Back to School Giveaway!

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This week I’m teaming up with 35 other homeschool bloggers from iHomeschool Network to offer the ultimate Back to School Toolkit Giveaway. Woot! There are 35 basket giveaways and you can enter as many as you like. Each blogger is hosting their own giveaway.

Links to all basket giveaways:

(1) Back to School Toolkit from Milk and Cookies
(2)Back to School Toolkit from These Temporary Tents
(3)Back to School Toolkit from Spell Outloud
(4)Back to School Toolkit from Great Peace Academy
(5)Back to School Toolkit from Gricefully Homeschooling


(6) Back to School Toolkit from Raising Lifelong Learners
(7) Back to School Toolkit from WriteShop
(8) Back to School Toolkit from Preschoolers and Peace
(9) Back to School Toolkit from Starts at Eight
(10) Back to School Toolkit from Joyful Mothering


(11) Back to School Toolkit from Harrington Harmonies
(12) Back to School Toolkit from Ponder the Path
(13) Back to School Toolkit from Forever, For Always, No Matter What
(14) Back to School Toolkit from Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
(15) Back to School Toolkit from Habits for a Happy Home


(16) Back to School Toolkit from Curriculum Choice
(17) Back to School Toolkit from See Jamie Blog
(18) Back to School Toolkit from Beautiful Motherhood
(19) Back to School Toolkit from Sam’s Noggin
(20) Back to School Toolkit from This Reading Mama


(21) Back to School Toolkit from Teaching Mama
(22) Back to School Toolkit from Adorable Chaos
(23) Back to School Toolkit from The Pelsers
(24) Back to School Toolkit from Hodge Podge
(25) Back to School Toolkit from Sallie Borrink


(26) Back to School Toolkit from The Kennedy Adventures
(27) Back to School Toolkit from Flourish
(28) Back to School Toolkit from Our Journey Westward
(29) Back to School Toolkit from Meet Penny
(30) Back to School Toolkit from On Faith and Coffee


(31) Back to School Toolkit from Our Abundant Blessings
(32) Back to School Toolkit from Holistic Homeschooler
(33) Back to School Toolkit from The Encouraging Home
(34) Back to School Toolkit from Motherhood on a Dime
(35) Back to School Toolkit from The Homeschool Scientist


Here is what I’m giving away: Basket #10.

My Kit

Back to School Toolkit

This kit includes some of my favorites!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

CurrClick Open House


  1. Thanks so much for the chance to win!!!

  2. I was hoping to enter your basket giveaway, but I don’t tweet and I won’t be home for the Currclick open house. Oh well. I just wanted to say that your giveaway looks awesome! I am also an email subscriber if that gets me any points :)

  3. Dealing with all the moving pieces (8 kids!)

  4. I’ve heard great things about the ultimate homeschool planner!

  5. Trying to find time to get it all done.

  6. Jessica Smith says:

    Staying organized.

  7. Trying to figure out a time that works with a baby in the house! :)

  8. Andrea B says:

    Staying positive and enthusiastic all day is my biggest challenge.

  9. Jessica Doss says:

    Is this where you comment for the giveaway? If so…greatest challenge of homeschooling time management.

  10. NW Homesteader says:

    balancing 4 kids 5 and under and their academic needs

  11. Thanks for doing this giveaway! What a generous gesture by so many homeschool bloggers!

  12. Amanda Roach says:

    The biggest challenge of homeschooling I face is trying not to believe the lie that I can’t do this for my kids and I will somehow mess up.

  13. Staying balanced between too much school and too much fun :)

  14. My biggest challenge is that we move a lot. And we are now an overseas family. It is hard to meet other homeschoolers and have a group of like-minded people to encourage us.

  15. My biggest homeschool challenge is learning. This is the first year I will be homeschooling and I would love to win some of these baskets to help me get started! This is an adventure of a lifetime!

  16. This looks awesome! Would love to win!

  17. Looks like a great giveaway!

  18. Our biggest challenge is ministering to the whole person our children are: body, soul & spirit and being unbalanced in our approach of teaching.

  19. Gabrielle Dota says:

    My greatest challenge? Hmmm, probably finding the right balance of work with interest & play. I do follow state standards – we’re with a charter organization, but I try to be as flexible as I can in order to allow for my girls to follow their interests – favorite subjects, bunny trails, etc. Oh, and although we always *plan* for art, it never seems to get done. Those are probably my two biggest issues I’m going to work on this year!

  20. Greatest challenge, gee….probably keeping up with marking tests!! That and keeping my kids accountable to their daily goals(I need to make the time for it!)

  21. greatest challenge? balance…

  22. My greatest challenge is battling 2 autoimmune illnesses while trying to homeschool 6 kids.

  23. Nedra M. says:

    Greatest Challenge: This is our first year, so getting started and finding the right materials/curriculum for his learning style. And, having a 2-year-old running about.

  24. Most challenging aspect of homeschooling for me is figuring out what to do for science.

  25. my challenge is my little ones that are too little to focus on anything for long, but are too big to just sit and smile at me during school… :)

  26. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  27. Greatest challenge is keeping motivated for my last three children after homeschooling for 21 years!

