I am thoroughly convinced there are not enough hours in the day. Between homeschooling, ministry, and dinner that demands to be cooked it can be hard to find time. When I received the opportunity to read The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Daylight by Heidi St. John from Real Life Press I jumped on it.
What did I receive?
I received a hard copy of the book Daylight by Heidi St. John.
What did I think of it?
Over the last few weeks I have made time to read Daylight by Heidi St. John. The beginning of the book was stuff I have heard frequently but needed a refresher course in. Heidi talked about how clutter is the thief of a homeschooling family’s joy. This prompted me to gut a few of the rooms in the house and completely rework them discarding many items. The book really picked up for me in the second half. This is where I found the meat of it that really stuck with me.
The quote pictured above really stood out to me in this book. I love that she challenges homeschool moms to share each other’s burdens instead of soldiering through it alone. So often homeschool moms are challenged to be a super mom. That doesn’t leave much space for learning from other’s failures. I love that Heidi St. John challenged homeschool moms to embrace these learning experiences and use them to help others when we can. Some of the biggest lessons I have learned as a homeschool mom have come from someone sharing honestly about their failures.
I love this quote as well. It represents a huge truth communicated in this book. You really don’t have to do it all and be it all. I also really love Heidi St. John’s ability to be real and admit her shortcomings and weaknesses. This isn’t an I’m better than you book. This is a I have been right where you are book. She is very transparent about her failures and her struggles and that is beautiful to me. I think the homeschool community would thrive if we had more people being transparent about where they struggle.
If you are looking for an encouraging book filled with authenticity, helpful tips, and an occasional laugh this is the book for you. I really enjoyed it and I will be passing it on to other homeschool moms in my circle. It really is a great read. While she shares some helpful tips The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Daylight is not a heavy read. Whether you read it while waiting on your child to finish an assignment, hiding in the bedroom with a chocolate bar, or with a glass of tea on the back porch you are bound to glean something that will make your life better.
How much does it cost?
The e-book is only $10 on the Real Life Press site.
What other great items can I Buy from Real Life Press?
- Firmly Planted – These are a great set of e-books put together to help you dig deeper as a family into the bible.
- The Busy Mom’s Guide to Romance