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The Struggle

As our first year of homeschooling ends, I can’t help but feel like a failure. I didn’t complete all of the things that I wanted to do, I have library books that are about 3 months late, and I haven’t even registered my daughters for standardized testing.

Today marks an extremely difficult day for me. With problems of my own, my 14 year old writes a list of pros and cons and begs me to consider her returning to public school. (more…)

Curious about a Classical Education?

I must admit, when I started to contemplate the idea of homeschooling, I didn’t know a classical education from a public school education. I could’ve easily confused Charlotte Mason with Dr. Seuss. I didn’t know whether I would be “unschooling” or “schooling” my children.  Once my friend, Mel, started explaining it to me, my interest was piqued.  I wanted to know more! (more…)

Follow me…

It’s 10:33 p.m. and I’m writing.  I’m writing because I don’t know what in the world I’m doing.  I just had a 30 minute conversation that consisted of tears and pleading with my 13 year old, essentially begging her to give homeschooling a chance. (more…)

Rejection never gets easier…

When I sat down at the patio table, my husband could tell something was bothering me.  I had just arrived home from picking up my 8 year old daughter’s friends for a play date.  “Jacy didn’t get chosen for the new gifted school”, I said, obviously irritated.  My husband looked at me puzzled. (more…)

Why I Didn’t Homeschool From the Beginning

My decision to homeschool wasn’t an easy decision.  I always believed that children deserved to have outside influences, outside friends, and the socialization that came with attending school .  My daughters loved school.  To be honest, I loved that they attended school.  It gave me a break!

Now, I know that a lot of mothers will not understand my feelings but I’m sure that there are a lot who will.  I am a “Mama” (as we say in the South) and I love my daughters more than life itself.  BUT, (Dr. Phil says that a “but” erases everything that came before it) I felt like I NEEDED to work to have some “me” time.   (more…)

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