RAR #220: Essentialism for Homeschoolers

I want to help you think about what’s most essential in your homeschool. 

I’ve invited Kortney Garrison and Kara Anderson from the RAR team to chat with me about a favorite book when it comes to essentializing.

We’ve been talking and thinking about the book Essentialism by Greg McKeown a lot here at Read Aloud Revival, especially as it relates to homeschooling. We’re reading the book in our Mama Book Club in RAR Premium in January and I will tell you this book is easily one of the books I can say has changed my life.

That is not an exaggeration. I think Read Aloud Revival itself has been built on the principles in Essentialism. I’ve probably reread it a dozen times.This book has changed the way I’ve thought about my own life and maybe this is due to me being a mother to half a dozen kidsbut this idea of less but better really appeals to me. 

Today, Kortney, Kara, and I are going to dig into just the first chapter and how it relates to our homeschools.

In this episode, you’ll hear: 

  • Defining Essentialism and why the concept is so needed for homeschool parents
  • How doing less, but better can help us set priorities in our homeschools and avoid decision fatigue
  • How comparing your kids’ progress to the baseline, not the ideal, can give you a better perspective on your successes

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