Resources for Working While Homeschooling at the Same Time

There’s a lot of information out there about working while homeschooling at the same time, especially in the wake of the developing COVID-19 pandemic.

But, for some of us more seasoned homeschoolers, not all of it passes the sniff test.

To help parents decide what’s worth reading and sharing—especially when it time to explore one’s options is limited, we’ve prepared a well-curated list.

Please be sure to stay tuned to the How to Work and Homeschool Facebook page as well, where we’ll be sharing out additional information to support families who find themselves suddenly working while homeschooling at the same time.

Note that there are six sections to this page: 
  • General information for Homeschool Families
  • Homeschooling High Schoolers
  • Homeschooling Middle Schoolers
  • Homeschooling Pre-K and Elementary Children
  • Homeschooling Special Needs Learners
  • Family Health and Wellness While Homeschooling

Balancing Work and Homeschool: Scheduling Tips

Mastering the art of balancing work alongside homeschool responsibilities takes time and practice. 

But where does a new-to-homeschooling parent or guardian begin? And what’s a poor grown up to do if they’ve got to ramp up fast—like, say, during a pandemic? 

They start by experimenting with schedules.

The key word in that sentence? Experimenting

Finding what fits for a family involves a fair amount of trial and error over time. In other words, homeschoolers are always tweaking their plans. Sometimes what works one year doesn’t work the next. And sometimes what works with one child (or household) doesn’t work for another. 

So, feel free to regard the following fundamentals as prompts to help you begin the experimentation process.