No Distraction Homework Station

Today’s surprise isn’t all about a no distraction homework station; it’s a part of the Peeping Moms Back to School Tour.  And I know you love the Peeping Moms!  We’ll start first with the no distraction homework station.


No Distraction Homework Station by #backtoschool #peepingmoms


The older Stepson gets, and the more activities he is involved in, the more disciplined homework has to be.  In typical Army style, homework is run with military precision.  Every kid is different, and a no distraction zone works best in our home.  Sometimes, we do homework at the kitchen island, but this is the primary homework station.  It is a bare bones basic no frills homework station.


No Distraction Homework Station by #backtoschool #peepingmoms


The cork board was repurposed, and repainted.  The shelf was picked up super cheap at a yard sale.  It needs to be painted at some point.  Item #572 on my honey-do list.


No Distraction Homework Station by #backtoschool #peepingmoms


We keep an old school dictionary, along with workbooks on the shelf.  We also have one binder for Scouts (can’t get to Eagle without one!) and one binder for school.


No Distraction Homework Station by #backtoschool #peepingmoms


The desk was my Mother’s, and the chair I think goes back to my Grandmother.  Both pieces of furniture need to be refinished some day.  Some day.  Item #573 on my honey do list.


No Distraction Homework Station by #backtoschool #peepingmoms


We are all set for school!


No Distraction Homework Station by #backtoschool #peepingmoms


Let’s see what the Peeping Moms are up to…


Peeping Moms


 Family Study Space by Wonder Mom Wannabe


Study Space



Study Tour and Organizing by Organized 31


The Study Tour & Organizing v



Study Area by Feeding Big





I don’t know about you, but after all of that, I’m ready to fire up the abacus!  Hope you enjoyed the Peeping Moms tour of our study spaces.


Love, hugs, and sharpening a #2 pencil.




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18 comments on No Distraction Homework Station

  1. Cynthia L
    August 8, 2014 at 1:58 pm (8 months ago)

    What a great space. I think no distractions is a good idea. I can promise you I easily get distracted any where I sit! Love the chair and the desk and the memories that go along with them.

    • Holly
      August 11, 2014 at 7:13 am (8 months ago)

      Hi Cynthia – I try and figure out what works best and this is how we roll. So much fun being a Peeping Mom with you! Hugs, Holly

  2. Susan
    August 8, 2014 at 6:40 pm (8 months ago)

    How sweet that you’re using your mom’s desk and grandmother’s chair. You’re a smart stepmama to set up a study space without distractions. (hee hee, firing up the abacus made me chuckle.)

    • Holly
      August 11, 2014 at 7:14 am (8 months ago)

      Hi Susan – Always good for a chuckle or two! The space is adjacent to the kitchen so it’s easy to provide oversight and help when needed. Great to be a Peeping Mom with you! Hugs, Holly

  3. Rachel @ Craving some Creativity
    August 9, 2014 at 6:50 am (8 months ago)

    I need one of those no distraction spaces for myself and the blog. Except I would have the internet and that always distracts me, lol!

    • Holly
      August 11, 2014 at 7:17 am (8 months ago)

      Hi Rachel – too funny – blogging in and of itself is its own distraction LOL! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Holly

  4. Natasha in Oz
    August 9, 2014 at 8:36 pm (8 months ago)

    This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing all of these study spaces, I love the antique furniture!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

    • Holly
      August 11, 2014 at 7:23 am (8 months ago)

      Hi Natasha – Thank you so much, I love having the family treasures to pass along. Hugs, Holly

  5. Susen @ Dabbling Momma
    August 10, 2014 at 7:17 am (8 months ago)

    great work station! Looks like something we could so for my almost 9 year old! Stopping by from G’day Saturday link up!

    • Holly
      August 11, 2014 at 7:25 am (8 months ago)

      Hi Susen – Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs, Holly

  6. Judith Kowles
    August 10, 2014 at 9:27 pm (8 months ago)

    I love the no cluttered look of these study spaces. This is wonderful at least to start of studying. Great idea of sharing a glimpse into each other’s homes.

    • Holly
      August 11, 2014 at 7:26 am (8 months ago)

      Hi Judith – Half of the battle is learning what works best for your family, and proof by all of the different spaces you see. thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Holly

  7. Adrian
    August 11, 2014 at 10:52 pm (8 months ago)

    I think this is a great space. My ADHD teen needs a distraction-free space. Our big thing is (predictably) electronics. He can’t seem to bear to pick up a pencil without his music playing. And once he picks up his iPod to choose the music – or to fiddle with it, then it all goes to Hell. I just realize that I have a very bare-bones iPod Nano hanging around here. Maybe we’ll try that so we can separate the music from the distraction of texts, and the temptation of the Internet and YouTube. #SITSSharefest

    • Holly
      August 12, 2014 at 12:30 pm (8 months ago)

      Hi Adrian – When I was a kid, I did my best studying in front of the TV if you can belive it. Everyone is different and this is what seems to work best for us. Plus I’m right there cooking dinner if needed. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing! Hugs, Holly

  8. Deborah @
    August 12, 2014 at 9:57 pm (8 months ago)

    My husband is a teacher, and he is constantly frustrated by students’ lack of homework skills. Thanks for ensuring that your child is doing his homework, and the ‘distraction free’ zone is awesome!

    • Holly
      August 14, 2014 at 12:39 pm (8 months ago)

      Hi Deborah – Homework can still be a challenge, but this system does work best for our family. Thanks again for stopping by and hope to see you soon! Hugs, Holly

  9. CJ Huang
    August 15, 2014 at 8:01 pm (8 months ago)

    I’m thinking I need a workstation like that! Mine gets me distracted all too often (or maybe it’s just me). :P

    • Holly
      August 18, 2014 at 7:35 am (7 months ago)

      Hi CJ – I know, me too! Hugs, Holly


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