Professional development is essential for the homeschool mom.
10 Best Books for Homeschool Moms is always a popular post here on the blog.
I'd like to add a few more today.... these books have proven useful to me recently and I know you will love them, too!
Teaching From Rest: A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace
I enjoyed the first edition of Sarah Mackenzie's book, and can't wait to get the latest edition.
Everything about this book exudes PEACE and TRANQUILITY; it is designed to encourage and equip homeschool moms in very practical ways.
I'm also a huge fan of the Read Aloud Revival, also from Amongst Lovely Things.
This book, by Leigh Bortins, will spark your interest if you are a Classical homeschooler, or interested in the Classical method -- and homeschooling a high schooler!
Our family is deeply steeped in Classical education, and as a Classical Conversations mom I read anything by Leigh Bortins and enjoy it immensely.
When You Rise Up
When You Rise Up, a Covenental Approach to Homeschooling, is a book I read in just one sitting.
R.C. Sproul, Jr., reminds Christian parents of WHY we really homeschool, and what our goal as Christian homeschoolers should be. I found the book went closely along with the Classical education model, but at the same time reinforced to me that the MODEL of homeschooling isn't as important as the GOAL of our homeschool - to raise children who want to nurture and instruct their children in the ways of God.
This book is not a nuts and bolts homeschooling book. It is an inspirational, back to WHY WE HOMESCHOOL kind of book.
I enjoyed it very much.
The History of the Ancient, Medieval & Renaissance Worlds
The Big Book of Homeschool Ideas
This book is packed full of practical, easy to implement homeschool ideas.
It contains 103 topics for you to enjoy - and I'm happy to have authored the chapter about using LEGO bricks in your homeschool!
It's a good one to have on your shelf - for a rainy day or just as a great all-around homeschool resource.