Milspouse Matters Episode 36 with Claire Wood
If you suddenly find yourself in charge of supervising your kids’ schooling due to the coronavirus pandemic, this episode is for you!
This week, Jen talks to Claire Wood, who is both a teacher and a homeschooling mom. Claire shares some great tips about ‘temporary schooling from home,’ including managing expectations, how to stay flexible while complying with what your school requires, keeping rhythms vs. worrying about tight schedules, tips to keep kids motivated, boredom busters, and more.
Whether you’re homeschooling solo, trying to manage work from home along with home education, or only temporarily homeschooling, you’ll find tips to make the days easier. Biggest reminder: this is not a normal time, so don’t be so hard on yourself! We also talk about homeschooling while your military member is deployed or not available, and the importance of finding in-real-life support as a military spouse.
Claire Wood is a proud military spouse, homeschooling mom, writer, and podcaster. She calls home anywhere the Army sends her. Claire loves reading, writing, getting outdoors, and hosting friends in her home. Her book Mission Ready Marriage is available on Amazon. She co-hosts a weekly podcast with her Milspo Gurus partner Kellie: Advice Not Given that can be found on your favorite podcast player. She shares her personal life at www.elizabethclairewood.com.
Free resources from Claire:
So You Think You Want to Homeschool
10 Tips for Peaceful Temporary Homeschooling
More resources for your military life:
- Connect with Milspouse Matters on Instagram
- Christian Military Spouse Facebook Group
- Find the complete Milspouse Matters show archive and listen to every episode
Get Jen’s book, You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse.
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