It’s like the unspoken thought settling uncomfortably in the back of our heads: the one we push back when our kids hate their school. It’s the elephant in the room when we feel overwhelmed, exhausted, frustrated, angry, and disappointed with homeschooling. Everyone talked about it like it was so great, it looks somehow more beautiful on my Instagram feed than in real life. Maybe I’m doing it wrong but… I thought it would be better.
When I started homeschooling I had this vision of all my kids gathered around me listening to me teach them before working happily in their little notebooks and journals. Now when I travel and speak, we laugh at my naivety in my sessions because we all know… expectations meet reality in a brutal collision.
But here’s the deal, I’m tired of settling. I’m tired of settling for the curriculum that helps me sleep at night but my kids are bored with. I’m tired of settling for something that is fun for the kids but makes me want to crawl in a hole. I think it IS possible to homeschool all my children together and I have been on a crazed journey to find the solution.
Today’s podcast episode is about my journey to finding a homeschool experience that isn’t the one-room schoolhouse of old nor the segregated way of today’s classrooms… but a family homeschool. Made to fit into life and work with everyone.