So over the next few months, I am really hoping to integrate some of my real life into this blog. I have realized very quickly that I am NOT a fashion blogger in any way shape or form. However, I am a natural mom and I also am a homeschooling mom. I hope to share some of my passions on here for those things soon! I also love to decorate my home and find cute functional pieces. While I wouldn’t say my style is true farmhouse, I definitely love some of the farmhouse elements.
I was homeschooled myself from 2nd grade through graduation, This year, I just started homeschooling my own daughter. We started in July so that we could do year-round schooling. This gives us the flexibility to take more time off in the fall and spring when the weather is gorgeous. Then we can do school in some of the summer months when no one really wants to be outside in the heat. One thing I learned through my years of being homeschooled, is that homeschool rooms rarely work (note that I said RARELY, some moms do find them helpful and actually love a homeschool room set up). My mom had a homeschool room but we never really used. I decided to completely bypass the idea. I knew that we would probably do most of our school work on the kitchen table so I wanted something that would hold the books in close proximity.
I did some searching for some consoles and I came up empty. Most of them had glass doors (which would show all the books through them), or they were $800! No thanks! So I had this console made by a local business nearby. It is actually based off of this Ana White design (with some slight modifications).
It has been the perfect addition to our home! I added the baskets from Amazon here. They hold all the markers, stickers, flash cards, paints, etc. Inside the cabinets is our mess of books. We also added an adjustable shelf inside so that we would have more space.
You can see here how close it is to our kitchen table. It makes it super easy to get out the books in the morning and put them back when we are done.
What do you think? How do you homeschool? Do you use a homeschool room?
Side note: Are you a mom wanting to homeschool but haven’t had the courage to dive in? If so, please reach out to me! It has kind of been my mission lately to inspire women to do what they are called to do! I think women in many ways are called to educate their children. Let me inspire to you make the leap because you will find it worth it a thousand times over!