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S2E8: The Imperfect Homeschool

I don’t have it all together, scratch that… I sometimes downright suck at this whole thing. I have whole season where I SUCK at homeschooling or being fun mom or cleaning the house or making a home-cooked dinner. I am stretched thin you guys and it is apparent in the state of my home if you were to pop over unannounced. It is apparent when I get frustrated with the kids or keep trying to get them to work independently, not because it is the best for them, but because I have too much other stuff I need to do. If I’m being completely honest with myself, I would tell you that I really just don’t have time for homeschooling. But frankly, that is unacceptable to me. My kids are more important to me than this blog, than work, than volunteering or even friendships. So maybe instead of trying to “keep it together” or find a solution to maintain the current level of chaos in my life… I need to refocus, reprioritize, and KonMari my life! Cut back, scale back, say no, give up… I’m entering a season of minimizing and it isn’t just my physical stuff that is getting the eviction notice… it’s my commitments.

In today’s episode I share with you why I’ve been a bit quieter on the blog lately, what homeschooling looks like for me and a real look into the fact that I am pretty much drowning over here right now. And instead of blaming homeschooling, I’m blaming everything else in my life. Can anyone else hear the Frozen song, “Let it Go!” running through their heads right now 😉

I hope you enjoy this episode and if you can relate to it, shoot me a message or comment or better yet, subscribe or rate my podcast!

The Imperfect Homeschool is real life, a life I am living right now. Homeschooling is HARD, there are HUGE challenges. In this podcast episode I share some of my homeschooling struggles and why I am taking a step back to refocus right now.



  1. My mountain has grown by leaps and bounds over the last 12-14 months… and it’s exhausting. Your honesty is refreshing though, Rebecca, and I think this is a part of homeschooling that needs to be addressed. Overwhelm, stress, and spread-to-thin are par for the course that is homeschooling. As you said, it’s a season, but when you in the season it’s hard to see the hope and way out of the chaos. Re-evaluating, cutting back, and prioritizing is an amazing way to break through, as is simply a hiatus. Best of luck as you continue in this season of stress!

  2. It’s a very motivational article. I’ve decided to homeschool after one situation that has occurred several months ago. I have had to write an article about the ideal educational establishment, and with the help of I’ve described the best place to study. After it, I’ve realized that almost all of these things I can do at home. So, I’ve started to prepare for homeschooling and now, I’m pleased. I have a lot of time for studying and hobbies. So, it has been my best decision ever.

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