This craft, that field trip, expensive curriculum, more snuggles on the couch during
staged photo reading time … are homeschool blogs bringing you down?
I have read recently how even moms with newborns are now “homeschooling”.
Really? Homeschooling at birth?! I was just trying to get baby to eat and sleep. Having never held a baby before I felt like I was the one being educated!
I’ve read blogs with barely toddlers consider themselves homeschooling, I think that’s sweet. Watching PBS shows was far more of a relief / time out for me than claiming to be a homeschooler.
I taught my sons their colors and numbers (1 like Thomas, green like Percy), but assumed that’s what all great moms do. I know plenty of great moms who did the same thing, but their kids attend public school.
In my funny little hardwired way of thinking … I don’t consider staying home with chalk, bubbles, and Candy Land the same as “homeschooling”. Maybe then we’re all homeschoolers??
Homeschoolers are great moms, but not all great moms are homeschoolers
As a homeschool blogger, I can tell you it’s not all pretty pictures and easy going. Promise! I just didn’t catch a photo of tears during reading, anger at long division, refusal to diagram a sentence, the science experiment flop, or the mess after a long day. Well, maybe I have shared that photo before.
If you are a mom who loves her children, spends quality time raising them, and sends them to public (private, whatever) school - you are still a great mom. You don’t have to homeschool to be a great mom! You just have to love your kids, show them Jesus, and be available.
Don’t let homeschool blogs (even mine) ever make you feel like you’re not a great mom!
As much as I love homeschooling – because it fits with my husband’s schedule so we can be together as a family – I do not think homeschool is for everyone! And that’s okay!! 10 Reasons Not to Homeschool.