Are you wondering if you’ve got what it takes to be a homeschool mama?
Well, wonder no longer…
I’ll tell you how you know if you can be a homeschool mom:
- You are a parent.
- You have children.
- You want to homeschool.
Ta da! And that is all…
But if you’re curious to learn what other homeschool moms look like, I’ll share them here…
- You valiantly defend your homeschool choice in 3 point essay format with the grocery clerk then come home to worry that you’re not doing enough.
- You hear the “S” question again, but wonder about your homeschool mama socialization.
- You buy purple cabbage from the grocery store…and not for a salad…rather, for a science experiment.
- You listen to the news and call it current affairs or critical thinking time.
- No time is wasted in the minivan. You’ll be listening to an audio CD of Jim Weiss, Story of the World CD, or a Geography songs CD.
- You know who Charlotte Mason, John Holt, John Taylor-Gatto, and Susan Wise-Bauer are.
- Your kid’s birthday parties include full families not a class of kids.
- Your kids are whizzes in the grocery store, finding things, bagging things, guesstimating the total calculation, guesstimating the taxes, because that’s Grocery Store Math.
- You have a supplier…no, not that kind of suppler. The supplier for your owl pellets, bacterial swabs, painted butterflies, and general lab equipment, for science class, of course.
- You make regular contributions to the library. Also known as overdue fees.
- Your non-homeschool friends expect you to arrive to any visit/playdate/event “en masse”.
- You know what the “S” question is.
- You’re likely wearing yoga pants or joggers right now. Jeans are for dress-up days. (We don’t claim to live a glamorous life).
- You know what the following are: lap books, co-ops, readalouds, and unit studies.
- You know how to create a curriculum out of a nature center, museum, or art gallery brochures.
- You count your homeschool years since your kids were birthed from the womb.
- You have earbuds in your ears while kids are swarming around you (podcast anyone)?
- You know how to breastfeed a baby, wrangle a toddler, and give a spelling test. At the same time.
- You know how to deal with every kid conflict under the sun: because you’re either going to lose your mind or figure this stuff out.
- You go to the grocery store alone and it feels like cheap therapy.
- You have at least one, if not many, surfaces in your home that are covered with rocks, dead bugs, or cool driftwood.
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Call to Adventure by Kevin MacLeod