Back to School Survival Manual: A Girlfriend's Guide to an Organized & Successful Homeschool Year
Everyone Needs Survival Gear. Especially Homeschool Moms.
No matter if it’s your first or your fourteenth year as a homeschooler, preparing for a new school year can be daunting and overwhelming. What do you do first? Where do you start?
That’s why the Back to School Survival Manual: A Girlfriend’s Guide to an Organized & Successful Homeschool Year is such an amazing resource.
Full of expert advice from a ten-year homeschool veteran, this casual, conversational book is like chatting with a girlfriend about how to:
- build self-confidence in your homeschool’s purpose and vision
- determine what supplies you have (and what you really need)
- learn practical tips for managing daily homeschool chaos and clutter
- discover how to create a realistic learning rhythm
- get powerful tips for daily homeschool success
The book also contains 30 pages of reproducible 8.5 x 11-inch checklists, charts and planning activities to use year-after-year!
You can also see me here chatting with Heidi of the While They Were Napping You Tube channel about the book:
Get a great start to your homeschool year with the expert, caring advice found in this book! It’s truly a must-have resource for all homeschool moms.
Praise from other homeschoolers about the book:
“The Back to School Survival Manual is a real treasure and should be in everyone’s arsenal of homeschool resources! One aspect of the book that really grabbed my attention was that she provided links in the digital text to the related topic. As you are reading about the specific topic, there are highlighted sentences that can be clicked on. You are then directed to a post that has pure relevance to the subject, thus, giving you full, in-depth knowledge of what she is discussing. It's a fabulous book!” –Brandy at Our Thrifty Home (full review)
“In this book Alicia doesn’t point fingers or tell you what you ‘must' do to homeschool with success. She simply gives you the tools that she carved out of her own blood, sweat, and tears! She does not paint an ideal homeschool world where every day is perfect. You come away feeling like it is okay to not have the “perfect” homeschool (whatever that is!). You feel encouraged and not alone. You know that Alicia has gone through all of this and survived—and you can too!” –Amy at Busy Boys Brigade (full review)
“Whether you’re a new homeschooler or a veteran, you need the guiding hand of an experienced, godly mom. You don’t want the woman who was seemingly born with Pinterest-worthy organization skills, because she wouldn’t be able to relate. You want advice from a real-life homeschooler, right? While I try to give that kind of advice on this blog, I have found a woman who has put the kind of advice I give into a book. Alicia has written The Back to School Survival Manual for homeschool moms like us.”–Melanie at Psycho With 6 (full review)
“Wouldn’t it be great to sit down and discuss how to have a successful homeschool year with a veteran homeschooler? I met Alicia recently, and I can honestly say that her new Back to School Survival Manual is the next best thing to having that real life conversation! From school supply check lists to printables to plan your day, this book has plenty of resources to help you start your school year off strong!” –Katie at Paradise Praises (full review)
“Alicia's gone and done it again with her new book! As a ten year veteran homeschool mom she understands us. Once I read the first page I didn’t put it down until I was done. What was funny is that I had been feeling so confident about my school year but once I read Alicia’s manual I realized that there were major areas of improvement I needed to take a look at. It was just what I needed…'a word at the right time.' Regardless of whether or not you’ve started your year, or whether or not you are a new homeschooler or a veteran, Alicia has something important to tell us and just the right way to say it.” –Lindsey at Nitty Gritty Homeschooling (full review) (Periscope broadcast that discusses the book–about 18 minutes in)
“In my years of homeschooling I’ve always started the year excited and ready to jump in to new things. Until this year. Honestly… I just wasn’t looking forward to it. I’m not burnt out, I’m just not excited like I used to be. I really needed something to inspire me. This book fit the bill. The first section, Laying a Firm Foundation, really spoke to me. Alicia writes in such a caring tone that you can’t help but think you’re just chatting with a friend.” –Tonia at The Sunny Patch (full review)
Grab a Discounted Book Copy with a Back to School Bundle!
You can also purchase the Back to School Survival Manual as part of several NEW Vibrant Homeschooling bundles, available exclusively at the Vibrant Homeschooling shop!