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Homeschooling Day in the Life: Samantha, Homeschooling Mom to Two Kids, Living in the Midwest

Day in the life Samantha

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 Samantha, homeschooling mom to two kids, 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 Samantha

Meet Samantha

Samantha @samanthaecollin is originally from Michigan but has lived throughout the Midwest in Minnesota, Ohio, and now residing in Southeast – South Dakota! (which hopefully will be home for a long time!)

She is a wife to Dusty and a mother of two kids ages 7 and 4. Her husband was homeschooled in Arizona through the late 80s and 90s and she grew up attending a public school. Together their experiences bring a unique view to their homeschool vision!

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In her spare time, she loves to dabble in a wide range of hobbies that include (but aren’t limited to) – reading, photography, sewing, baking, cooking, gardening, walleye fishing, and spending time with her family!

Why We Homeschool

Why we homeschool Samantha

It didn’t take long for us to formulate our “why” and what homeschooling would mean to our family.

We wanted our home, family, and faith life to be the pinnacle of our children’s day-to-day and education. Our ultimate goal is their salvation and dependency on the Lord…that they will learn to know and love the Lord and ultimately put their life and trust in Him forever.

We wanted to ensure that those fragile and fleeting years that go by way too fast were spent with those who knew them best and could help nurture and feed their souls with the gospel.

It was MORE than just wanting to keep them out of the public school system. It was MORE than just wanting to know what they were learning and doing each day and having oversight over their curriculum.

Home-centered learning for us provides an avenue to disciple and educate our children. It creates a living and learning dynamic and environment designed by God for the purpose of raising our children to become disciples of Jesus.

Deuteronomy 6:7
Be sure to teach them to your children. Talk about these commands when you sit in your house and when you walk on the road. Talk about them when you lie down and when you get up.


“Home-centered learning is cooperating with God’s designer your family, home and children. It is an old model with a new face that is bringing freedom to home educating families. May you find that freedom in your home!”

– Sally and Clay Clarkson, Educating the Whole Hearted Child

Your Homeschool Space

Homeschool Space Samantha

Homeschool rooms are nice to have but they are not essential to a successful homeschool experience! You can homeschool pretty much anywhere – a camper or an RV, in the car, at your dining table, your living room floor, on the couch, outside on a blanket (and the list goes on). While having a space to organize and put all of the things is nice, it is not a homeschool essential. What is essential is your heart posture toward your homeschooling space and all of its imperfections. We’ve moved multiple times and have homeschooled at our kitchen table and counter, with books everywhere, left over lunch plates mixed in. And it was beautiful and some of the best homeschool memories our little family has shared together.

Thank You!

Thank you Samantha

Thank you all for hanging out with me today! I’d love to “meet” you – so stop by and say hi 👋🏻 over at @samanthaecollin

I pray you all have a beautiful rest of your homeschooling week and a restful weekend ahead.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. – Romans 15:13

Day in the life Samantha

Thank you Samantha for sharing your Day in the Life with us!

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