Are you looking for a great way to record your homeschool day, plan, practice gratitude and get inspiration and encouragement? This gratitude for homeschool moms is perfect for you! “Remind Me Again Why I Do This” is full of inspiration, encouragement, places to record your triumphs, frustrations, reflect on your day, month and year!
Almost 3 years ago I had this idea for a book of encouragement and inspiration for homeschool moms. A daily reminder full of advice, inspiring quotes, and practical ideas from experts and other homeschoolers. I wanted to call it “Remind Me Again Why I Do This” because on those days when things are frustrating or difficult we need a boost and a reminder of why we are dedicating ourselves to educating our children at home.
I gathered a lot of information…talked to bunches of homeschool moms, but then I kind of stalled out. I wasn’t sure how to format it, how to bring it to market… so all I had gathered sat attached to a clipboard at the bottom of a pile on my desk.
Then just a few months ago, inspiration struck.
Why not create something that is not only full of encouragement from others but also where homeschool moms can record progress, practice gratitude, and write down the details of their day so that they gain encouragement from the work that they are doing and the progress their children are making?
So this encouraging and inspiring gratitude journal for homeschool moms was born!
I am so excited to share it with you!! I know from personal experience how much encouraging words from other homeschoolers can help, how focusing on gratitde can transform even the most frustrating day, and how recording what we’ve done each day can help us realize how much progress is truly being made in our homeschool!
Honestly I really wish I would have had something like this at the beginnning of our homeschool journey, having one for each year we’ve homeschooled would be amazing!
Here’s what this gratitude journal for homeschool moms includes-
Beginning of the year goals and ideas– a place to write down what you hope to accomplish this year, ideas, actvities and more!
Daily pages– I’ve included 180 daily pages (a typical school year) each with a different quote, idea, or encouragement. Each day has a place for what your children learned, what you’re thankful for, your plans for the next day, what fun or frustrations you encountered, what activities you did, and a place to record how you took care of yourself!
I think that self care for homeschool moms is super important so I included that section to remind you to take some time for you!
Monthly Reflection– At the end of each month there are pages to look back at the last 30 days and record the highlights, the fun, and what you will change for next month.
Yearly Reflection– A place to look back over your year and see how much you accomplished!
Reading logs for mom & kids– Pages to record what your kids read, and what you’ve read! I always forget what books I’ve read so I figured while I’m writing down my kid’s I can record mine too!
Field trip ideas/plans– Do you ever hear about a great field trip idea only to forget about it later? These pages have a place to write down the where, when, who, how much, and other details to plan great field trips!
I’ve also included some longer pages full of ideas and encouragement, and a list of blogs you’ll want to check out (many of them are quoted throughout the journal!)
Ready to get yours? Head over here to buy it!
Printing tips and tricks-
So this gratitude journal for homeschool moms is designed for you to print at home. Here’s a few tips to help the printing to go smoothly!
Consider investing in pre-punched paper. You can just print and insert it into your binder! (You can find it on Amazon or a local office supply store)
Print the first page for your cover leave the back blank. Then print all of your even pages, turn them over and print the odd ones. This will line up the pages in your journal for the best lay out.
Do a test page or 2 to make sure you know how your printer lines things up!
If printing the whole journal seems daunting you can just do a month at a time!
You can print the field trip, reading log, and any other pages you’d like multiple times if yours fill up!
This journal is perfect for any homeschool mom!
Although I arranged it in traditional months with 180 days you can organize your journal in whatever way works best for you! That is the beauty of being able to print it at home, rearrange the pages however suits your needs.
This journal is designed for any homeschooler regardless of belief. Since I am a secular homeschooler I wanted this journal to appeal to everyone! It is not religious, but inspiring and encouraging for any homeschool mom!
There is no right or wrong way to use it, you can write in the morning, before bed… whenever works best for you. You can add dividers or folders to keep samples of your child’s work or souvenirs from field trips.
Oh! And it comes in 3 different colors so that you can pick one that you love!
Get yours now! You can have it printed and ready to go in no time!
My hope is that it will serve as a place for you to be encouraged by the words of others but also by the progress you and your children make on your homeschool journey. I hope it is a place for you to be reminded again why you do this, where you can celebrate the amazing opportunity to teach your children at home!