Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Unhurried Homeschooler: a simple, mercifully short book on homeschooling {review and giveaway}

{Disclaimer: I received a copy of this product in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions are my very own. This post contains my affiliate links. Thank you.}

Hello Friend,

I'm sharing a wonderful resource for you today, Homeschool Mama. 

Homeschooling is a wonderful, worthwhile pursuit, but many homeschool parents struggle with feelings of burnout and frustration. If you have ever felt this way, you’re not alone! Most of us need to be reminded of the “why” of homeschooling from time to time—but The Unhurried Homeschooler takes parents a step further and lifts the unnecessary burdens that many parents place on themselves.
Drawing on twenty years of homeschooling her eight children, Durenda Wilson gently reminds parents about the things that really matter, as she offers a clear portrait of what a life-giving home life can be during the homeschooling years. Reading The Unhurried Homeschooler is like having coffee with a trusted friend. You’ll be encouraged as you learn to do what God has put before you. This book will lighten your load while helping you learn how to raise life long learners and ENJOY the homeschool years with your kids.

Isn't it fun and so encouraging to read and learn from the home-educating Moms who have gone before us? The Unhurried Homeschooler, by Durenda Wilson, has been a delight to read. I found myself nodding in agreement, page after page. I think you will be blessed and encouraged by her experience and her advice. Don't be burdened by trying to "do school" the way the public school does it or even the way the homeschooling family down the street does it. There is so much freedom in homeschooling. Let Holy Spirit lead you. 

Guess what?! Durenda has kindly offered to give away a copy to one of my readers. Woohoo! See the Rafflecopter below to enter.

By the way, if you are burned out and discouraged, please feel free to email me {scarlettroyce(at)gmail(dot)(com)}, and I would be honoured to pray for you. We can do this, Mamas! We're in this together. Don't give up. God loves us and has a purpose for our lives and our individual homeschools. He will provide all that we need. Put your hope in Him.

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Blessings and love. xo


  1. We need to revamp the way we do chores--mornings are too crazy to get them done without me having to stand there and constantly remind.

  2. I second the comment about simplifying morning chores!

  3. Thanks for linking this post up at the #LMMLinkup. I'll add the giveaway to my roundup page.

  4. Thanks for linking this post up at the #LMMLinkup. I'll add the giveaway to my roundup page.

  5. We're in a pretty good place in our homeschool right now, but we definitely need to simplify our toy shelf. We've just got too much!

    I so appreciated the reminder to just let the Holy Spirit lead and stop comparing ourselves to others. I need to hear it over and over again.

    Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday this week!

  6. Hum? The way I deal if we have appointments. Dr. Appointments and such ruin the day. Last week was unproductive because we had so much other stuff to do.

  7. I would like to be able to deal with being off schedule. When life takes a surprise I seem to get everything unorganized and cannot get back on track. On those days I feel like I have given up and just end the day early or we don't get done what I would like. Also I would love revamping on my morning time with my little one. Otherwise I am in a good place and love everything, just getting off our routine throws me.

  8. Sounds like a cup of coffee and a crossaint for the soul. Would love to read it!

  9. Our schedule changes so much. I need to plan better for the days we aren't home.