Help for the Time Pressured Homeschool Mom!

To kick-start your week, we want to share a video Teri did to encourage moms. Let’s face it. Homeschool moms have a ton on their plate. Teri’s experienced what it’s like to homeschool multiple grades, manage babies and toddlers, and still keep the house in order. Those days weren’t easy, but the Lord gave her grace and creativity to fit in what she needed to do.

Please share this video with others you think would enjoy it. Just click the little paper airplane icon in the upper right of the video.

“I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children,
guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary
to speak reproachfully.”
1 Timothy 5:14

23 thoughts on “Help for the Time Pressured Homeschool Mom!”

  1. Teri,
    I watched this video when it was sent with the Moms Corner email. It was very encouraging. Please make more! 🙂 Thank you so much for all you do to encourage familes in Christ.


  2. Thank you Mrs. Maxwell, I very much enjoyed this video. Although I am not currently homeschooling, it has been on my heart recently.

  3. I have never commented before but have to share how encouraging this video was for me. It was like you were speaking to me! I even teared up at one point!! As a mom with children in private school, do you think Managers of the Home would be applicable? I also have a wide spread in ages of children- many older- would the chore book be useful with older children? Thank you again!

    1. AC, thank you for sharing. Moms with children in public and private school tell us that Managers of Their Homes is practical and helpful for them. They just have a different schedule during school hours than the homeschool mom does. Yep, Managers of Their Chores is useful for older children too. They might not need an actual ChorePack, but you can use those for the younger children. Then after you have developed your chore plan, you print the ChorePack checklist for your older children’s chore lists. If they don’t work well with the checklist, have them use a ChorePack until they are dependable with chores and then let them try again with just the checklist.

  4. Thatkyou for the video post. Your blog posts and materials shared are always inspiring and encouraging! I will pray to that God will bless you abundantly for your generosity in sharing your experience with others!

  5. I was so thankful to receive this video in the Mom’s Corner email. I cannot express how much it blessed, encouraged and inspired me, and it came at exactly the moment I needed it. It truly felt like a gift, thank you! I am a mom of three and have been homeschooling for ten years. Terri’s sweet heart for the Lord and her encouragement, wisdom, and direction have been a life-giving source to me from the beginning of our homeschooling adventure. I go back to her books every year, and when things are get challenging with school and homemaking, they are so helpful in getting my heart and mind back on track. In every book and testimony and talk, I hear her pointing me to Jesus, and I have learned that I can do all things through Christ. And then, with the practical tools she gives to work everything out, we are able to move forward with more peaceful productive days. Thank you!!

    1. Oh Amy, what a joy to read your comment. The Lord has done so much for me, and it is a blessing beyond measure to be able to pass that on to other moms in the homeschooling trenches!

  6. I watched this video in 10 minute increments as I had the time, and was greatly encouraged. As a mom of 5, (and with one on the way!), I value your advice and wisdom from your years of experience. I often feel I’m on the treadmill. But I got the push to try climbing a mountain instead! I so want that fruit of looking back and feeling accomplished! Thank you Mrs. Maxwell!

    1. Sure! Just click on the little paper airplane button, then the right blue button that shows < />, and that contains the embed code you can use to put it in your blog post.


  7. Thank you! Although I have been homeschooling for 17 years now, I still found this to be helpful and motivating – good reminders for starting off the new year!

    It is very true what you said about actually being at home! So many of the young moms (I’m 55 so no longer fit in that category) rush to enter their children in every activity possible, worrying that their children will not have enough “social” time. And of course they burn out. One of the nicest things about homeschooling is simply being home! When I look back, the memories that really stand out are memories of us playing in the backyard, reading aloud, baking together, etc. Our extracurricular activities are not the memories that we treasure, although those activities seemed so important at the time.

    So, moms, pick and choose meaningful outside activities, but don’t let those activities “rule” your week or steal your peace.

    1. Mrs. S, that’s a powerful and beautiful testimony from your own personal experience as you are moving into different stages of life. I hope young moms heed your counsel.

  8. So encouraging, thank you. It appeared on the blog just when I needed to watch and listen to the message. God has truly blessed you with the ability to encourage and equip others to do His work.

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