12 Must Read Books for Homeschool Moms

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It doesn’t matter if you’ve been homeschooling your children from the beginning or if you are just getting started after pulling them out of traditional school, there’s always more to learn. As a homeschooling parent, you may sometimes feel less than prepared for the task of teaching your kids everything they need to know. In case that wasn’t enough, we are really busy as moms too! To help build confidence in your homeschooling abilities, here are 12 of my must read books for homeschool moms.

12 Must Read Books for Homeschool Moms


Books for Homeschool Moms


1. Honey for a Child’s Heart

If you are like me and desire strongly to raise children who deeply love books, then you NEED this fantastic resource.  Gladys Hunt first delves into just why it is so important to be mindful of what your children read and then broadens the horizons to explain how to implement your new knowledge.  She strongly encourages families to ditch the dependence on the electronic vices that infiltrate modern homes and turn to each other.



2. 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
Cathy Duffy is well know throughout the homeschool community for her thorough and trustworthy curriculum reviews. Whether you are a new homeschooler or a veteran, this book can provide a fabulous look into what curricula could work best for you and your family. It will help you compare by using your child’s learning styles and your educational approach to teaching.

3. Beyond Survival
Diana Waring is a pillar in the homeschool world, writing curriculum and homeschool helps for years. In this book, she uses her own experience as a homeschooling mother to offer advice and guidance to make the years spent educating your children meaningful beyond just the three Rs.



4. Educating the Wholehearted Child
If you are looking for a biblical base from which to run your homeschool, then this book might be helpful to you! Clay and Sally Clarkson give guidelines and advice on how to lay a solid foundation to set you up for years of homeschool success.

5. Home Learning Year by Year
Need a guide on what your children should learn, year by year? Rebecca Rupp’s book will help you do just that! From what subjects to cover and when to recommended resources, this is a comprehensive guide that has stood the test of time.

6. So You’re Thinking About Homeschooling
Many people don’t consider homeschooling because they think that it can’t possibly work within their family dynamics. Lisa Whelchel uses a story format to showcase several different family settings to show how homeschooling can not only work for almost anyone, but how it can make families thrive!


7. For the Children’s Sake
Using the teachings of Charlotte Mason, this book takes a look at how to make the early years really count for your children with a gentle approach. This is a great book to pull off the shelf to read before you begin each homeschooling year.

8. Charlotte Mason Companion
A modernized approach to the Charlotte Mason educational approach. If you desire to teach your children using this gentle method with a focus on literature and nature, this book is essential for your bookshelves.

9. The Well Trained Mind
This book should be on the shelf of every homeschooler. Even if the classical model isn’t what you choose to follow, this book offers thorough guidance on fantastic curriculum and teaches how to give your child a rigorous and comprehensive education at home.

10. Teaching from Rest

It is no small feat, educating your own children. It can sometimes feel as if you carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. This often makes teaching a stressful, anxiety ridden task for homeschooling parents. Sarah Mackenzie helps you to learn how to ease your own burden and teach from a state of rest to improve your homeschooling environment. A fantastic read for any homeschooling mama who may be feeling overwhelmed.


11. Teaching from Rest

This volume has been a staple on homeschool shelves for decades and rightfully so. It’s an amazing resource for any homeschooling parent who wishes to give their children an appreciation and education about the natural world around them.

12. The Three Rs

Ruth Beechick breaks down the three categories of reading, writing, and arithmetic, showing practical ways to teach these core subjects to our children. If you need guidance in ensuring that you don’t miss a beat with these instrumental subjects, this book will make a great reference for you during your homeschool career.


Those are my top 12 must read books for homeschool moms. What titles would you add to the list?


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