Hopeful Educating

To the Doubting Mom Who is or Wants to Homeschool

Last week was all about my back story of homeschooling. I shared some of the things that made me think homeschooling wasn’t for me…

It was not my plan.

I had no desire to teach elementary school children.

I’m a messy, unorganized person.

I had a great public school experience.

I struggle with laziness and perfectionism.

These are the things I faced and battled in those early days of considering homeschooling, and these are some of the ways that make me an unlikely homeschooler.

But my hope with this series is to not simply share my story. No, I am hoping for so much more than that. I wish I could physically sit down for coffee with every woman who is considering homeschooling (or is homeschooling!) but doubts she can. I wish I could look at each one and say,

It’s ok to be worried, and nervous, and doubt that you can do this job of homeschooling!
You are not alone! 

But since that’s not possible, this blog series will have to suffice!

I want to encourage you!

I want to cheer you on!

I want to remind you that you are not alone in any of this!

I want to make sure you know that it doesn’t take perfect people to homeschool, and it never ever will.


Over the next few days, I want to address some other thoughts and issues that keep people from homeschooling. We’ll look at some myths and common misconceptions, deal through some other struggles that can come up, and hopefully land on the other side with a little more help and hope for this journey.

So keep up with me, friends! There’s more to come!

If you are thinking about homeschooling, what are some of the things that are keeping you from jumping in? What are your hesitations?
Or if you are homeschooling now, were there issues that made you hesitate before deciding?
Let me hear from you in the comments! 

One thought on “To the Doubting Mom Who is or Wants to Homeschool

  1. From one who has graduated two children from high school, I can tell you that if God has called you to do something, He will enable you to do it! He will direct you to the right people and resources, and he will give you understanding yourself. I know this from my own experience—we made it through high school math with flying colors, and that’s not because I am a math whiz.


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