Homeschool Day in the Life: Allison, mom to all boys

Day in the life Allison

A homeschool day in the life looks different almost every day, right? Over on our Instagram page, we love to give you a peek into lots of homeschool days regardless of how they change day to day.

Today, we’re going to give you a peek into the homeschool day in the life of Allison, homeschool mom to four young boys whose focus is training them in God’s Word.

Regardless of our homeschool approach, how long we’ve been homeschooling, or how old our kids are, we can all learn and be inspired by one another. It’s not about looking good for social media, it’s about the connection going on inside our homeschool walls and sharing with others what works for us.

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We might all homeschool a little differently, but we can always look for ideas from each other that inspire, encourage and equip us in our own homeschool days. So each week we create blog posts for you to access later of each of those “days in the life”. We hope you keep coming back for more inspiration. Keep going, mama! These days at home are so worth it!

Meet Allison

Day in the life Allison

Allison is a homeschooling mom of four boys ages 7 down to 10 months! She has been a full time stay at home mama ever since her oldest turned 2 years old. After much prayer, and a few times of enrolling her oldest in preschool (but never sending him), Allison and her husband committed to homeschooling their boys. 

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Allison’s main focus is training her boys in God’s Word and teaching them according to how God uniquely designed each of them!

Good Morning!

Day in the life Allison

Goodmorning! Thank you for letting us share our day with you! My name is Allison and I love encouraging moms in their homeschool journeys!

I usually get up at 6am to read my Bible, drink a cup of coffee, make my bed, and be ready to greet my children when they come downstairs around 7am.

My oldest two boys (ages 7 and 5) begin their morning responsibilities after good morning hugs and snuggles. They do things like bring down dirty laundry, empty the dishwasher, and feed the dog. We then eat breakfast and do our “morning time” lessons.

Breakfast Lessons

Breakfast lesson Allison

Our morning time always begins with Bible time where we do the next lesson in our current devotional or Bible study. Following that we work on Classical Conversations memory work! If you’re unfamiliar with Classical Conversations, I have an entire highlight on my page @herheartshomeschool. That generally concludes our breakfast lessons and then they’re off to play before formal lessons begin!

I find that beginning our day over breakfast is so helpful. They are busy eating while I read or teach, which helps with their attention. Its become such routine for us to begin our day this way and I love that.

Formal Lessons

After the children have had time to play we head upstairs to our homeschool space for math and reading lessons. My toddler and baby (sometimes the 5 year old too) play around us while we work on Math and Language Arts. Often there is chaos but this is just another opportunity to work on diligence and focus for my oldest son. It doesn’t seem to bother him too much anymore, noise is just a part of our home! ?

We usually spent roughly 20 minutes on math and 20 minutes on reading – give or take. I definitely use a gentle approach to our homeschool and so far this has been a fruitful approach for us at these ages.

Lunch, Rest + Read Aloud

Read aloud Allison

After lessons there is usually time for more play and then we eat lunch. Following lunch the kiddos either nap or have a quiet time, depending on age. I can’t say that I don’t love that quiet hour of the day! Do you have a quiet hour at your home?

The final thing we do after rest time is our read aloud time. We usually do one picture book and some chapters in our chapter book. Currently we are reading Farmer Boy and the kids are really enjoying it. We were having a good laugh about how delicious the food descriptions are just today and I think we will make breakfast for dinner tonight.

Wrapping Up the Day

Wrapping up our day over here. It’s raining out so the boys chose to play in the bathtub and I’m about to start dinner. I wrote this a few months ago (these are also older photos) and this sort of sums up our little homeschool…

“I hope this is what my children remember–a childhood of learning together, mama helping, brothers playing, couch snuggling, book reading, and backyard adventuring. A slow yet full life. A life full of learning and wonder, encouragement and grace. There is so much goodness in these hard and humbling years. Life is the classroom, relationships are the priority, and lives surrendered to Him are the goal in our home!”

Thank you so much to Allison for sharing your family’s day with us!

Day in the life Allison

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