You Can Do It Too {Giveaway}

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I’m so excited about this giveaway. I was honored to be part of the 25 + 1 families who share their story in You Can Do It Too!  I am in the process of reading this book & will post a review shortly.

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Not sure you could homeschool? This book is for you!

Afraid you don’t have the education or patience?  This book is for you!

Curious about what it looks like day-to-day?  This book is for you!

Overwhelmed by homeschool options? This book is for you!


You Can Do It Too! is a series of interviews with 25 + 1 homeschool families answering questions of ‘Why do you homeschool?’ ‘What does it look like?’ ‘How do you find what to teach? ‘What do your kids think?’ and much more. Our goal is to share with you the how’s and why’s – the successes and failures.

  “Ever wondered what it is really like to homeschool? Twenty-six families share the good, the bad, and the not-so-pretty things that can make up a homeschool lifestyle. Grab a cup of coffee and “chat” with these homeschool moms as you read the pages of this book. If you’re looking for picture perfect, you won’t find that here. What you will find are homeschool moms who honestly share the ups and downs of the homeschool life. Discover their joys, experiences, concerns, and why they don’t quit. Whether you’re a newbie, a veteran homeschooler, or somewhere in between, you’ll enjoy these candid looks at homeschooling.” ~Gena Suarez, Publisher, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC

This book isn’t:

This book isn’t a book comparing homeschool, public school, private school or other education options. We are not going to tell you what is best for you or your kids because we don’t know you or your options. The goal of this book is to let you see the nuts and bolts of what homeschool is and make sure you know it is an option for you.

My Suggestion To You:

Grab a copy of You Can Do It Too!  Read one chapter each week.  Choose 1 idea to implement in your homeschool the following week.  Don’t try to do it all!  Just one idea each week.  In 1/2 a year, you’ll have finished the book & implemented 25+1 ideas in your homeschool.

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  1. This is our first year homeschooling and man, has it been overwhelming! I think the number one thing I would say is that this is not school, so while we still need a schedule and routine, my expectations of how things were ‘supposed to” happen were so misconstrued! Relax and enjoy your children! 🙂

  2. The tip I would give another homeschooler is ~ don’t be too rigid! As my son’s needs and interests change, so does our curriculum.

  3. Ok, the highlight of our home school week this week is anytime I see one of my kids explaining something to another one. I’m loving watching that 🙂 This is our first year and I am really loving how they are getting so much closer and more accepting of each other.

  4. Thanks for sharing this giveaway! I would really encourage mommas to seek the Lord and His encouragement DAILY. Stuff will come up and make you feel like it’s not going well, but if we press in and continue the race, it will all be very well worth it!

  5. I am such a list maker. Especially the night before – write everything down, get out the workbooks / manipulatives, etc… all set up. This way depending on the “moods” we all get up in, if it is a little slow going – at least its all set up for us and we will get done what we can that day!

    1. Alison… Fantastic idea. I make my list in the morning as I’m reading my Bible. When something pops in my head, I write it down so I can forget about it and concentrate on my Bible.

  6. I have a 3 yr old, a Kindergartner, and 2nd grader and this is our first year homeschooling. I would say the best thing that happened to us this week was making homemade applesauce together using our Unit study for “A” apples. It was great to spend some time making something together and then me even realizing it wasn’t as hard as I always thought it would be making applesauce! My advice is to enjoy being with your children, make some great memories!

    1. Homemade applesauce sounds delicious. I never tried this with my own kids, so I am waiting for grandkids. I had someone say they made it in a crockpot. You are so right about enjoy & make memories.

  7. I think one of the hardest things to remember when homeschooling is to enjoy the kids 🙂 Remember that his is just a season and you will never get today back. Always ask God for his guidance in your day.

    1. Rachel,
      It is definitely just a season. My kids have graduated & one has married. Enjoy them while you can. I fondly remember my girls running to the back door when daddy came home from work. They were so cute at that age. . . and now I’m still enjoying them & think they are cute. But, I’ll never get back those days of 3 & 5 year old running to the back door for daddy. Thanks for sharing

  8. I would love to read this book to be more organized to homeschool but not easy because I’m in wheelchair!

  9. I would say don’t think that your children must be at a certain stage by a certain age & don’t, don’t, don’t rush them through the basics ~ take it slowly & make sure they understand because this is the foundation for their future education.
    This week we are on spring holidays so enjoying the time away from the books 🙂

    1. This is such a good reminder. Don’t Rush!
      It’s better for your kids to master concepts than rush through them. Thanks for the reminder, Renata.

  10. I have been homeschooling 14 years. I have learned so much and wish I could start over with the knowledge I have earned. HaHa I am still learning but one thing I know is that I could not do this without God. He makes all things possible. I do not have to be perfect for He fills in all my mistakes. I need to stay focused on Him and remember they are His children, It is His homeschool and His plans!!

    1. Wow…14 years! Congrats! You have done well & you are so right…He makes all things possible. Thanks for sharing

  11. Always looking for inspiration and ideas! When I first thought of homeschooling it was books like this that gave me confidence

    1. Jenny,
      It’s so encouraging to hear from other homeschool families. You are so right that these types of books are inspiring.

  12. Looks like a great book. Great to have something that encouragement along the way. Thanks you for helping homeschoolers in their journey Kerry.

  13. On our third year homeschooling and appreciate any encouragement I can get.

    Thanks for having the give-away,

  14. As the weather changes so do our homeschooling days. Just take them as they come, some how the truly important things get done.

  15. I’ve been homeschooling for 10 years, and every year I learn something new, something better. I’m always open to new ideas. I’d love to read this book.

    1. Tonya,
      I’m still learning about homeschooling. God is always encouraging us in ways that are better for our kids.

  16. My tip is that you make the curriculum fit the child instead of making the child fit the curriculum. Make some accommodations for his/her learning style.

    1. Susan,
      This is so important. One of the advantages of homeschooling is to let each child learn in his own style. Thanks for the reminder

  17. thanks for the chance to win this book, looks like a great read! We’ve been homeschooling for 5 years and love it, but always looking for ways to improve 🙂

  18. Ohhhhhh I’d love to win this!!!! We started homeschooling this year. All the options out there left me confused and over whelmed, so I’m making up my own curriculum. I’d love to read this!!!

    1. Erica,
      I’m impressed you are making up your own curriculum. That sounds like something I would do. This book offers a wide variety of approaches to homeschooling.

  19. I’m excited about the book and am sure I could learn from different families’ styles of homeschooling. sometimes I get so stuck in one way of doing things that I don’t know how to make adjustments to suit my kids. But I’m thanknful that times like these, God answers my cries for help. Suddenly, He refreshes me with new thoughts and ideas. Reading from the experiences of those who have gone before will certainly enrich the thoughts and ideas God can plant in my mind!

  20. This sounds like a great book. I like your idea of reading just one chapter a week, and trying just one new thing. Sometimes I get so caught up thinking about all the great options that I don’t focus as well on what will actually work best for my children. The best moments happen when I’m really tuned in to them, instead of just slogging through to get something done.

    1. Charlene,
      I can relate. When I read a great book, I have so many ideas to implement that nothing gets done. I thought one idea a week was doable.

  21. I’m new to homeschooling, but I’m learning how to adjust the way I do things so it works best for my son.

  22. I don’t have any tips because I haven’t started homeschooling yet. I am reading all the books I can to prepare for homeschooling my kids.

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