Homeschool Mom Must Haves

by | Aug 12, 2019 | Homeschool Mom Helps

Last Updated Apr 4, 2024
The Necessities

These homeschool mom must-haves are what I consider to be the necessities, you guys!

Homeschool Mommin’ Supplies

Playing the homeschool mom game can be tough sometimes, you guys!

That said, I keep a few essential items on hand that help me get through the tough days and soar through the good days.

These are what I consider to be my must-have homeschool supplies for the homeschool mom.

Homeschool Mom Must Haves

While I’d love to say I always have it all together, I don’t.

As a busy work-from-home homeschool mom of 3, I get overwhelmed all too often.

Homeschool Mom Must Haves

I’m always spending my time, my energy, and my money on the kids, our home, and our homeschool.

So, that’s why this list is so important to me, you guys!

I hope you can take a step back and evaluate your homeschool needs by reading through my list of essentials.

These homeschool mom must-haves have allowed me to focus on bettering myself as well as our homeschool.

Check them out!

Homeschool Mom Self-Care Items

I know this can be a touchy subject in the mom world (especially on social media) but I don’t even care, you guys!

Self-care is essential to life.

Yup, I said it.

Homeschool Mom Self-Care

In all seriousness, you can’t fill your child’s cup when yours is always empty.

This is why self-care items are at the top of my homeschool mom must-haves list!

While your version of self-care may differ from mine, these are a few of my favorite tools to lean on during our homeschool day!

  • Cozy blanket
  • Scripture journal
  • Heat pack
  • Special treats
  • Coffee mug

While I know some of these things may seem like everyday staples in your home already, they are the things I lean on to keep me sane, you guys!

When I preach self-care to my friends, family, and followers I’m preaching daily maintenance for one’s person, not a $1,000 day at the spa because let’s be honest, that simply isn’t realistic for most of us!

The Self-Care Habit

Aside from the listed items above, I do a few things each day to keep me grounded and whole.

From my daily shower and dressing like an actual human to reading scripture in bed with my first cup of coffee.

Taking time to create a simple, yet functioning self-care routine is essential for homeschool moms and there truly should be no guilt here!

So, purchase a cozy blanket that’s all yours, utilize an electric heat pack for the aches and pains that come from everyday life, and spend time being still during your homeschool day!

I call this the self-care habit.

Creating a Self-Care Habit

One of the easiest ways to create this habit is by having a planned quiet time each day.

Send your kiddos to their bedrooms or set up activity stations in a common area.

Then, take a few minutes to catch your breath.

Mom Hack Items

Ok, I had to toss this in here because there are just some things in life that make this whole Mom life thing easier, homeschooling or not.

That said, I have specific 2 mom hacks I often lean on during homeschool days.

  • Travel coffee mugs
  • Walkie Talkies

First up, the travel coffee mug.

This hack has saved me time and time again, you guys.

Coffee Hack for Moms

As an avid coffee drinker who’s both clumsy and doesn’t like lukewarm (or cold) coffee, utilizing a travel coffee mug at home on homeschool days is a no-brainer.

Plus, it’s my go-to cup when we take homeschooling to the library or zoo!

My second favorite hack is utilizing walkie-talkies in our homeschool and on the go.

Using these tools in our homeschool has been life-changing, you guys!

Homeschool Mom Art Supplies

While self-care and Mom hacks are important for every homeschool mom, this is the real deal, you guys!

Keeping your own stash of art supplies away from little hands is so important.

Whether you are super artsy or you simply like to plan your homeschool year with a little style and flair, having your own pens is ideal.

These are my top homeschool mom arty supply must-haves.

  • Fine point pens
  • Brush pens
  • Scissors
  • Stickers

While your art supply stash may include things like watercolor paints or other crafty items, my stockpile basically includes pens, pens, and more pens.

Homeschool Mom Art Supplies

I love journaling, planning, doodling, and writing.

So, naturally, I have a good collection of brush pens for my creative moments and fine-point pens for my planning and writing.

That said, I also have my own stash of high-quality colored pencils as well.

My kiddos are not allowed to use these items and it feels so good, you guys!

While I love them to the moon and back, my kids simply aren’t gentle or responsible enough for me to share and I’m ok with that.

Yup, I said what I said. 

Functional Office Items

Last, but certainly not least, functional office items.

These are some of my favorite homeschool mom must-haves, you guys!

  • Good working laptop
  • Budget-friendly printer
  • High-quality binding machine
  • Laminator
  • Monthly planner
  • Paperwork organization tools
  • Rolling carts

Ok, so this list is totally longer than the rest (and for good reason).

I use so many of these things on a daily basis, it’s not even funny.

That said, if you tend to buy most of your homeschool curriculum in physical format you may not need all of these things.

Homeschool Mom Must Have Office Supplies

While I utilize my laptop for work, I also use it to download a good portion of our homeschool curriculum.

Then, I use our awesome printer to print off 12 weeks’ worth of lessons at a time.

I bind some with our binding machine and sort the rest using our file folder system.

Another favored office item I love to have on hand is rolling carts.

I seriously use these for so many things, you guys!

From homeschool supplies to Mom’s supplies.

Staying Organized Using Rolling Carts & Caddies

My personal cart (the white one above) holds all my art supplies, planner, and journaling stuff.

Over time as our homeschool systems have changed, rolling carts have always and will always be a useful tool in our home.

For example, when I originally wrote this post we lived in a traditional 2,400 sq ft home and I had always had carts stationed in either our living room, kitchen, or home office while we lived there.

Now, we full-time RV, and guess what? We still use rolling carts in our tiny home on wheels!

They really are that good, you guys!

Additional Homeschool Mom Must Haves

Do you know what else every homeschool mom needs? A good support system.

Sometimes that system is solely made up of like-minded homeschool mom friends, while other times it’s simply having a supportive spouse at home.

Either way, homeschool moms can tackle this journey so much easier when they get the help, love, and support they need.

Whether you are homeschooling your first year or are a 20-year veteran, don’t be afraid to ask for help and seek healthy companion ship and support from others!

You’ve got this, mama!

Homeschool Mom Must Haves

Meet the Author

Life & Homeschool Author

Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

Just a Note…

Thanks for checking out the homeschool mom helps portion of the blog! 

This is where you will find simple encouragement from a homeschool mom that has been there a time or two herself.

I hope you found this article helpful and come back to visit again soon!

Want to connect on social media?

You can find all of our social accounts below!

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Don’t forget to check out our Facebook group too!

This group is open to all homeschool moms.

Whether you are already knee-deep in your homeschool journey or just dipping your toes in — all homeschool moms are welcome!

Looking forward to connecting! Simply Be Wild & Free Life + Homeschool Blog

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Meet the Author

Life & Homeschool Author

Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

Just a Note…

Thanks for checking out the homeschool mom helps portion of the blog! 

This is where you will find simple encouragement from a homeschool mom that has been there a time or two herself.

I hope you found this article helpful and come back to visit again soon!

Want to connect on social media?

You can find all of our social accounts below!

FacebookInstagramPinterest

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook group too!

This group is open to all homeschool moms.

Whether you are already knee-deep in your homeschool journey or just dipping your toes in — all homeschool moms are welcome!

Looking forward to connecting! Simply Be Wild & Free Life + Homeschool Blog

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