  28. My biggest challenge is to balance schoolwork with all the other great academic opportunities that are out there! I want my kids to have access to all they need but, tend to fall into the trap of scheduling too much in our week and it throws EVERYTHING off.

  29. My biggest challenge is homeschooling what seems like 2 “only” children. They are almost 10 years apart so they are on very different levels and not interested in the same thing. I don’t mind having to design separate plans, I just wish they could do the things most homeschoolers do together. But it’s just not what our homeschooling is going to “look like”.

  30. My greatest challenge is homeschooling for my first year with a newborn and a little one with delays. Adventure!

  31. I love things like this.. Homeschooling is such a great opportunity to share with others and meet new people.. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

  32. We could definitely make use of these! Thanks.

  33. My biggest challenge is teaching reading. I dread it :(

  34. I am just starting with homeschooling, so I hope I don’t encounter too many challenges yet…ha!

  35. My biggest challenge is homeschooling with a two year old running around.

  36. Staying organized…

  37. My biggest struggle is discipling my children to have teachable spirits. They tend to already “know it all” and to make learning fun and engaging and not the public school style that I’m used to.

  38. Lynn Renander says:

    Staying organized .

  39. Leah Smith says:

    Self discipline to keep consistency in daily routines is difficult :)

  40. thinking that my kids will be prepared for college

  41. Angela Hall says:

    The greatest homeschool challenge is to keep myself going. To fight the sin of selfishness!

  42. Jennie R. says:

    Greatest challenge? Being consistent!

  43. Kim Soko says:

    What a great collection of encouraging books! I’d love to win this basket!

  44. Kristen W. says:

    My greatest homeschool challenge is Grammar. This is definitely my weak point.

  45. My greatest challenge is getting it all done with five children ages 2 months to 11 years old. Doesn’t seem like there are enough hours in the day! ;)

    Thanks for the chance!

  46. Stephanie S says:

    I don’t know yet. This will be my first year.

  47. Biggest challenge is being and remaining joyful.

  48. Time management :(
    This looks like a wonderful giveaway! Thanks!

  49. My biggest challenge is getting things actually accomplished. I get so overwhelmed with everything – school, housework, budgeting, cooking, etc. Some days we just barely survive.

  50. Finding a good rhythm for everything going on in our schedules!

  51. My greatest challenge is deciding where to start for our first year of formal instruction with our 5yo.

  52. Carlene Comer says:

    Greatest challenge, home schooling my grandson while working partime.

  53. Michelle says:

    Being consistant!

  54. What a great basket! Thanks

  55. zekesmom10 says:

    One of my boys has to get angry once every school session. Then he calms down and gets right to work. Frustrating. Thanks for the chance.

  56. Trying to make sure you are covering it all without overwhelming yourself or children!

  57. mellymomma says:

    Focus and organization. My toddler takes some focus away from the lesson sometimes.

  58. Angie M. says:

    My greatest challenge is my lack of structure and diligence.

  59. Teaching 5 different grades at once!

  60. Jennifer Garcia-Hicks says:

    Thanks for a chance to win!! Homeschooling 3 kids for the first time this fall! Very Excited!

  61. Barb S. says:

    Teaching writing, and keeping up with recordkeeping/grading.

  62. This year I will be homeschooling two instead of one, so time management is my biggest challenge right now.

  63. Thanks so much! Love your blog and your heart for God :)

  64. What a great giveaway!

  65. Balancing my 2 boys and keeping their interest.

  66. Thanks for sharing all of the amazing giveaways! My greatest homeschool challenge is schooling and working full time. It’s had to balance everything at times.

  67. What a great bunch of books. I would love to read them. I have 4 boys, 3 of which have special needs. They are all such a blessing. Thank you for your great set of giveaways. Fun!

  68. Having 3 teenagers that need to get organized.

  69. Love the basket and the blog hop!!

  70. Catherine says:

    Greatest challenge? Actually DOING what I have planned in the face of opposition from my two stubborn ones. Gets tiring.

  71. Housework is my biggest challenge.

  72. Jeanette M C says:

    Doing everything…school, housework, meals, kids, etc.

  73. My biggest challenge is finding time to work with all 5 of my kids each day without feeling like I failed at least one of them.

  74. britton says:

    Thanks for the chance to win:)

  75. Love this! My biggest homeschool challenge is teaching the ones in school while the little ones are running around. :-)

  76. Angela V says:

    Thanks for a chance to win!!

  77. Knowing when to switch my oldest to middle school.

  78. Sarah W. says:

    Greatest challenge is trying to keep everybody encouraged and not get frustrated, and keep the little content!! This is our first year of homeschooling and want to make it fun to learn! Thank you!!

  79. April Pachuta says:

    Greatest challenge is keeping everyone motivated each day!

  80. I think my greatest challenge is trying to balance everything. With three kids under five, it can be quite a juggling act some days!

  81. Christine says:

    Doing highschool with babies was my biggest challenge.

  82. biggest challenge… not getting overwhelmed by all the decisions!

