Homeschool Mother’s Journal: May 2nd

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Welcome to the May 2nd edition of The Homeschool Mother’s Journal at NextGen Homeschool! Join us by linking up your blog posts below and reading what other homeschooling mamas just like you are sharing this week.

HomeschoolMothersJournalNGHSWhat is The Homeschool Mother’s Journal? HMJ is a weekly (Saturday) blog link-up providing a place for homeschool mothers to share our hearts as we journey together.  NextGen Homeschool is joining host Alicia of Vibrant Homeschooling and the following blogs to provide the Homeschool Mother’s Journal Link-up each Saturday: Contented at HomeThe Heart of Michelle, and Abundant Life.

We are so thankful for each one of you stopping by! If you haven’t already, we’d love for you to like us on our Facebook page as we grow our community over there. We’d love to connect with you there as we will soon begin to share many of the wonderful posts linked up each week.

COMING SOON: We will be hosting a fabulous giveaway in May for Moms that link up to The Homeschool Mother’s Journal. Stay tuned and make sure to link up each week so you don’t miss out!

NEXTGEN HOMESCHOOL: ARE HOMESCHOOLERS CHEAP?

  •  Are homeschoolers cheap? Hopefully, we are frugal — not cheapskates! There’s a difference between being a good financial steward and avoiding paying a fair share of costs or expenses. NextGen Homeschool author Rosanna Ward shares why she thinks homeschoolers should strive to be frugal, but not at the expense of supporting those businesses that make our lives easier: Complete post here.

Now on to this week’s link-up…


Renée Gotcher is a wife, writer, editorial consultant, and home-educating mother of three daughters. She has been married for 26 years to her best friend Kenny, whom she met while attending Oral Roberts University in the early 90s. Renée was homeschooled during her last two years of high school and started homeschooling in 2010. A former journalist, she is currently editor of NextGen Homeschool and blogs on personal topics at A New Chapter. Her family lives in Castle Rock, Colorado.