#BookTour – Homeschooling and Working While Shaping Amazing Learners; L. M. Preston

Book tour stop! Today I’m delighted to be the host for Homeschooling and Working, an How-To guide written by L.M. Preston.

First thing first, let me thank RABT Book Tour and the publisher, Phenomenal One Press, for providing me with an e-copy of this book. Much obliged *hat tip* 


Homeschooling and Working While Shaping Amazing Learners is a nuts to bolts guide for working parents who want to groom exceptional learners through the flexibility of homeschooling. Learn to juggle working and homeschooling your kids while maintaining your sanity. Also, use aspects of homeschooling for after schooling when traditional school isn’t working. Single parents are given options for executing homeschooling or after schooling methods that work in practical bits for the busy parent. Learn how to take your child from an average student to an exceptional student by exploring the possibilities shown in the section on acceleration of learning. From pre-K to homeschooling college, open your eyes to the many options in flexibility this approach to learning can give. You can homeschool and work to shape amazing learners by exploring the possibilities.

Non-fiction, how-to
402 pages
Phenomenal One Press
Publication date: 20/06/19
Purchase links 



Cover: Cute! I like it.

Homeschooling my kid has always been a dream of mine. There are many reasons behind it; unfortunately, there are other reasons that prevent me from following that route. I won’t go into details here, as this is not the right place. Suffice to say, I envy those families who started their homeschooling journey.

… maybe someday.

Anyway, being unable to HS my kid doesn’t mean refraining from reading about it. I asked to review Homeschooling and Working because I was hoping to find useful tips for us too; Kid goes to a great school, but no matter – there’s always room for improvement, right?

Homeschooling and Working is split into four different sections plus a series of appendices, detailing everything parents and kids need to know beforehand.   

Preston’s writing is clear and concise, her suggestions on point: I found some neat general advice—Child’s learning style and personality type above all—and great ones for those in our same situation. HS during the weekends and after-schooling contain recommendations I will implement soon. 

Homeschooling and Working is also a good tool regarding expectations. More often than not, they need to be adjusted; a recalibration from Ideal to Reality might be a tough one to swallow, and I’m glad Preston didn’t pull any punches.

Flaws, Homeschooling and Working is maybe too US-centric. There are parts I could have skipped altogether, because the documentations, laws, and schedules are too different. Say, here it’s illegal to leave a child alone in their own house before they’re fourteen, while it seems to be acceptable for a few hours in the US. If you’re from this side of the pond, keep that in mind.

All in all, an interesting and inspiring book.


LM Preston is an author, engineer, former college professor, and working mother who’s been married for over twenty-five years. She homeschooled 3 of her 4 children from elementary school and beyond while she and her husband worked outside their home. Three of her kids graduated with degrees by the age of 17 years old.

Her blog: http://homeschoolandwork.blogspot.com/ details her homeschooling while working journey.

Contact Links

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