My nephew and my mother had the following conversation the other day:
Nephew (6): Why don’t you have the new Skylander’s game for your Wii yet?
Grandma: Maybe I’ll get it for Christmas.
Nephew: Just put it on your list and you’ll get it.
Grandma: But I don’t have a list.
Nephew: Well get a piece of paper and a pen and make a list!
Do you remember the days when it was that simple? Make a list, send it off to Santa and bam! It arrives under the Christmas tree? I don’t remember ever being that confident in Santa’s abilities, but my kids and my nephew seem certain that it’s as simple as that.
What do I want for Christmas this year? What do homeschool mom’s want? Probably the same things most moms want: a day off! Beyond that? Here are my thoughts:
5 Gifts for a Homeschooling Mom
- Gift Coupons for help around the house, breakfast in bed, laundry service for a day (or week). This is a great gift for the kids to give to mom. You can find free printable coupon books that can easily be customized at Coupon Closet.
- A gift card to her favorite book store. Although most of us shop on Amazon often and have eReaders full of books, nothing beats wandering around a favorite bookstore with a large cup of coffee.
- Tickets to a Great Homeschool Convention. Homeschool moms need to get out and spend time with other moms and be inspired on this unique path by veteran home educators. You can get tickets here for the entire family, or send mom on her own for a girls weekend.
- An organizing system, calendar or planner. If she’s an old-school pen and paper planner (like me) she may like My Well Planned Day.
- A membership to (no, not a gym unless she specifically requests it) a meal planning site (like Plan to Eat), or a homeschool membership site that offers curriculum and support (like Homeschool Learning Network) . These things are little luxuries that every busy homeschooling mom can use.
Do you have a great gift idea (or wish) to share? I would love to hear what you want for Christmas. Tell me in the comments!