If I Had Been Homeschooled… What Parents Are Saying That Homeschooled Kids Miss Out On

If I Had Been Homeschooled… What Parents Are Saying That Homeschooled Kids Miss Out On

Besides the obvious, leaving home 5 days a week for 8-10 hours/day and rectangular slices of cardboard pizza, I wanted to really list what would have been missed if I had not gone to a conventional school.  If I am going to commit to homeschooling until college-do-us-part, I owe it to my boys to fully understand what I’m asking them to give up.
And the #1 thing readers said they would have missed was…

Do Not Let Anyone Push You Into Homeschooling You Have to Jump On Your Own!

Do Not Let Anyone Push You Into Homeschooling You Have to Jump On Your Own!

I believe there are a handful of people who contact me every summer in hopes that I will talk them into homeschooling. They are stricken with indecision and the approaching end of summer break is like that lifeguard’s whistle signaling time is almost up. Either jump off the homeschool high dive or climb back down to the status quo.
Here is a list of reasons why I will not push you into homeschooling…

When Family and Friends Are Opposed to Homeschooling

When Family and Friends Are Opposed to Homeschooling

It seems some people lose all sense of decorum when confronted with the disquieting news that you are planning to homeschool…The last thing a worried new homeschool mom needs to bear is the added weight of the thinly veiled indignation of others. As if their obvious questions and assertions haven’t crossed her mind.

Garage Band Theory: A Review Learn to Read Music by Ear?

Garage Band Theory: A Review Learn to Read Music by Ear?

When I explained to my boys how Mr. Sharp relates only playing by ear and refusing to read music to reinventing the wheel and then not being able to communicate with anyone about it, it struck a chord with them….
Finally! They now see that in an effort to not bog themselves down with music theory, they were wasting time teaching themselves music theory like cavemen without a language.

Please Do Not Apologize, I Probably Won’t Make it to See Your Kid Do Their Thing Either

Please Do Not Apologize, I Probably Won’t Make it to See Your Kid Do Their Thing Either

As for me and mine, no need to apologize for not being able to be there when I never expected it of you. And for those busy moms who suddenly went out of their way and showed up unexpectedly to see my boys do their thing, please know how much I appreciated the time sacrifice. Someday I hope to repay the gift, if I have never seen your baby be awesome. But don’t be creepy and keep a tally or anything. I do like Netflix.

The Homeschool Wager

The Homeschool Wager

“We wagered a second income on the notion that we could educate our children more effectively than the public school system. We wagered the need to fit into the outside world’s social expectations on the belief that our children should look to us for social and moral guidance. We wagered the ease and comfort of kid-free time on the belief that kids need family more than peers, love more than affirmation, and encouragement more than conformity.”

He Said. She Said. A Homeschool Marriage.

He Said. She Said. A Homeschool Marriage.

This is your marriage on homeschooling. It is an ever changing rollercoaster of ups, downs, sacrifices, strains and reasons to light each other on fire. Tell it to the judge!
He said: Let the record show that I was just resting my eyes during her reading of Shakespeare.
She said: Your Honor, I swear I did not wear these pajamas all day!

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