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 Gina, homeschooling mom to three kids, living off-grid in the Canadian wilderness.
We can all learn and be inspired by one another, regardless of our homeschool approach. 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.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!
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Gina @life.with.ginab is a homeschool mom to three amazing kids and proud owner of two large pups. Their family is truly unique – they live off-grid on 40 acres of Canadian wilderness.
They are a bilingual bunch, speaking both English and Portuguese, and they are entering their 5th year of homeschooling. Gina is passionate about sharing their homeschooling journey.
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On YouTube, Gina creates videos focused on homeschooling and offering encouragement to parents. Currently, they are in the exciting process of building their permanent home, while making their cozy RV work for now.
Hi there! I’m Gina, a Canadian homeschool mom of three amazing kids (ages 3, 4, and 9) and proud dog mom to two husky Alaskan Malamutes. I’m excited to share our day off grid in the middle of nowhere in the Canadian Wilderness!
We usually start our homeschool morning time around 9 am. What time do you usually start your homeschool day? Do you do morning basket or have specific activities for the morning? Confession: Today we started at 9:30 am. We all slept in, and I don’t regret it! Let’s be real, things don’t always go as planned!
Let’s Be Real
Let’s be real–we see one picture and we think, wow, just so perfect…that family has it all together. Remember you’re seeing a picture. You’re seeing a 30-second reel. We all have moments of struggles. We all have moments of mess. You can see in this photo that there are laundry baskets in the background, and my son has mismatched socks.
Life can be a beautiful mess, and so is my homeschool!
Homeschooling + Chores
Honestly, Alexa, can you please just do the dishes?!
All joking aside, it’s sometimes hard to keep up with it all. Especially if you have little ones, if you’re going through a season of change, or if you see another mom doing it all, and you feel like you can barely do half of it! Guess what? Everyone’s going through a different season of life. Enjoy the moments with your babies and toddlers. They pass by so fast.
Confession: I’ll sometimes leave the dishes in the sink and put a rag over them. Or now I put the RV sink cover over them and go play outside with my kids. Darn Alexa won’t do the dishes, but I’m also pretending they aren’t there. I know they will be there when I get back, but my kids won’t be this little forever.
Homeschooling During Hard Seasons
Homeschooling can be hard due to seasons of life. I actually almost quit at one point and thought, did I make a mistake doing this homeschooling thing?
Crazy to think that I wanted to quit, because I seriously can’t stop talking and sharing about it now! But it’s the truth. The first year was so hard for me. I was doing some major de-schooling. I felt lonely because I knew no one who homeschooled. I felt like I was failing my kids. So what happened? Why did I continue on?
Well, let’s just say that if homeschooling was a mistake, it’s the best mistake I’ve ever made in my life.
Our Most Important Work
Bye! Tchau! Au revoir!
It was so fun to hang out today, and thank you @learningwell for the invite! I loved chatting with all you mamas and sharing bits and pieces of our day. I leave you with this quote:
“The most important work you will ever do will be within the walls of your home.” ~ Harold B. Lee
Thank you Gina for sharing your Day in the Life with us!
If you want to see more Day in the Life photos and videos, be sure to check out our Instagram profile. There are highlights of each takeover at the top.