REAL MOMS, REAL LIFE HOMESCHOOLING
As part of a new 2023 Sisters Series, Cait welcomes longtime podcast listener Rachel Baker. Together they took a real life look at homeschooling from the perspective of a mom of four (ages 15, 13, 12, and 9).
- Rachel’s approach to managing multiple ages
- How she uses Morning Time in her homeschool
- Favorite homeschool resources (including Rachel’s obsession with the library!)
- What a typical day looks like in Rachel’s home
- How Rachel’s husband contributes to daily life
… and so much more!
The Homeschool Sisters Podcast Welcomes Rachel Baker!
My name is Rachel from Waterloo, Illinois and I’m a homeschool momma of four (15, 13, 12, and 9).
I’ve been homeschooling my kids from day one, although I never foresaw myself being a home educator. I’ve been listening to The Homeschool Sisters Podcast for a few years, and I have to say it’s my favorite homeschool podcast because it’s so real and down-to-earth. It has brought me lots of laughs and also calmed me down on those school days when I just felt like I didn’t do enough or failed in some way.
Somehow myself and my kids have made it to my oldest now being in high school and still homeschooling! Preparing and planning for high school has really opened my eyes to what is necessary and what’s not necessary for my kids’ education and helped me relax a lot (because I’m finally breaking out of using 100% boxed curriculum and coming up with at least some of my own ideas). Anxiety meds have helped with that too! 😉
My kids have been homeschooled from the very beginning, I’ve been very involved in local homeschool co-ops (from serving on the Board to teaching classes like art, book club, writing, American Literature, etc), and for fun, I take nature-inspired photographs that I sell in a local farmers’ market. My husband and I sample new cheeses each Sunday night and feature them on Instagram, @cheesedatenights.
I have a passion for homeschooling and empowering new mommas who also want to partake on the homeschooling journey.
AND DON’T MISS OUR YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO IT ALL HOMESCHOOL PLANNER!
THIS EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY:
THE WALDOCK WAY
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Unit studies from The Waldock Way are designed to support you as you navigate interest-led homeschooling, and always include book lists, hands-on activities, games for learning, and videos to engage every learning style.
As a Homeschool Sister, you receive 15% off all Waldock Way products, using the code sisters15 – it’s a great time to give them a try. I think you’ll love all The Waldock Way has to offer.
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LINKS FROM THE EPISODE:
- The Five Js Free Homeschool Record-Keeping Grade Book and Spreadsheet
- Cait’s monthly play pack
- Cait’s newsletter
- Cait’s Instagram
- Never Board Learning
- The Waldock Way Unit Studies (use the code sisters15 to save 15%!)
- Morning Baskets with Pam Barnhill
- Ann Karako – It’s Not That Hard To Homeschool High School
- @cheesedatenights on Instagram (Rachel and her husband’s weekly date night!)
- Leave Cait a voicemail!