Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? If so, do you make them for your homeschool? This year I was making some resolutions and after I wrote one of them down, I had to laugh. I thought to myself “Only a homeschool parent would make that resolution”! (Keep reading to see what it is!)
Then, I thought it would be fun to see what other homeschool parents make as resolutions for their homeschools. So I asked!! Below is a small collection of homeschool resolutions from a variety of homeschool parents. I love the diversity! And, I would love for you to add your own at the end!
Resolution 1: Spend More 1:1 Time
“I work so much as a stay at home mom that most of the time my son is doing his schoolwork independently. My homeschool resolution is spending more time being present giving him more one-on-one time.” –Sharla Fossen, single homeschooling mom to my 14 year old son with ADHD & alopecia
To learn more about me and how I got started, check out my article “How I Became a Homeschool Mom.”
Resolution 2: Learn Greek
“I had planned on learning Latin with my daughter but alas it didn’t happen. For 2019, I resolve to learn Greek with my son this year.” –Sharon Rowley, homeschool mom of 2 ( ages 10 and 12)
Check out: Secret Life of Homeschoolers
Resolution 3: Name and Draw the Continents
“I would love for my children to be able to identify and draw correctly where every continent in the world belongs. Bonus if they can identify several main countries on that continent.” –Angela Taylor, homeschool mom to 4 highly entertaining children (ages 15, 13, 10, 6)
Check out: Schooling With Grace
Resolution 4: Visit Historic Places
“Our homeschool resolution is to visit five historically relevant places in 2019. We love history and this year we want to walk to through it! ” –Gwen Little, Homeschool Mom of one handsome and intelligent young man (age 15)
Check out: Geez Gwen
Resolution 5: Garden Study
“I have always wanted to incorporate more activities we do as part of life into our homeschooling plan. This year I am determined to write up a “garden study” to do in conjunction with the kids’ gardens! I think this will be a fabulous fit in the spring, since it is always so hard to stay indoors doing school work when the weather is turning nice outside!” –Joy Racicot, veteran homeschool mom of 21 years, with 13 remaining. 3 down, 3 to go!
This Kid’s Garden Planner is my easy start!: Kid’s Garden Planner
Resolution 6: Cultural Field Trips
“To make time for more field trips to the theater, ballet and the orchestra –because we can fit these things into our school day! ” –Terri Hedrick is a working, homeschooling, homesteading mom to two teenagers. She is a homeschool consultant and homeschool curriculum creator at Our Happy Medium Academy.
Check out: Our Happy Medium
Resolution 7: Heart, Attitude, and Character
“Every January I shake the dust off from the first half of the school year and trim all the fat out of our homeschooling. In 2019, I am looking for more opportunities to focus on the holy trinity of homeschooling our kids from the Inside Out: heart, attitude and character.” –Bekki Sayler, homeschool mom of five sons!!
Check out: Trust God with Kids
Resolution 8: Motivate My Child to Workout
“My New Year’s resolution is to motivate my 13-year-old autistic son to workout at least 3 days a week, 30 minutes per day.” –Deborah Hanyon, homeschool mom of one happy, creative boy who is 13
Here are some of the apps and tools I use to help me and my son achieve our fitness and nutrition goals. 5 Best Free Nutrition, Diet, Exercise Apps
Resolution 9: Identify 10 Trees
“My goal is to learn to identify 10 different trees so when we are on a nature walk, I can teach them to my children.” –Randi Smith, homeschool mom of two active boys
Here is how I plan to do it: Tree Nature Study for Beginners
Did you have some new ideas for homeschool resolutions as you were reading these? Please comment below and let us know what they were and keep the inspiration going!
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