Why We Decided to Homeschool

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If you are a long time reader, you may have noticed that I have deleted all my original content. In fact, I stopped blogging a while ago because I didn’t feel that I had much to share with you. I was planning on selling my domain name and moving on with my life. Then Covid happened and I made a decision about my son’s education.

I enrolled him in K12 because I thought it was the only option I had. I was not comfortable with the distance learning plan that our local school had in place. My son was moving up from a decent elementary school to a less than mediocre middle school/high school.

As it turns out, K12 wasn’t exactly a good fit for him either. I researched homeschooling as an option and the possibilities were amazing. I fell into a rabbit hole of videos and blogs and curriculum websites. The problem was that the majority were all about faith-based homeschool options and we are not a Christian family. The more I researched secular homeschools, the more I realized how little information there is in comparison to faith-based ones. I decided that I want to share our homeschool journey with other families that might be looking for secular options and so I revived my blog.

While I do believe that K12 is a good school, for some students, it was not for my son. You see, in the older grades, they do most of their work online and barely any books. That is a problem for my son because he is a hands-on, physical book kind of kid. A few years ago, he went to a local library’s basement sale and came home with 3 sets of encyclopedias. One was incomplete but the other 2 are full. We call him Hermione because he seriously reads encyclopedias “for a bit of light reading”.

He pours them over all the time and just soaks in all that knowledge. So as you can imagine, a school that doesn’t provide books, is not the school for him.

So come along with us on our journey as we find the right curriculum for our family and move into this new stage of our life.

What you will find here

Real-life, no sugar coating it, pictures will more than likely be of a messy home, my son’s hair may or may not be brushed in pictures and he may be wearing pajamas. Ok, he will 100% be wearing pajamas lol!

Learning will be happening from a recliner chair and a folding card table in the middle of the room.

What you won’t find here

A perfect out-of-the-box curriculum. While there is nothing wrong with them, and I was going to buy one when we started this journey, they are really expensive and we would have to tweak it anyway, so we just created our own. Oh, and I am constantly changing it up as we learn what is best for him.

A dedicated learning space, i.e. a homeschool room. We have the living room and that is all we need!

Perfection! OMG, I cannot stress this enough. I spent years chasing the concept of perfection. During my previous blogging years, I struggled because my house isn’t perfect, my family isn’t perfect and I am far from perfect. But I didn’t want to show that to my readers, thus blogging was my biggest struggle. I have grown immensely in the last few years and I finally get it. If people don’t want to see the real me and my real family, oh well, it doesn’t affect me at all. There are some people out there that do want to get to know the real us. Is that you? I would love to have you here!

Judgment! I cannot stress this enough either, absolutely NO JUDGMENT here! That goes for race, religion, sexuality, gender identity, political affiliation, etc.

Faith-based anything. If you are looking for Christian content specifically, you won’t find that here. But please stick around, I might have something you want to read. All are welcome!

Leave a comment below, say hi, introduce yourself! Tell me what kind of content you would like to see here. And don’t forget to read our about us to get to know us a little more.

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