Homeschooling Day in the Life: Rian, Homeschooling Mom to Four Boys in the Midwest

Day in the Life Rian

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 Rian, homeschooling mom to four boys, living in the Midwest.

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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Meet Rian

Meet Rian

Rian from @momma.on.mission is a Midwest girl living the dream she never knew she wanted. A wife for 16 years and counting, momma to 4 busy boys, and an 11 year homeschooler, Rian loves all things FAMILY.

Whether at home, serving at church, or chauffeuring her boys around, Rian is on mission to glorify the Lord in the midst of the chaos.

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Good Morning!

Good Morning Rian

Hello Learning Well Community! Rian here from @momma.on.mission. I’m so glad to bring you along for a day in our homeschool life. I’m currently schooling my 4 boys ages 12, 9, 5, and 1.

Wednesday is one of our busier days so you’ll get to see us schooling along side other activities. We’re also recovering from a stomach bug AND pink eye around here 🥴 so things are kind of a wreck. But I hope you see today that homeschooling is a beautiful journey even when it looks nothing like a lot of the beautifully curated homeschool snapshots we often see. (Hence the unmade bed and unfolded clean laundry behind me 😆)


Mornings Rian

Mornings start at 6am for momma, usually with coffee and scripture. Right now I’m doing the Bible Reading Challenge through Christ Kirk and also started a study of Psalms.

My two oldest boys take turns making breakfast and eat around 7:30. The littles join as they wake up.

The “bigs” like to read while eating and for a little while after so I can bathe the littles. Typically movement time is after that: a walk or a workout video. But Wednesdays are pickle ball days! Some ladies from church offered lessons to my boys and they love it!

Morning Time

We always start our school day with morning time. But on Wednesdays that happens in the afternoon after pickleball lessons. This is time for memory work, Bible, and history. We do it outside as often as possible. The big kids sit and listen as the baby plays in the grass.

Today we brought it inside halfway through as it was crazy humid! So everyone kept their hands busy with blocks, Beyblades, and painting while I read. It was a huge mess, but totally enjoyable and everyone learned something.

Working With Multiple Kids

While I do preschool with the 5 year old, my biggest boys do their independent work. This consists of their math, handwriting, spelling, devotions, and assigned reading.

The baby naps at this time… and fights it…every. Single. Time. 🤪 But then sleeps two or more hours.

Working With My Older Kids

Working With Older Kids

For our final learning block of the day I work with my oldest two for their math and language arts. Today it was just math because we skipped LA and science to do pickleball and go out for lunch.

While I work with one the other will either play outside or with little brother and then we switch. Today my 5 year old opted to play an educational game on the Switch after his school.

I love the flexibility we have to manipulate or schedule day by day to suit our needs. I double love all the time my kids get in the fresh air and with each other!!


Evenings Rian

Wednesday evenings are sandwich nights. We have to be out the door by 6 to take the kids to discipleship class and get ourselves to small group. It’s a busy but super fulfilling and edifying night…even in the pouring rain. The church, God’s people, doing real life together with intentionality is such a blessing.

Family Worship Time

Each night ends with family worship time. We read scripture, sing a song, and pray together. It’s not always the convenient thing to do but we set alarms on our phones to remind us to do it daily because it’s that important and something I want my kids to fondly remember long after they leave my home.

And yes, the kitchen got clean and the bed got made…. But that basket of laundry has yet to be folded… 🤷🏼‍♀️

Goodnight Learning Well Community! It was fun sharing our day with you!


Day in the Life Rian

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.

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