I used to review curriculum, now I create it

#63 Confessions of a Curriculum Junkie

Someone, somewhere out there, is going to be offended by my title. And if you are offended by my title, you will MOST definitely be offended by my examples in today’s podcast episode. Addicted to curriculum, something we laugh about and yet something that can have serious damaging effects on our homeschool journey: discontent, lack of joy, overwhelm, lack of motivation, feelings of failure, and more! I don’t say it lightly, to be honest I think we are all addicted to something in some way or another. Maybe shopping, maybe cleaning (kind of wish that was me), maybe control, maybe being needed. Every one of us has something deep inside of us that wants more in some capacity. It is both a flaw in our humanity but also, a root of how God created us to be.

Today’s episode is really about more than just buying too many books (in typical Rebecca rant fashion), it is about seeking more in life and running after all that God has for you. It is about finding the balance between looking forward and embracing today. No, not addiction, but not settling or stifling yourself either!

If you like today’s podcast, please comment below, or hit subscribe or give a rating on iTunes. And stay tuned for Wednesday’s Godcast when I’ll be going full out preacher on you and talking about what God is laying on my heart lately.

Links mentioned in today’s podcast

I don’t think I really mentioned anything other than Gather ‘Round Homeschool today, my new unit study curriculum line for Preschool all the way to Grade 12… all your subjects. I have free samples up on the site and you can learn more there or on our Facebook group (Gather Round Homeschool Community). To learn more, click on the pic below!


  1. Hahaha, I loved your digression about clothes! I have a chewer that literally gnawed the collar off every single tshirt last year.

  2. Thank you so much for this podcast…I was already a book hoarder and it’s gotten way worse since I started homeschooling!!

  3. He who is the root of human life is always by his side. But when faced with difficult, threatened situations, caught in the sadness and suffering of life, then the soul experiences the closeness of his presence.

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