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Why We Don’t Homeschool Through the Holidays

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Hi there, friends!

I have been busy here on the home front… Christmas is sneaking up on me faster then ever this year!

One thing I haven’t been busy doing this holiday season is homeschooling. 

Not, we aren’t playing hooky.  🙂

A few years ago, our family tweaked our yearly school schedule and switched to year-round homeschooling.  That has been one of the best decisions we ever made as homeschooling parents!

I’m sharing about why we don’t homeschool through the holidays over at Hip Homeschool Moms today

Here’s a peek, or you can read the full article right here.

If you find yourself struggling to keep up with life as a homeschooling mom during this beautiful but BUSY season, I hope this post will help! 


We do have a lot more time to enjoy this season when we’re not so busy keeping up with our homeschool schedule, and in that sense, it is a leisurely break. 

If we want to spend an afternoon baking cookies, we do.

If we need to spend a morning shopping for gifts or wrapping presents or simply decorating our house for Christmas, we do.

In order to create margin in our yearly schedule for a long holiday break, we do school throughout the summer.

I don’t necessarily enjoy hitting the books while everyone else is enjoying free time, but it’s a worthy sacrifice, let me tell you!

I schedule at least eight weeks of school during the summer months, and that gives us plenty of wiggle room in our schedule for a break at the end of the year.

Do we still do educational activities during the holidays?  


Why We Don't Homeschool Through the Holidays | Kristy's Cottage blog

Read the full article over at Hip Homeschool Moms, where I’ve been honored to be a contributing writer this year.

If you’re a homeschooling mom, I’d love to connect with you over at my private group on Facebook- Homeschooling Moms at Kristy’s Cottage!

This group of about 150 homeschooling moms is a great place to find and share encouragement, ask questions, and just enjoy the support of like-minded women.  I’d love to have you join!


Blessings to each of you this weekend, my friends!

I’ll be back next week with two giveaways from my partners here at the blog, and peek at our Advent observances this year.


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