Not sure what to get a homeschool mom for Christmas? There are some awesome tools out there to help a homeschool mom get her year off to a great start as well as gifts that can help them all year long. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
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Gift Ideas for Homeschool Moms
A registration to Great Homeschool Conventions, with speakers like Heidi St. John, Dr. Susan Wise Bauer, Linda Lacour Hobar (author of Mystery of History) and many more, this is a place of empowerment and encouragement for any homeschool mom. See the full line of speakers here.
Comb Binding Machine
Now this little
toy tool is used to bind your child's pages into a bound notebook so all the pages remain in tact. Or, you can use the Comb Binding Machine to bind eBooks that you find more helpful to be printed, such as The Preschool Journey; a full preschool curriculum only available as an eBook, but worth every penny to download and print based on the goodness packed into it.
I have owned my Scotch laminator for three years and use it often. It is an excellent way to preserve work and make activities more durable - especially those preschool activities. There is really no limit to how you can use this gem. It's a must for every homeschool family, and it is very affordable.
If you're looking to buy a planner, it's a good idea to know the needs of the person your buying for because planner needs are different from person to person. Some prefer electronic methods while others (like me) prefer to write it down.
For homeschool planning, my all time favorite planner is Debra Bell's Ultimate Homeschool Planner. One of it's best features is that it is not predated. So I can fill in the dates myself and tailor it for my homeschool year. Some moms prefer the Well Planned Day, which is also a very good planner. But, because it is dated, purchasing it mid-school year costs much of the planner to go to waste.
For everyday life, I use the Franklin Covey Blooms-Classic planning pages. Several years back I bought it complete with a leather case. Now I simply purchase the refills each year and it is worth every penny to help keep me organized everyday. Now, this is a bit of a bulky planner, so it's not one I typically travel with. I write down my homemaking duties and blog work in the daily pages. I use the calendar for planning out blog posts.
Educating the WholeHearted Child
My favorite, most detailed and thorough book on homeschooling I have ever read is Clay and Sally Clarkson's Educating the WholeHearted Child. It talks about everything from Home Nurture and Discipleship to Learning to Methods and making it all work in your family structure. It is nearly a 400 page book packed with direction and resources. It is my #1 go to book for homeschooling.