Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Homeschool For the Rest of Us

I don't know about you, but my kids are not going to be earning their college degrees while still in high school.

They aren't reading 5 grade levels above where they should be.

They aren't going to make the news for their outstanding standardized test scores.

I know because I got their test scores back already.

That's why today I am starting a blog series called:

Do you like that picture of Little Bit mid-meltdown during her test? And Sweetheart trying to complete her math assignment with Baby Bee on her lap? This is real life, folks.

A friend of mine found a blog last week that nearly made her have heart palpitations. The woman did seem just about perfect. Her children were ultra-successful, happy, accomplished, and doggonit they got more done in one day that we get done in a week AND cooked their own sauces that we couldn't even pronounce. It's enough to make you want to scream.

And I had already planned this series, but that solidified it. My friend shouldn't feel that way.

And then, another friend posted a link to this post. And that cemented it. (That link has some bad words in it. I couldn't link to it on FB because I'm, you know, the preacher's wife. But by golly it's the truth even if I would have said it a different way.)

Folks, I'm not cropping our homeschool here. I'm going to tell you the down and dirty, nitty gritty truth about homeschooling kids who struggle in school.

I know more of you relate to that than a perfectly successful, highly motivated, owns-their-own business while working on college courses and volunteering daily at the animal shelter while learning photography on the side and scoring perfectly on the SAT student anyway.

Hope you'll join me.


  1. awesome. Can we also teach a few sauces that we cant pronounce just to look AMAZING to the rest of the world. IF we learn to make them THAT wouldn't be cropping!!!
    I am thinking my blog this year is gonna show more of the down and dirty too. Because TOG isn't PLAYING! Downloaded it today and mamma had some more heart palpitations! But you know what.... our kids are learning, they are growing, they are changing and they are learning not just book smarts, but life smarts, they are growing not just upward but in character and they are not just changing in the physiological, but in their hearts-- where it matters.

    So share your story, but don't underestimate your progress or their growth along the way! :0)

  2. Yay! Keepin' it real, homeschool edition! :) I'll totally be following!


I don't get to talk to a lot of actual grown-ups during the day, so your comments make me really happy! :)