Homeschool Mother’s Journal: August 1st

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Welcome to the August 1st edition of The Homeschool Mother’s Journal at NextGen Homeschool!

Can you believe it’s August already?!? Maybe you are ready for summer to be over, but I feel like summer was just getting into full swing. We just wrapped up four days of Colorado camping with two other families (and a total of 10 girls!) — and now I’m facing a month of back-to-homeschool activities on the calendar! Where did the summer go?

What about you? Are you ready to hit the books again and get back into your homeschool routine, or are you wishing you had another month of relaxing summer fun like I am?

Homeschool Mother's JournalJoin us this week by linking up your blog posts below and reading what other homeschooling mamas just like you are sharing this week.

Click here to learn more about The Homeschool Mother’s Journal.

We’d also love for you to join our Facebook community and get to know other homeschooling mamas just like you! We will also be sharing many of your wonderful posts on Facebook as well.

Sign up here and we’ll let you know each week when a new Homeschool Mother’s Journal is available!


Every Thursday from now through August 27, our co-host Vibrant Homeschooling will be featuring a movie (many of them ones your family probably also loves too) that your family can not only watch together, but enjoy related fun activities, crafts and more. Nine bloggers from other popular homeschooling blogs will be sharing their favorite movies, including NextGen Homeschool! Don’t miss it: Stay up to date with the series here.

This week, I’m sharing my family-focused review of Disney’s Chronicles of Narnia movie series, as well as three simple and engaging family activities to take these timeless classics beyond the big screen with your children. See my post here.


Thank you to everyone who shared last week on Homeschool Mother’s Journal! This week’s featured posts from last week’s link-up are:

Be sure to check out our Homeschool Mother’s Journal co-hostess: Alicia at Vibrant Homeschooling!

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.