Category: Encouragement

20 Public School Things We Kissed Goodbye for Homeschooling

I think people feel a little bit sorry for me that I homeschool. I feel like they imagine this very stressful and suffocating existence, where I am never without my kids. I work tirelessly doing something that the government has offered to do for free. Truthfully, there are hard days. I have to figure out how to teach while my…

What Every Homeschool Mom Wishes You Would Stop Asking

Have you ever had someone ask you a question that was very rude…but it was asked in a really innocent and kind way? It can be rather shocking. And sadly it happens to me on the regular as a homeschool mom. Sometimes I find myself tongue tied and don’t even know how to respond. Well, that…

When the Homeschool Doubts Set in

Serious confession time: I had a period of real doubt about my decision to homeschool… just a couple of weeks ago. A homeschooling friend of mine told me that she nearly put all her kids in school (for the first time!) this past year because the school work had become so challenging. She said, “I can’t…

The Cautionary Tale of a Homeschool Mom who Tried to Quit Coffee

Have you ever come up with an idea that at the time you thought was genius…and then later on you realized it was the worst idea you ever had? Total flop? Epic disaster? Yep, that’s about how this worked out for me. I have been drinking coffee for almost 20 years. I still remember drinking a…