The world feels like an especially complicated place lately. Stress and overwhelm seem like they’re the norm and homeschooling families are experiencing this intensity too. If you’re wondering how to homeschool during the holidays, you’re in the right place.
As I’m sitting here thinking about the upcoming holidays, all sorts of feelings are coming up. It’s 2020, the year that keeps shaking us to our core. Anything that can go wrong seems to be going wrong, and just when we feel we might be able to catch our breath and adjust to our new normal (whatever “normal” even means anymore!) another curve ball comes our way.
On top of simply trying to survive right now, how are we supposed to know how to homeschool during the holidays!?
Even before we experienced a global pandemic or knew what COVID-19 meant, the holidays have always been full of both excitement and stress. Add homeschooling to the mix and it can seem like we’re doomed to spend the season completely exhausted.
So if you’re feeling a bit upside down emotionally and wondering how to homeschool during the holidays, this post is for you!
How to Homeschool During the Holidays
Below, you’ll find some of my most helpful holiday resources. From tips on how to simplify the holidays, navigate seasonal blues and depression, and incorporate realistic self-care tips, I know you’ll find support!
I also have some great strategies for navigating those oh-so-awkward conversations about homeschooling that inevitably come up this time of year.
Finally, there are some fun holiday picture book recommendations too! If you celebrate Christmas and/or experience winter this time of year, you and your kiddos are sure to enjoy these delightful books!
Simple, realistic, practical!
Many of us struggle with our mental health during the holiday season. Maybe we’ve lost a loved one and we’re dealing with grief. Or financial stress may have hit us especially hard this year.
Stress, loneliness, anxiety, fatigue, depression… if you’re experiencing any of these things, this post offers plenty of support.
I know, I know, “self-care” can sound SO overused and cliche.
But the reality is that if we’re not prioritizing our self-care during the busy holiday season, we’re bound to experience burnout and resentment. This post offers 10 simple tips to help you prioritize your self-care this holiday season!
If you’ve found yourself feeling nervous thinking about possible questions and conversations related to homeschooling, this post lays out possible scenarios and appropriate responses as you navigate the holidays with immediate and extended family and friends.
The ideas in this post are simple, budget-friendly, and require little to no planning!
Throughout the days leading up to Christmas, these picture books are ideal for snuggling up and reading together as a family.
And finally, if you’re in the northern hemisphere and experiencing winter, these picture books offer plenty of magic and wonder.
To recap, here are the helpful resources I’ve mentioned to help with how to homeschool during the holidays
- How to Simplify the Holidays
- When the Holidays Feel Hard
- 10 Simple Holiday Self-Care Tips
- How to Survive Holiday Conversations About Homeschooling
- 5 Fun Things to do with Your Kids on Christmas Eve
- 10 Delightful Christmas Picture Books
- 10 Magical Picture Books to Celebrate Winter
While the holidays can often bring extra stress, making sure you’re armed with supportive and helpful tips can make a HUGE difference. Here’s to enjoying your family this holiday season without making yourself crazy!
If you have any other specific questions, let me know in the comments below!