Books to Encourage the Homeschool Mom


If you are like most homeschoolers I know you love to read!  I know I do!  I love to read all kinds of books but anything that can bring me encouragement in my job as a homeschooling mom ranks high on my list.  I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite books that I recommend to all of my homeschooling friends!  (This post does contain affiliate links)

1.The Ministry of Motherhood: Following Christ’s Example in Reaching the Hearts of Our Children by Sally Clarkson.  While this book isn’t exclusively for homeschoolers by any stretch Sally Clarkson did homeschool all of her children and it certainly shows.  Reading this book really opened my eyes to the great task God has called me to in raising, discipling, and educating my family.  My children are my ministry and not something that gets in the way of the real work.  They are the real work!

Called Home: Finding Joy in Letting God Lead Your Homeschool by Karen DeBeus.  I know many moms who feel called by God himself to homeschool yet they still come to it kicking and screaming.  Ok, actually I’m talking about myself in a lot of ways here.  This book will help you keep your focus on who is really in control of your life and your homeschool… God Himself!

Grace for the Homeschool Mom by Tamara L. Chilver.  Homeschooling moms are notorious perfectionists.  I fit that category well.  I can be so hard on myself when something doesn’t turn out as I expect.  I constantly fear failure in my family’s homeschooling journey.  This book addresses the most common lies, fears, temptations, traps, and pitfalls that homeschool moms face.  This is one I reread often!

Secrets of a Successful Homeschool Mom: A Manifesto of Freedom and Joy in Home Learning I think to be a mom is to have insecurities.  I think those insecurities have a greater chance of getting the best of you if you homeschool too.  We live in a world that tells us only experts have all of the answers and only they are fit to educate our children.  We can feel defeated and throw in the towel because of self-doubt.  Often we are our own biggest obstacle to success! What if all of that wasn’t true? What if we have the key to a better way.  This book will help you gain your self-confidence in your homeschool journey.

Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace  I have four children.  We are constantly on the go! The youngest is just weeks old right now!  I’m not sleeping much these days.  There is so much to do.  There is so much to teach.  God has blessed us with a wonderful home that must be taken care of.  I have a loving husband who needs a wife that pays attention to him at times as well.  It could be so easy to just become overwhelmed.  This book will help you overcome and take each moment one step at time.

Lies Homeschooling Moms Believe I love Todd Wilson, the author of this book.  His humor and insight are a light in this world.  This is a fast read that will have you chuckling out loud yet giving you a fresh perspective on this homeschooling life!

Would you like to see what books other homeschool moms recommend? Go ahead and click on the image below to see what members of the TOS Review Crew picked as their favorite books to encourage homeschool moms.

Books to Encourage the Homeschool Mom

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