Posts in Homeschooling Life
Dear New Homeschool Mom, continued...

I'm not sure what brought you to this place. Whether you always imagined yourself a homeschooling parent, fell into it quite by accident, or simply find yourself pulling your child out of school for reasons unique to your family, suddenly you find yourself...a homeschooling parent.

But I know how you feel, that panic, those questions.

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Dear New Homeschool Mom...

If I were really being honest, I would tell you that if you homeschool you’ll have days where you will squash the urge to flee headlong in quite the opposite direction of your children.

So I am being honest, because I care about you, fellow homeschooler. And also because you’re going to figure this out yourself anyway. 

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What Does a Stay-at-Home Mom Do When Her Kids Grow Up?

Our oldest child left home yesterday.

Yes, we've said goodbye to him for college (which was hard) and then Air Force basic training shortly after he was married to our wonderful daughter-in law last summer. He really hasn't been home home for a long time.

But this has an air of finality that we've never felt before. We're done with actively parenting this son.

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You're Not Alone, Homeschool Mom...

 remember not going to the movies… …or fine restaurants or anyplace where yoga pants and a slightly rumpled, perhaps spit-up stained tee shirt might not quite meet the dress code, for that matter. I also remember not going on many dates with my husband because the only way we could afford sitters was to switch off babysitting duties with friends from time to time, and really, how good a friend do you have to be to volunteer to watch four kids under the age of seven? So it would happen sometimes, but not very often, and that was life.

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