  83. Stephanie O says:

    Great package. Staying motivated/encourage as a mom is sometimes tough.

  84. Christabelle says:

    Consistency is my biggest challenge! It’s so easy to get discouraged or distracted.

  85. Jessica P says:

    My biggest challenge is trying to encourage my son to not dread writing.

  86. The biggest challenge is staying balanced…being a great teacher AND mom, while being a good help meet for my husband, keeping up with the house and family obligations, staying active in the work of the church etc…

  87. Kaisee fielder says:

    Staying focused is my biggest challenge.

  88. Michelle says:

    My greatest challenge is having so many toddlers under age four. They deserve so much attention, but my school age kids require it. It is a constant battle to spread myself to everyone.
    Thanks for the giveaway. Neat, neat books!!

  89. Kristin says:

    This has been our first year homeschooling. The biggest challenge for me is changing our public school mindset and dealing with the questions. I know this was the best move and my children are happy and learning. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  90. Courtney says:

    Teaching my son with ADD and dyslexia.

  91. My greatest challenge this far, in prepping for our first official year of HS (kindergarten) is scheduling. Working through it though.

  92. Just trying to juggle everything!

  93. My greatest challenge is following through on the plans we’ve made!

  94. Shannon says:

    Well, I’ve only been homeschooling for a week now! But, so far my greatest challenge is keeping up with all the other stuff as well as school. And trying to convince my daughter that the projects are for HER to do and not for mommy to do. :-) She told me today “coloring is really, really, really, really hard. I need a treat after this.” :-)

  95. Danielle Hull says:

    Pulling off the plan I have on paper ;)

  96. Getting all the kiddos situated and going!

  97. Yemi-Greg Brown says:

    My greatest challenge is just staying the course. In the middle of every school year I see new curricula and get side tracked.

  98. My biggest challenge is planning and staying on task. There are so many distractions that take my attention away from doing school even when I want it to be my main priority everyday.

  99. Carrie Cooley says:

    My biggest challenge is finding the time to incorporate all of the material I wish to teach into my curriculum. There is so much out there that was not there when I was being homeschooled myself. I want my children to have more chances for learning than I had.

  100. JArmstrong says:

    The hardest thing about homeschooling for me is getting started, literally. I have a 4 and 2 year old.

  101. Brooke Irwin says:

    Trying to decide on the right curriculum…

  102. Tammy Jones says:

    My biggest challenge with my daughter(9) is math…she HATES it! Also, my son(11y) will be homeschooled this year for the first time and he just seems to want to “check out”.

  103. One of my greatest challenges with homeschooling is to remember to take time for myself once in awhile.

  104. Brooke Irwin says:

    I find it hard to get all my materials organized and ready to go!

  105. Christi Saragosa says:

    My biggest challenge is adapting work to Special Needs.

  106. Heather Bessman says:

    My biggest challenge is getting myself into gear in the morning, to get the kids in gear :-)

  107. What a great giveaway :)

  108. At this point in our homeschooling the biggest challenge is having a heart to continue…

  109. Trying to do everything and wanting to do everything but knowing we can’t!

  110. Getting started

  111. My biggest challenge is keeping the 3 younger non-school age quietly occupied in our 10 person-900 sq. foot home for any length of time!

  112. Elisabeth Parker says:

    Getting started, this is our first year homeschooling our girls, one will be starting preschool and the other starting Kindergarten. Please, please pray for us.

  113. Jessica says:

    Greatest challenge? Time management.

  114. Nikki Jackson says:

    My greatest challenge with homeschool is providing enough direction to keep my children focused, but also encouraging them to pursue their own interests.

  115. I would have to say keepin them on task!! My boys get “distracted” a lot and it has been our biggest challenge so far!!

  116. Our great challenge is time and getting in all the things I would like my daughter to learn and play!

  117. tabbitha says:

    Occupying my two, two and under while schooling 4 older ones. And finding big blocks of time for uninterrupted school time. Lots of choppy days with scattered classes here and there.

  118. My biggest challenge is dealing with complaining, but it’s getting better!

  119. I really like this giveaway. It would be wonderful to have some help as mom of three very young children. My greatest challenge of homeschooling is having two children under 2 under foot as I am doing school with my oldest.

  120. Tara S. says:

    My greatest challenge is staying focused. Its easy to remember all the errands, chores, work, etc that needs to be done and not focus on school as intensely as we should.

  121. Sonja A. says:

    My biggest challenge is not comparing our schooling with others; as it can be done soo easily. These basket gifts are sooo cute!

  122. staying motivated

  123. Brandy Croswhite says:

    Figuring out how to engage all four grades, K, 2, 5, and 8 this year, in the same subject matter, so I don’t loose their interest and end up having to teach four different blocks of science, history or whatever subject it is.

  124. Kristin Baxter says:

    Keeping my 3 yr old entertained while I’m working with my 11 yr old. And planning ahead of time! :)

  125. Bridget says:

    My biggest challenge is keeping my preschooler and toddler busy and out of trouble while homeschooling my older children.

