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Homeschooling at the Speed of Life: Balancing Home, School, and Family in the Real World

3.52  ·  Rating Details  ·  80 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
What should I do next; grade the math test or tackle the laundry? Homeschooling at the Speed of Life gives busy homeschooling mothers a thoughtfully thorough resource for bringing order back to their home. In tune with today’s pace, the book provides basic home-management principles, teaching parents how to de-clutter their homes, develop life skills in their children, tam ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by B&H Books (first published March 31st 2007)
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Jun 12, 2008 Michelle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: homeschooling
Great book, Biblical ideas and advice on organizing enough to keep things straight without making everyone nuts. Nice CD of forms included. Loved the definition of organization in this book. This one's a keeper.
Feb 11, 2010 Shannon rated it it was ok
This book was a disappointment. As I try to prepare for homeschooling, I am concerned about learning how to balance managing my home, caring for my two daughters who will continue to attend public school and educating my eldest daughter. Homeschooling at the Speed of Life sounded like a book that would begin to help me address some of these issues. Instead, it was more of a primer on organization. And while my home is not consistently or uniformly organized, if I wanted a book on organization, t ...more
Jul 06, 2010 Janaleefish rated it liked it
Helpful in how to stay organized. Perfect for anyone needing a plan to organize around homeschooling. Everything is in the perspective of a homeschooling mom with a bunch of kids around all day. I borrowed this from the library and it included a CD of forms in PDF format. I got irritated witht he format of the pages. Nearly every page had a quote about organization smack dab in the middle of the page in huge type. It necame very distracting and broke up the reading. If I wanted to read quotes I ...more
Jun 14, 2014 Tracy rated it it was ok
Nothing new here....
Sep 30, 2014 Amy rated it it was ok
Shelves: homeschooling
big print, quote on every page, not much useful content. encouraging, but not very practical.
Stacey Daze
Nov 26, 2007 Stacey Daze rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: homeschoolers
Shelves: non-fiction
Whether you are beginning or in the middle of your homeschooling period, Marilyn Rockett has wonderful advice for you in this book. I loved the way she presented the information, and while I skimmed the parts that I didn't need, I still got much useful information from the book. The forms in the back were wonderful, though I am a form junky!
Aug 02, 2012 Katie rated it did not like it
If you are not uber christian, then this book will be impossible to read or even skim for small nuggets of helpful information. The author really should have put the word "Christian " in the title since that accounts for about 50% of the content.
Sep 15, 2009 Jenifer rated it really liked it
Focusing on the point that no one person can do everything.....this book is a great way to put life in perspective when you're homeschooling your children. An easy read for those with limited spare time! A great resource for any homeschooling mom.
Jan 24, 2011 Julie added it
I enjoyed this book. I am going to be a homeschooling mom this fall. The book was able to provide ideas on balance. The pdf cd that came with it provided a lot of great forms.
Jun 06, 2013 Michelle rated it liked it
This book was okay. There are a lot more books out there with better information and easier reading.
Apr 28, 2012 Shannon rated it liked it
Shelves: homeschool
Alternately inspiring and guilt producing. I need to go back through & do the exercises.
Adrienne Furness
Recommended for libraries with sizable strongly Christian homeschooling populations.
Mar 29, 2010 Jenny rated it it was ok
Shelves: education
This was a birthday gift from my mil. So far I it is holding my interest...
Sep 14, 2011 Ginny rated it it was ok
Shelves: homeschooling
This book was more about home organization than homeschooling.
Hannah Kartagener
Jan 20, 2011 Hannah Kartagener rated it liked it
Some good practical tips and ideas. Encouraging words as well.
May 25, 2010 Tiffany rated it really liked it
Loved it....and the CD-Rom to print out forms!
Oct 01, 2011 Michelle rated it really liked it
Good organization tips.
Feb 13, 2013 Laura rated it it was amazing
Liked it! Very helpful!
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