I am speaking this evening at a homeschool workshop. The event coordinator asked me to talk about my own homeschool journey and how it evolved over the years, and to share a few tips for those new to homeschooling.
Before I head out to tonight’s presentation, I thought I’d take a minute to share a peek from my new book, Confessions of a Homeschool Mom.
I think you’ll be able to relate, whether you homeschool or not!
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Thoughts from a Homeschool Mom (from Confessions of a Homeschool Mom)
- Coffee makes everything else possible.
- Being the mom means you have to kill the spider yourself.
- Bladder capacity is inversely proportional to the number of children you give birth to: do not jump on the trampoline after Baby #3.
- Cheese puffs are essentially a non-food item. So what? Eat the cheese puffs.
- It is okay to cry when the goldfish dies.
- Can’t find your kids? Mop your floors. Your children will magically appear, and they will probably be wearing muddy boots.
- Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein is an acceptable film adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for a movie/book compare-and-contrast essay.
- Wonder Woman wore a corset. Do you really want to be Wonder Woman?
- Children keep you young. Either that, or they make you feel Paleolithic.
- Normal, average, typical: what the heck do those words even mean when you are speaking of unique human beings?
- Motherhood is a full-time job, whether you homeschool or not.
- Your children will teach you far more than you will teach them.
- Life is school.
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What life wisdom would YOU like to share? Post your thoughts in the comments!