschool journey.

The survey is anonymous and we don’t collect any email addresses. Just a few quick questions so we can bring you the best content possible. We want to be a source of encouragement and inspiration that you return to again and again!

We’ve included a variety of questions. None are required, but please answer as many as possible so that we can get to know our readership. Every answer you provide helps us help you.  There are some open-ended questions as well.

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2015 Reader Survey


Sara (102 Posts)

I'm a reader, writer, dreamer, wife, and homeschooling mom of 3 girls. We take a relaxed, eclectic, Charlotte Mason-leaning, Montessori-ish, literature-rich, delight-directed, almost unschooling-at-times approach to learning. Lots of unit studies, field trips, and lapbooks, too. I like to blog about our learning adventures (plus faith and encouragement) at Embracing Destiny.

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A Week in the Life of A Homeschooling Family

I have no idea if we are a typical or untypical homeschooling family as I’ve never actually sat in with another family for their homeschool day. There are a lot of posts on the net sharing how days go for homeschoolers. I have written a few myself {here, here, and here; there are undoubtedly more}.

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I’m going to attempt to condense our week into this post without making it too long. The image is from my son’s school schedule that he fills in each week {but looking at it, the left side, that’s my handwriting; sometimes he misses things and I have to ‘help’ him with that lol}

Sunday:  Up at 7:30am, feed the cat, make coffee, shower. Eggs for breakfast; everyone else is up. Leave for church at 9:30am; get home about 12:30pm. Eat lunch, go grocery shopping. Hubby usually naps the rest of the afternoon. Finish laundry started Saturday. Hopefully get dinner made or at least started. Leave for church at 5:45pm; get home about 7:30pm. Eat? Make sure laundry really was finished. Play a game? Head to bed by 9:15. Watch a show with hubby {lately it’s Chips}.

Monday: Hubby gets up at 6:00am and wakes me at 6:30am; I feed cat, make coffee. Shower? Kids up about 7:00am. Morning walk? If the weather is nice. Round Table: hymns, prayer, art study, folksong, drawing. Daughter works on some school; heads off for class at 10:50am. Son gets comfy on the floor near the heater vent to do school; narrates throughout the day. Work on science and math together if necessary. He uses computer upstairs for Duolingo. Chores. Daughter home about 4pm; school work, chores. I go work on my school stuff. Dinner started at 5:45pm; ready by 6:45pm. Hubby home around 6pm. Eat dinner. Kids head downstairs to use ‘screen time.’ I work on more school stuff. Might get a game in with the kids before heading to bed as usual around 9:00pm for evening tv show watching with hubby.

Tuesday: Same as yesterday morning but daughter is also awake. She leaves for class at 7am something; will be home about 1pm. No Round Table or walk. Get to work with son on school; it’s mostly independent. He does chores; I study school or read whatever is in my current reading pile. Daughter gets home and son demands her attention. *wink*  Back to school for the boy; chores. Evening is about the same as Monday. Sometimes I will head out to a Charlotte Mason group that meets once a month. That is from 6:00pm until… I get home. The last time it was after 11pm.

Wednesday: Repeat Monday until the afternoon. Dinner is started at 4:45pm or 5:00pm; leave for evening church at 6:45pm. Get home about 8:15pm. Relax until bedtime.

Thursday: Repeat Tuesday, except daughter leaves again at 4:30pm for another class. Sometimes we get a game in but she may be busy with homework. Sometimes she works after class, sometimes not. If not, she’s home about 7pm. My first assignment for the week is due on Thursdays so I am usually finishing that after dinner.

Friday: This is like Monday or Wednesday morning. After lunch we have tea time so someone usually makes a treat to have. We take turns reading from a book {right now it is The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe}, play a game, watch a movie/show, or just drink tea and eat the goodie. This is also the day we usually do errands if we have any. By the time we are done with errands and tea time, the day feels done! But it continues on of course. Dinner is made and eaten; kids watch a movie and play games; hubby and I *might* find something worth watching {it doesn’t happen often as we are apparently picky movie watchers}. Bed time is still the same: 9ish.

Saturday: Sleep in! This day I let the kids sleep almost as long as they want- but one of them has to feed the cat. I refuse. Breakfast is pretty much ‘fend for yourself.’ If we do not have plans for the day, the kids do chores, eat lunch and then have screen time. I work on school when I’m not doing housework, laundry, or something crafty. When the weather gets nicer we’ll spend more time outside. The afternoon pretty much mirrors other afternoons. And then it’s bedtime.

Sometimes we do have doctor’s appointments. Those we try to get done in the morning, and on a Friday since that’s the day our daughter doesn’t have outside classes. Occasionally we have other things we do, such as meet ups at church, or group activities with other homeschoolers. The latter has become less since the kids are older. It seems homeschoolers we know are mostly younger.

That is pretty much our week. Most of the time it feels like the same ol’, same ol’ thing. It gets mundane but it’s predictable. We can be spontaneous, and are. Sometimes.

How does your week go? Care to share a day at your house?

North Laurel (30 Posts)

Blossom- "North Laurel" to the online world- lives in Ohio with her husband and two teens, homeschooling the Charlotte Mason way with Ambleside Online. She is graciously allowed to be a moderator for the Ambleside Online Forum. North Laurel loves to read, be on the computer, and learn. You can read her blogging about homeschooling, book reviews and life in general at North Laurel's Musings.

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Wanted: Guest Writers

The Homeschool Post is on the lookout for volunteer guest writers. If you are interested in guest posting, complete this form and we will be in touch with more details.

Writers wanted at The Homeschool Post
We are currently seeking articles on the following topics:

  • Homeschooling, in general
  • Seasonal homeschool projects
  • Motherhood/Parenting
  • Homeschool organizational tips
  • Homemaking
  • Learning and behavior of children
  • Tools and gadgets for homeschool moms/dads
  • Unit studies
  • Family fun
  • Homeschooling different age groups
  • Simple recipes for busy families
  • DIY projects or tutorials
  • Homeschool electives and extra-curricular activities
  • Homeschooling methods

Each article should range between 600 and 1400 words and contain at least one pinnable photo.

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Sara (102 Posts)

I'm a reader, writer, dreamer, wife, and homeschooling mom of 3 girls. We take a relaxed, eclectic, Charlotte Mason-leaning, Montessori-ish, literature-rich, delight-directed, almost unschooling-at-times approach to learning. Lots of unit studies, field trips, and lapbooks, too. I like to blog about our learning adventures (plus faith and encouragement) at Embracing Destiny.

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