Homeschool Mother’s Journal: April 25th

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Welcome to the April 25th 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 the following blogs to co-host the Homeschool Mother’s Journal Link-up: So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler?Contented at HomeThe Heart of MichelleAbundant Life and Vibrant Homeschooling.

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!


  • Finding Relief from Homeschool Burnout: How do you cope with homeschool burnout? What changes (if any) do you make about this time of year to breathe life back into your days? NextGen Homeschool author Rosanna Ward shares how she finds relief from homeschool burnout: Complete post here.
  • Must We Finish Our Curriculum? Do you feel compelled to check off every to-do in your curriculum’s lesson plan? Are you worried about being able to finish curriculum before the planned end to your homeschool year? What if you feel like you want to make changes before your curriculum package is completed? It’s a familiar spring dilemma: Must we finish our curriculum for the sake of finishing? Here’s my response.

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.