Homeschooling Eight Children While Working Full-Time Outside of the Home: How Did Melissa Do It?

Curious about how one mother manages a demanding career while homeschooling eight children, seven of whom are adopted? Join us this week on The  Homeschool How To as Melissa from Texas shares her incredible journey. Discover the emotional complexities of adoption, the unique challenges and rewards of managing a large, blended family, and the strategies she used to transition from school to full-time homeschooling while working as a railroad engineer.

Melissa highlights the importance of community and resourcefulness, revealing how she balances work and homeschooling through innovative solutions like sharing childcare responsibilities with other parents. We discuss the surprising benefits of homeschooling, including fostering an understanding of free market economies, property rights, and entrepreneurship, all while debunking the myth of extensive daily hours required for effective learning.

We also dive into the intricacies of choosing the right homeschooling curriculum, with insights on various educational programs and the importance of aligning curriculums with family dynamics and teaching styles. Hear about the transition from Easy Peasy's online curriculum to the Charlotte Mason-inspired A Gentle Feast, and why Melissa believes in the flexibility and dynamic nature of homeschooling. This episode is packed with encouragement and practical advice, making it a must-listen for any parent considering or currently navigating the homeschooling journey.

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A Gentle Feast

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