  126. Angela S says:

    One of my children is difficult in many ways. Being with him all day makes homeschooling more challenging for me.

  127. Becca W says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Looking forward to the start of the new school year… Not looking forward to staying organized! It is a challenge when schooling 6

  128. missy g says:

    My greatest homeschooling challenge is keeping the peace

  129. My greatest homeschooling challenge is that my 5 year-old son is nonverbal and very defiant lately. It’s hard to keep him focused and to get him to follow directions.

  130. Alicia French says:

    My greatest challenge is for all of us, my 5 children and I, to stay on a regular schedule. Thank you.

  131. I’m really interested in Desperate by Sally Clarkson.

  132. kelly tillotson says:

    keeping my younger children occupied

  133. I would be so blessed by these books! They have been on my list for awhile!

  134. Em Walker says:

    My greatest challenge is homeschooling not one, but two special needs kiddos! It’s fun and a whole new level of challenging!

  135. getting organized!

  136. I LOVE Sally Clarkson and you’ve got some great books in there!

  137. The biggest challenge for me is keeping the littles positively engaged while working with the bigs.

  138. My greatest homeschool challenge this year would be maintaining records for two high school students.

  139. Trying to do too much and letting tasks become more important than relationships!

  140. Melissa says:

    what a great kit for moms, we definitely need something too

  141. My greatest challenge is bad attitudes in my children.

  142. Jemima Hoover says:

    Getting my children to stay at their lessons till they are done.

  143. Heather says:

    Thanks for putting together a basket and letting us know about the giveaway! Homeschool moms need all the help they can get sometimes! :) Thanks, Heather

  144. Heather says:

    I would say my greatest homeschool challenge is creating interest in subjects that my students have no interest in! Luckily right now there are only 2 things they seem to not really be interested in, but each day brings new challenges. No matter what comes my way, I try to just savor every moment with my children because they grow SO FAST!

  145. Ashley B says:

    For me it is managing all the world has to offer…which for me is fibromyalgia, military life, a lot of outside disapproval/skepticism about homeschooling, and being a beginner at this. :) thankful all I need is the faith of a mustard seed and a willing spirit. :)

  146. michelle h says:

    knowing how to start!

  147. Jessie G says:

    Making sure everyone gets everything done and the house is clan with dinner.

  148. My greatest homeschool challenge is keeping a schedule. I can make a great one, keeping it is the issue.

  149. This year I think my greatest challenge will be finances, generally speaking it is teaching creative writing to my reluctant writer.

  150. Chenell says:

    What a great giveaway!

  151. Thanks for the giveaway. I think my greatest challenge is keeping myself in the right frame of mind to be a cheerful, positive example for my children.

  152. Crystal says:

    Since I am going to be starting this fall I am going to have to say my biggest challenge is just having confidence that I can do this.

  153. Melanie S says:

    Homeschooling 5 kids from kindergarten through highschool during one school day

  154. Melissa says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway

  155. I think the biggest challenge this year will be keeping up with school for my 6 year old with a newborn (due in August) along with keeping up with the house, and taking care of our 4 and 2 year old!

  156. Becca W says:

    Staying organized is always hardest for us! Thanks for the chance to win

  157. Kathy Lundberg says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! Challenge is being consistent!

  158. time management!

  159. Holly Sweet says:

    My biggest challenge would have to be entertaining a 2 yr old while trying to teach ;)

  160. Virginia H. says:

    My biggest challenge is staying organized.

  161. Jennifer says:

    What a wonderful basket of gifts! My biggest challenge is staying on track with what I have planned. If we or I find something interesting to study we go off on a tangent and then 2 weeks later I’ll remember oh yeah while we were having fun we should have been finishing our first goals.

  162. Thanks for making this possible!

  163. Stephanie Brewer says:

    My greatest challenge is myself. It’s our first year homeschooling and I am terrified.

  164. My greatest challenge is using our time wisely!

  165. My greatest challenge is teaching 4 different children, with 4 different styles of learning and getting the right curriculum for each one every year.

  166. Jessica A. says:

    I find it a challenge in planning my year and getting organized but I’m praying and working on it :)

  167. Roxanna Alcantra says:

    Staying organized and using our time effectively!

  168. My greatest challenge is remembering to lean upon God for the grace and strength I need to meet the demands of each day.

  169. Juggling all the balls and not getting burnt out! Husbands crazy work schedule, the feisty 4 year old mainly.

  170. I am my own worst enemy! My greatest obstacle is me! :)

  171. amber brown says:

    I have 4 littles. All boys. This year im starting K and preschool. Its all new to me. So everything has really been challenging for me. But i would say choosing curriculum.

  172. Alicia Winkler says:

    Finding time! :)

  173. Being consistent is my challenge.

  174. Great Package! Greatest challenge? Probably Staying Focused on what is really important for my 3 girls’!

  175. Judith Martinez says:

    My greatest challenge is keeping up a routine with work and school (college) schedules for multiple big people disrupting school for the younger ones.

  176. Kendra Weigen says:

    My biggest challenge is keeping the different grades straight and keeping the kids motivated at the end of the school year.

