July is a Good Month

July really is a good month for taking a break, having a rest, catching up with friends, being refreshed and generally having a change of pace. Both for you and for your children!

I took July off from homeschooling and from writing articles for Homeschool Family Life and that gave me time to catch up, and work on things like cleaning and tidying our home. It was a great feeling to see a tidy pantry and clean fridge. And I was glad to get out in the garden and make a difference there. Actually, what made it fun was having a little helper…

I need to do some more work on tidying the book shelves. And the windows are still waiting to be cleaned, but I have a sense of accomplishment and a feeling that things are back under control. It’s a peaceful feeling, and it’s a good head space to be in as we settle down for a couple of months of focusing on home education.

One thing I enjoyed in July was spending some time with friends, catching up on news and comparing parenting stories. We all need that social time, don’t we?  But as homeschooling parents, it can be difficult to get that adult social time and encouraging support we need.

One of the things I try to do, here at Homeschool Family Life, is offer that encouraging support to homeschooling parents. It’s not that there are no problems in homeschooling, but there are always solutions. (And a solution rarely involves sending your child to school.)

So let’s look forward together to some good times of learning with and alongside our children, over the coming months. And if you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email me and I will do my best to answer them here.

To encourage and help you get into gear, I am offering a 30% discount on my study guides and ebooks.  To get your discount, use this code at the checkout:


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By the way,  if you haven’t done already, please come and join me on Facebook, www.facebook.com/thebroadroom where I post at least one short message most weekday mornings. There are photos, quotes, links to interesting websites, short discussions or chats, book recommendations and tips on homeschooling. And for those who click on the ‘Like’ button, there is a freebie. 🙂

See you there.

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July is a Good Month — 2 Comments

  1. Thanks for the reminder to take a break! We took a week off in the middle of last term and it was so refreshing for us all. Our ‘holidays’ have been very busy with ministry commitments – I can see now that we need to look at having some refreshment as we get back into our studies. Often little things like an unexpected treat with morning tea or an extra reading of a good book together can lift everyone to get through the more challenging days 🙂 I look forward to tomorrow!

  2. As always, Stephanie gives us sound and very wise advice. I don’t always take it when I know I should. You are a real gem Stephanie. Thanks I look forward to reading more from you.
    Cheers Karen

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