Dear homeschool mom reading this post if I had to refer you to only one book about homeschooling that has changed the way I homeschool that would certainly be The Unhurried Homeschooler by Durenda Wilson.
I have read many books on homeschooling and you can click here to read my whole BIG list of homeschool book recommendations. Books open our eyes to see homeschool through new and fresh perspective, gives us new ideas, inspire us and encourage us in this journey.
Homeschooling is a wonderful, worthwhile pursuit, but many homeschool parents struggle with
feelings of burnout and frustration. If you have ever felt this way, you’re not alone! Most of us need to be reminded of the “why” of homeschooling from time to time—but The Unhurried Homeschooler takes parents a step further and lifts the unnecessary burdens that many parents place on themselves.
Drawing on twenty years of homeschooling her eight children, Durenda Wilson gently reminds parents about the things that really matter, as she offers a clear portrait of what a life-giving home life can be during the homeschooling years.
Reading The Unhurried Homeschooler is like having coffee with a trusted friend. You’ll be encouraged as you learn to do what God has put before you. This book will lighten your load while helping you learn how to raise life-long learners and ENJOY the homeschool years with your kids.
If you have read my blog post The Unrushed Homeschooling Life That Creates Memories you would know that this book, even though I read it a week after I wrote it, it’s absolutely aligned with my heart and this is the way I have found to homeschool my kids with peace, joy and confidence.
The Unhurried Homeschooler came to me in the right time! I was weary, exhausted, frustrated and at the edge of burning out completely, always doubting if I was teaching them enough! My kids were overworked, cranky, exhausted and unhappy. This book saved our homeschool, my sanity and my relationship with my children. This is the perfect book for a brand new homeschool mom as well, who wants to start it right and fears not knowing where to begin or how to do it.
This book is only 70 pages long filled with wisdom and I wish I had read it long ago when I first started homeschooling my kids. It is a MUST READ for every homeschooling mother who has been living with fears and doubts if she ever does enough to educate her children.
I have a series of live Periscope videos I made during our May’s Book Club Scopes where we discussed quotes and nuggets from The Unhurried Homeschooler I want to share with you. Just scroll down and watch the replays. You can also find all my previous scopes and connect with me on Periscope here.
Watch The Unhurried Homeschooler book club broadcasts here:
Introduction and Chapter 1: Why Do You Homeschool?
Chapter 2 -Why We Need To Slow Down
Chapter 3 – Learn to Trust Your Instincts
Chapter 4 – What Homeschooling Looks Like For Us
Chapter 5 – The Inward Battle
Chapter 6 – Homeschooling Through Crisis
Chapter 7 – It’s All About Freedom!
Learn how we’ve been homeschooling The Unhurried Homeschooler way here.
I hope and pray this is the answer to your prayers as a weary homeschool mom or a brand new homeschool mom who wants to do what is best for your children. There is no right or wrong in homeschooling, there is only what fits best for your family. So take your time, be a student of your children, teach them at their own pace… there is no need to hurry. 😉
Your Turn: Did you read the book? Did you watch the replay videos here? If so, how did the book or these videos help you in your homeschool journey?
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Do you want to teach your kids independence and responsibility?
Ana is the unhurried homeschool mom of 3, wife, health coach, social media and online marketing strategist, and blogger. She loves to encourage, inspire and empower moms to go from stressed to blessed by providing them with the tips, strategies, and resources they need to succeed. Ana is the founder of They Call Me Blessed and the creator of 5 Days to Your Best Homeschool Years, Grow Your Blog Partying in 30 Days, and the Beyond Blessed Life Planners. She leads a vibrant online community for moms on Facebook and you can connect with her at www.facebook.com/theycallmeblessedblog.