  177. Sandy N says:

    Greatest homeschool challenge? Narrowing down a plan form all the options I find! <3

  178. Melissa says:

    My greatest challenge is staying motivated, and dealing with moving, and keeping everyone on task no matter where we are (we’re a military family)

  179. Melissa says:

    My greatest homeschool challenge is balancing all of the demands on my time. I so wish I could just homeschool and not have to worry about so many other things…my massage practice, volunteer responsibilities, taking care of extended family (with health needs), helping my husband with his accounting practice and trying to find time to take care of myself. It’s a real challenge!

  180. Greatest challenge is balancing my time planning and teaching a preschooler and fifth grader. Needless to say the preschooler can be quite demanding:)

  181. my greatest challenge is this is my first time doing homeschooling.

  182. heather says:

    thanks for the chance to win i will give to a friend if i win

  183. remembering that I can do this and do it well!!

  184. Wow, that is a lot of stuff being given away!! I have most of the books in your give-a-way,but I am going to check out some of the other ones. I am reading your book Blog Mom and I love it!!! Thank you for sharing with us!

  185. This kit is fantastic! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  186. AmyBeth says:

    Great giveaway!

  187. Thanks so much for such a great giveaway!
    God Bless

  188. Joy Scott says:

    Thanks for this opportunity! Wow, my greatest challenge… there are so many. My lack of consistency is a big one! It trickles down into so many areas of my life. I also currently lack a solid routine. I need to work on both of those!!

  189. Merry Jo says:

    Not trying to *do it all*! Thanks for the chance, BTW… :)

  190. Jennifer Dietz says:

    My greatest challenge is all the great options out there, it is so hard to choose!

  191. Really digging deep and following through…. many great plans are thought of but not all of them are fully carried out!! This basket is amazing… would love to win to glean all the wisdom and pass it to other friends, too!

  192. The biggest challenge…balancing it all… school, kids’ personalities, making dinner, commitments at church, working part time, giving my husband my full attention, keeping the bathroom clean… This basket looks a.m.a.z.i.n.g.

  193. Sally Clarkson is a gift to all moms. I have been so blessed by her blog. I would love to win some of her books!

  194. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  195. My greatest challenge is juggling all three children at once and giving each the attention they need.

  196. My biggest challenge is time management!

  197. jen thompson says:

    Fitting it all in and staying on track.

  198. Trying to keep everyone on task.

  199. My greatest challenge was feeling like I had no clue what I was doing. I didn’t have anyone to help lead me. I’m sure I went in circles numerous times. :)

  200. Amanda Pennington says:

    Deciding to do it! SOOO on the fence…

  201. Wanting to plan more than we can ever accomplish even if we schooled year round, 12 hours a day. There is just so much to learn and do!

  202. Casey Andrews says:

    This looks awesome

  203. My 2 yr old and 10 month old. LOL

  204. elizabeth says:

    My biggest challenge is keeping my little students interested in their studies with the constant distraction of older and younger siblings.

  205. Belinda Hardesty says:

    My biggest challenge is remembering that even if we don’t do it “perfect” that they are still learning (and there’s no such thing as perfect anyway).

  206. My biggest challenge is that my soon to be kindergartner reads at a middle school to high school level, and comprehends at that level, and knows he is smart, :) so it is hard to make sure that he learns the basic things to be able to build on it, and convincing him to not only do the things HE wants to do. :)
    Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  207. Teresa Rayburn says:

    I would love to win this!

  208. Samantha Wallace says:

    I could really use these resources as due to personal circumstances, I will be starting out Homeschooling for the first time with my almost 10 year old daughter and think I am going to need all the help I can get! So thank you for this opportunity to win. God Bless you X

  209. Felicia b says:

    Getting everything done! It’s too easy(and fun) to get sidetracked!

  210. Time management

  211. Your basket looks great! Thank you for the opportunity.

  212. Wow… Humm housework and trying to get learning time in with each child, all three kids under 5! Makes life interesting for sure;) Thank for the opportunity!

  213. My greatest challenge is the fact that my husband won’t let me homeschool my older kids. I only get to school them through preschool. Praying, praying, praying. This basket looks amazing. Things that would really speak to a mother’s heart!

  214. Julia M. says:

    So far our hardest challenge has been toddler attention span.

  215. Jennifer Hunt says:

    I am not a homeschool mom yet, but I am a homeschool grad who hopes to have the chance to home school my children in the future. Daughter is 16 months and son is due in 6 weeks. Hope God blessed us with even more. I love reading to our daughter and watching her start to learn more and more words. Just reading Mission of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson and can’t wait to read more!!

  216. Carol Graft says:

    Biggest challenge, not neglecting my 9yo son to focus on2 15yo girls, or vice versa. And to be more diligent and disciplined. One daughter says she wants to go to public school. :-( and to do all that without feeling pressure from the young adult children that still live in the house.

  217. This year my challenge will be moving to a new home in August and then welcoming Baby #7 in December!

  218. Christine Burgos-Gomez says:

    Great giveaway! My greatest challenge is believing that they are being taught “enough”.

