How To Combat Loneliness As A Homeschool Mom


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Do you wish you had more friends as a homeschool mom? Over my two decades of homeschooling, loneliness was a recurring problem. This is The Homeschool Sanity Show, the episode where I discuss how to combat loneliness as a homeschool mom.

Hey, homeschoolers! I’m going to confess that I have sometimes envied moms who have dozens of homeschooling friends through their church, co-op, or activities. Although I had several close friends for the majority of my homeschooling, they graduated their students, moved, or quit homeschooling–leaving me lonely. I struggled more than once with loneliness in these latter years. But I have learned a lot that I want to share with you if you’re in a similar situation.

First, I want to say that if you’re lonely it’s not you.


-co-ops, activities

-smart phones


Second, be open to unexpected options.

-retired homeschool moms

-older women not homeschooling

-friendships through activities

Third, remember that it’s not about you.

-God wants to meet your needs

-But your purpose is to be a friend to others

-God may be using your loneliness to get you out of your comfort zone

Action Steps to Combat Loneliness

-Start a group or Bible study

-Take a class

-Ask people about themselves, even if they’re staring at a phone

-Ask someone to come over or to go out for coffee

-Have a party

-Meet up with an online friend

-Read or listen to Find Your People by Jennie Allen (link on Homeschool Sanity)


My prayer is that you will overcome loneliness to find joy in relationships again.

Have a happy homeschool week!

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