Homeschool Day in the Life: Tawnya, homeschooling mom to four with a passion for planning
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 Tawnya, homeschooling mom to four kids, who has a passion for helping other homeschooling moms learn how to effectively plan their days.
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.
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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!
Tawnya @happy.planned.homeschool lives in Central California with her husband and four children. They love the outdoors and family game nights, and are currently in their seventh year of homeschooling.
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She has a passion for eclectic homeschooling and Tawnya loves to share with others how planning can help you to have a happy homeschool.
Tawnya truly believes that as homeschool moms we are all in this together and we need each other! Homeschooling doesn’t have to be done alone.
Bible + Breakfast
Good Morning Learning Well Community! Welcome to our Bible in breakfast time. This is our equivalent to a morning basket and this is our current stack of devotions and morning read alouds. It changes through out the year, but I will have to say this stack is my favorite from this year.
Meet the Family
My husband and I are high school sweethearts and have been together for over fifteen years. Married 13 come July 2021. Our oldest is Lilly, she is 10 and in the 5th grade. She is our baker in the family and ourbookworm. We have Austin our only son currently who is 9, about the 3rd grade level and my tinker kid. He can seriously make anything and is so creative. Dilynn is our quiet kid with the biggest smile, at age 6 in kinder/1st grade. Emersyn who I am holding is 4 and by far our wildest child we have. I love her adventurous side and she is scared of nothing.
This time of the day is where we all need a little time away from each other and go our separate ways. I spend a lot of time with my littles. My bigs know they can politely interrupt at anytime with questions.
Quiet time doesn’t happen everyday. Wednesday’s are our no appointment days, whereas Tuesdays and Thursdays we have speech and math classes and less table schooling gets done.
When we can get this quiet time I love to take the time to read for me. I get laundry done and or do a quick house pick up. Sometimes I prep for dinner if I need to.
My bigs read their independent readers or a book of their choice, while my littles who are 4 and 6 will still nap most of the time. I think cause we only do “lay down” quiet time 2-3 times a week is the reason they still nap most of the time.
I do honestly love to plan. I am a type A personality, Enneagram 1, and love all things planning. However please hear me out when I say planning doesn’t always have to look the same. Planning to me is my inspiration for the future. My dream for my day. My way to get things done.
Planning, like life, comes in seasons and not all seasons look the same. There have been seasons where I have had multiple planners and there have been seasons where I have had no planners at all.
There’s a quote by Walt Disney that says, “All your dreams could come true, if you have the courage to pursue them!” That’s how I look at planning. It is my pursuit of my dreams. And when the school year is over or the physical year, I then have a memory book of what that year looked like.
Evening Bike Ride
Ending the night on a walk/bike ride with the family. I had a blast sharing the day with you! Ending the night on walks is always a great way to wind down, for not only the kids but for my mental health as well.
Thank you so much to Tawnya for sharing your family’s day with us!
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