  219. Heather Hoog Shoemake says:

    To remember WHY I homeschool….to be able to raise them in a safe place

  220. Jenny K. says:

    Biggest challenge is juggling homeschool, farm chores, home making (cooking, cleaning etc…) and what ever else comes our way! Some days it seems like nothing gets done if you know what I mean! :)

  221. Tiffanie h says:

    The organizing of everything and keeping my daughters attention

  222. Organization

  223. My greatest challenge is getting it all done with 4 children at different levels, and feeling like I have spent quality time with each of them.

  224. Biggest challenge is always time management. Never seems to be enough hours in a day!

  225. My greatest challenge this year will be homeschooling my special needs child along with keeping my 22 month old busy and occupied at the same time. Thank you for the chance to enter this giveaway!

  226. Leah Williams says:

    The difference in my kids’ ages. My oldest is 14 and my littlest is 2 months old.

  227. I posted, but my entry didn’t show up afterward, am I entered? Thank you.

  228. Trying to get homeschooling so many done with 2 younger children running around.

  229. Would love to win this encouraging basket!

  230. Blessed mommy of four ages five, three, two and four months. I’m excited and a bit nervous.

  231. Melanie Cammarata says:

    I would love to win this

  232. Cyndi N says:

    Organization is my biggest challenge :P

  233. Wendy Meijer says:

    getting in all we want to do !

  234. Michelle L. says:

    Our biggest challenge is getting started each day! We tend to want to lounge around, sleep late, and then blow off homeschooling many days of the week!

  235. Michelle Spahr says:

    I love homeschooling. My greatest challenge is not being too stuck to a schedule. I am a Type A personality, I like my schedule, but I know sometimes you just have to do what you can. Flexibility is needed!!! I am very much looking forward to this year! Thanks for this basket. I adore Sally Clarkson. What an inspiration she is.

  236. What a great basket. We could all us some encouragement.

  237. RejoicedOver says:

    Staying on task and getting started in the morning

  238. Melissa says:

    Being consistent and organized!

  239. Homeschooling my daughter with special needs and being opened minded to change to fit her needs.

  240. My biggest challenge is that I’m not as organized as I would like to be.

  241. jeannie says:

    Finding enough time

  242. Maureen says:

    Small space and organizing our homeschool supplies is always my biggest challenge!

  243. My greatest challenge is organization and patience. I’m thankful for His grace to get me through each day!

  244. My greatest challenge with homeschooling is that I have a child on the ASD spectrum. I have to remind myself constantly that all children learn differently, not just mine.

  245. Holly Brown says:

    Homeschooling is challenging for me because I’m just starting and I really have no idea what I’m doing or what I need to do.

  246. Stephanie White says:

    Our biggest homeschool challenge would probably be my daughters dog, lol. She is an attention hog so she has to be in one of our laps at all times. Another would probably trying to keep my daughter from getting bored too quickly.

  247. My greatest challenge (besides my challenging son…haha) would probably be getting started consistently on time in the mornings.

  248. Kristina says:

    Staying organized is hard for me.

  249. My greatest challenge is instilling a love for learning in my children so that after they graduate, they will have the desire and ability to always learn new things.

  250. Katherine says:

    My greatest challenge is winning the hearts of my kids. I have been so convicted of having character over curriculum in this next year. I’ve spent the last several years teaching all sorts of subjects but forgot the most important one…love.
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  251. My biggest challenge homeschooling is having patience!

  252. Jennifer says:

    My biggest challenge is figuring out how to teach the different learning styles.

  253. As we are just starting our homeschooling journey, our biggest challenge is finding a homeschooling style/method that fits us best.

  254. Consistency is my greatest challenge. I am raising a grandson who was dx’ed with autism in ’08 & a consistent routine makes things so much easier. :)

  255. My biggest homeschooling (or any, really) challenge is time management.

  256. Krista B. says:

    Making time for everyone individually.

  257. Christine says:

    This is great!

  258. Tracy H says:

    My greatest challenge right now is trying to teach my older children with a brand new baby

  259. My biggest challenge right now is all the distractions! With little ones it is hard for me to be able to give my oldest my full attention and for him to not get distracted by his brother and sister as well! It’s a challenge!

    By the way- this might be my favorite basket!

  260. Heather says:

    My biggest challenge is keeping on schedule and staying on budget.

  261. My biggest challenge is finding the best balance with my youngest son who was diagnosed with PDD-NOS, Dyspraxia, and Sensory Processing Disorder.

  262. Michelle S says:

    Entertaining my 3 year old! Thanks for the chance!!!

  263. MichelleH says:

    My biggest challenge is fitting in school and many outside activities without someone (kids OR me!) getting cranky.

  264. Angela Robbins says:

    Staying balanced, organized, and not overwhelmed!

  265. We’ll be starting our 1st year this fall, so I don’t really know yet, but I imagine it will be time management, patience, and organization… big deal, lol. Oh, and schooling 4 “big” kids (grades 8, 7, 4, and 1), with a 1 and 3 yo in the house too.

