Homeschooling moms, sometimes we just need a little pick-me-up. I’ve been homeschooling for more than thirty years and still have more years to go! I love being there for my kids and facilitating their learning process, but sometimes I can get a bit frazzled.
If you know a homeschooling mom, here’s one thing you can do to make her week … send her a care package! I asked on Facebook what would you include in a gift basket for a homeschooling mom, and here are some of your great ideas.
List of my favorite homeschooling blogs, and a cute devotional journal. —Jennie
I would put in a gift card for a coffee shop. —Jackie
A book of encouraging quotes or scriptures; a gift card to her favorite coffee shop; some chocolate; my phone number and/or email address so she could contact me with questions, concerns, or to pray; possibly a small plaque for her wall or desk with words of encouragement about this calling to homeschool. —Wendy
Cartoons. Kleenex. Fancy colored pens. Coffee. —Jennifer
A voucher for a 90-minute weekly break…..time to get the groceries done and sit and think somewhere peaceful and inspirational… —Cath
Moms’ Night Out DVD, fun socks or fuzzy socks, a jar of encouraging advice verses, and quotes with instructions to pull out one card as needed. —Tamara
When my friend homeschooled her kiddos, I sent small gifts to her every week or so with an uplifting quote or Bible verse. —Rhinda
I had a friend give me dry-erase markers thick and thin in several colors and a pack of Sharpie markers. Loved that. —Angie
Children’s recipe book so they can cook together, and a list of helpful websites. —Rebbie
Amazon gift card, Earl Grey tea or chamomile tea, a warm blanket to cuddle on the couch with while reading aloud, chocolate or candy that she likes… —Martha
A personal laminator —Carly
A haircut and color gift certificate – or mani/pedi or facial….how about the works? —Natalie
The key for me is a few hours without kids. Love them. Need a break sometimes. —Cara
The Organized Homeschooler by Vicki Caruana, sticky flags for marking pages in multiple colors, bookmark, Mabel’s Labels Skinny Mini labels, Anthropologie coffee mug or glass, Tropical Traditions coconut oil and lavender lotion, ticket to THSC conference, personalized book stamp (these are a few of my favorite things) —Spritti
Gift card for Starbucks and mug, devotional and or journal, candy, teacher/mom bookmark or card, a list of books recommended for her kids. —Carrie
A framed print with this quote: “Your best is always good enough.” Also, a letter from me (or another grownup homeschooled kid) assuring her that in a few (maybe 10-20!) years her kids will look back and appreciate everything she poured into their lives. I know I do, thanks to my own amazing homeschooling mom! —Crystal Rae Nelson Morrissey
A Homeschool Lesson Planner, a supply of stickers and stars, red pens, Earplugs, and chocolate (the last two to be used in conjunction in times of desperation). —Judy
Coffee/tea, gift cards for school supplies, Amazon gift cards, offer an evening of childcare, journals/devotionals. —Sally
Excedrin for headaches, tea for calming, and prayers for patience. —Norma
A mug and teabags, a CD with relaxing music, a gift certificate for books for her, pencils and erasers, scissors and paint and clay, tablets and construction paper, books for the kids, a gift certificate to a teachers’ store, and a gift certificate to a Christian bookstore. —Rhonda
A homemade coupon book with coupons for a home-cooked meal for her family, a week’s worth of baked goods, a day of laundry service by me, and a day of subbing by me so she can go out alone for the day. —Debbie
What would you include in a care package (or want to be included)?
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