HS 166: Homeschool Planning for Pregnancy and a Newborn with Amy Roberts

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There is nothing that can more joyfully throw a homeschool year off balance than pregnancy and a new baby. Moms have so much to do already and now throw morning sickness, extreme fatigue, and a new born into the mix and homeschooling gets even harder.

Joining me today is mom of many Amy Roberts who knows a thing or two about homeschooling while pregnant and with a newborn. Amy gives us her best tips for planning a year that you know will be challenged by all these big changes. She is pulling out her best big family tips. Enjoy!

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HS 166: Homeschool Planning for Pregnancy and a Newborn with Amy Roberts

Homeschool Planning for Pregnancy Details:

00:56 About Amy’s family
03:02 What is year-round homeschooling?
05:58 A typical pregnancy for Amy
06:55 How Amy sets up her school year when she knows she is pregnant
07:45 The flexibility of homeschooling
09:20 Creating a plan so kids can work independently using tools like Evernote and Pinterest
11:45 Building habits of independence in your kids
14:57 What Amy doesn’t “front load” her homeschool work during the final weeks of pregnancy
19:53 Keeping the curriculum simple to give kids time to pursue their passions
20:36 What happens with a tough pregnancy or unexpected newborn situation?
22:16 How to accept help with a newborn.
26:05 The mom’s homeschool basket tool and how to use it when you have a newborn.
27:58 The effect of multiple pregnancies on the older kids’ education.
31:31 Amy’s favorite planning tools

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