    ~ Mara

  266. Oh, and I forgot to say, I think your basket is my favorite so far — those Sally Clarkson books are on my “really want to read” list!! =)

  267. Checking every book written in by every kid, every day, is getting harder.

  268. Kristin G says:

    Biggest challenge… adding a 5th student this year, while keeping up with a 3yo too.

  269. Caro Vega says:

    The biggest challenge I face is balancing my time between a 7th grader a 6th grader a 4th grader a 3rd grader and a Preschooler, honestly I believe that my preschooler gets the worst part because I tend to leave her almost unschooled…. :S

  270. My greatest homeschool challenge is getting my son excited about other subjects besides math. Its weird to me because I hated math when I was young!

  271. My greatest challenge this year is middle school and upper elementary. We’ve had a rather erratic last few years and now we need to make sure we are completing and learning. We are adding so much more.

  272. Jennifer Ganley says:

    This would be great to have!! Hope to win!!

  273. Keeping track of all the paperwork our state (PA) requires!

  274. My biggest challenge is getting out of the way with my own desires and letting God lead the way! To Him be the glory!!

  275. What an awesome give away! Thanks for entering me into your drawing. ALL the Sally Clarkson books are on my want list.

  276. Laura sanders says:

    My greatest challenge is just staying organized and staying on a consistent, set schedule. Working on it!! Thank you for this giveaway!

  277. Keeping the little ones busy and out of everything.

  278. My biggest challenge right now is getting ready to start with my oldest.

  279. Amanda Burt says:

    My biggest challenge is getting my oldest to be independent and keeping my 2.5yr old out of trouble.

  280. A homeschool planner would be perfect for us. Thank you for sharing all this. Blessings.

  281. Stephanie Branch says:

    My biggest challenge will be balancing homeschooling my 6yo son, a 14 month old and working FT as a nurse. Whew! But you gotta do what you gotta do. :)

  282. Staying organized!

  283. Staying on schedule.

  284. Keeping school fun & trying to not be just like a public school experience.

  285. Julie Hooker says:

    Motivating my dd

  286. Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson are two of my favorite authors! This is a fantastic giveaway!

  287. Thanks for the chance to win!

  288. Planning for 6 kids.

  289. I am trying to implement my workboxes and planning to fit in 3 kids and a toddler. I have up to now been homeschooling just one…will be an interesting year!

  290. My biggest challenge is finding things kiddo won’t fight me on.

  291. danielle says:

    This will be my first year officially teaching multiple ages, so my biggest challenge will be staying organized and making sure everyone learns everything they need to.

  292. You asked what my biggest challenge in homeschooling is. Well our 5th daughter who will be two this weekend is a very active little girl. I know it will be very hard keeping her occupied as I try to teach her older sisters. Always remembering why I am doing this is also a challenge. I have to remind my self constantly that I have to ask God for help or I will never get through this. Also having girls that learn in such different ways is difficult. But that is another reason I homeschool so I can tailor to their learning style. Learning is not a one curriculum fits all sort of thing!!

    I am excited about the package of books you have offered. Looks like some great mommy support. Thanks

  293. My greatest challenge with homeschooling is remembering that there is life beyond learning! I love going through the process of researching and teaching my kids. I have to remind myself to pay attention to my wonderful husband and great friends! I am in the fourth year of homeschooling and am finally starting to balance it all.

  294. Gabreial W. says:

    My challenge is staying patient!

  295. My biggest challenge is always to stay organized…it’s not one of my gifts! lol

  296. I am going to guess that our greatest challenge once we start homeschooling is going to be my OCD. I am going to have to learn how to cope with that :/

  297. My greatest challenge lately has been schooling while dealing with prolonged sickness. The basket looks great.

  298. Finding balance while teaching two!

  299. Trying to juggle both grades that my kids are in!

  300. Jasmine says:

    Staying organized throughout the year

  301. I tend to not be very disciplined myself. If I have external discipline to keep me in check, I do well, but without that I struggle. So, that is my biggest challenge, to be disciplined and maintain consistency. Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

  302. My greatest homeschool challenge is staying motivated and organized.

  303. My greatest homeschool challenge is keeping records and papers organized!

  304. want this!@!

  305. Alycia A says:

    My greatest challenge is being consistent. i am a great planner, but my “stick to it” is broken. ;)

  306. Would love to win!

  307. Tiffany S says:

    My greatest challenge is that by October of this coming school year I will be juggling kindergarten with my oldest, preschool with my 3 1/2 year old, an 18 month old toddler and a newborn joining the family!

  308. Stephanie says:

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  309. Heather Bardin says:

    My biggest challenge? Consistency… in modeling Grace and virtue/godly character for these sweet girls I am privleged to encourage on their way to becoming incredible women of God… in schedule so that I don’t get sidetracked by the moments of life – you know, those opportunities to shine His holiness or fail, and model repentance. :)

  310. Stephanie says:

    My biggest challenge would be keeping my younger children entertained while we are working!

  311. Figuring out exactly what I’m doing! (I’m still quite new to this homeschooling adventure).

  312. Becky Rider says:

    I definitly struggle with the discipline of a routine. We are just getting ready for 1st grade and are going to need more set times and schedule.

  313. Consistancy for sure! It is hard to stay on top of it all:)

  314. Heather says:

    Organization and consistency! :)

  315. I love these giveaways.

  316. This is very cool!! would love to win

  317. Alisha b says:

    My biggest challange is keeping everyone on task. This year I will have a 6th grader, 2nd grader, K, and a small baby.

  318. My biggest challenge is juggling all 5 kids lessons, ages 11 to 4.

  319. Sarah L says:

    My greatest challenge is keeping my oldest special needs son on task!

  320. Trying not to compare my child to other’s children.

  321. What an awesome giveaway! My biggest challenge as a homeschooling mom is watching how things change year after year after year. We think we have things figured out…and then something happens to change it all. I think we started with the assumption that after we’d been doing it for a few years (this will be our 6th year) that we’d have things all figured out. Nope! It’s different challenges (and blessings!) every single year. :)

  322. teaching reading

  323. My greatest challenge: dyingto self daily…

  324. Rebecca Barry says:

    Getting and staying organized :(

  325. My biggest challenge is me! Self-discipline, organization, time keeping…

  326. jennifer says:

    just getting started.

  327. Megan Z says:

    Finding enough hours in the day!

  328. Debbie T says:

    What a GREAT basket of goodies! Wow – I can’t believe all these links! Thanks for participating and sharing the links with us!!!

  329. Debbie T says:

    We don’t homeschool, but I think the principles of homeschooling – being part of our children’s lives and guiding them in a proactive way – are essential to raising kids who love the Lord. I think it’s a challenge for me to keep my focus on my own relationship with the Lord when life is always so busy, so chaotic, so stressful, etc. I want to LIVE a life that points my kids to God, not just voice empty lectures and lessons that they tune out because it doesn’t jive with my actions. THAT’S my biggest challenge!

  330. Michelle W. says:

    Teaching diligence to my kids and staying patient.

  331. My greatest challenge is staying consistent.

  332. This is such a fantastic prize pack! :)
    Thank you for putting it together!

  333. Thanks so much for offering such an encouraging basket! Great to start the new school year with!

  334. Living in a tiny house is my biggest challenge.

  335. Responding to all the needs! There’s only one of me!!! :-)

  336. Lesley M. says:

    Just getting everything started. This is our first year, and I am super nervous!

  337. balancing it all

  338. Rollalyn says:

    Trying to pick the best resources and homeschooling at second-grader, a kindergartener, and a preschooler while tending to a newborn!

  339. I haven’t started yet. So I’m challenged by some doubt. Not a lot, but a bit.

  340. Multi grade teaching in an organized home

  341. Dorothy says:

    How to download it ALL! 4 kids and the house.

  342. Desiree says:

    My greatest challenge is motivating/encouraging the kids to get the work done when it is a subject they absolutely don’t want to do.

  343. Tiffany M says:

    My greatest challenge would be learning to teach 2 kids in different grades.

  344. Kelly Schmidt says:

    Teaching Trig and Calculus will be my biggest challenge.

  345. Laura Smith says:

    My biggest challenge right now is teaching my 5 year old how to read.

  346. Great giveaway. I love Sally Clarkson!

  347. I will be starting homeschooling in September for the first time with my three year old. So, right now it’s getting organized between choosing curriculum and setting up a schedule. I’m in the midst of doing lots of research!

  348. Finding the right curriculum to go with the right child, not all work for each kid.

  349. The scheduling nightmare!

  350. How fun! Got home from vacation just in time to register.

  351. I’m entering on behalf of a friend. Her biggest struggle had been finding curriculum that fits all her needs.

  352. Rachael says:

    This basket looks awesome! A lot of great books I’ve been wanting to read. Thanks for the opportunity!

  353. Tracy O. says:

    What a great giveaway!!

  354. Staying organized! :)

  355. Balancing homeschool, housework, and kid/personal time.

  356. Kristine says:

    Having enough energy due to some physical limitations.

  357. Tiffany Whalen says:

    What is your greatest homeschool challenge?
    -This is my first year homeschooling, so I would say that is my greatest challenge- not knowing what to do!

  358. Cari Britt says:

    My biggest challenge is keeping on top of everyone’s work.

  359. Greatest challenge is starting!! We are new=)

  360. Christie k says:

    Time management!!!!!!!!!!

  361. Aubrey Carey says:

    I don’t tweet, but I will look into the open house. I Love your blog, and love Sally Clarkson, want to read Desperate, so it would be awesome to win this!!;)

  362. This will be our first time to homeschool so the biggest challenge thus far has been deciding on a curriculum. I chose My Father’s World and I’m hoping it works well for us.

  363. Kristin k. says:

    It’s a tie between schooling with a toddler around and taking care of other projects around the house.

  364. Sherry Hutchins says:

    My biggest challenge is my kids attitudes toward being home. This is my 7th grader’s 2nd year and my other three kids first year home. They are not happy!

  365. Ashley Hoopes says:

    My biggest challenge is keeping track of my 1yr old son. Everytime I turn around he is into or on top of something. :)

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