You Know You’re A Homeschool Mom When…A (Not So) Totally Serious List

Here’s how you know you’re a homeschool mom when…

There are a few things that reveal that you’re a homeschool mom.

You know you’re a homeschool mom when…

You know you’re a homeschool mom when…

You know you’re a homeschool mom when…

1. You had a trip away from the kiddos and return home with pencils and books. Keep it educational.

2. You insist that you all sit outside in winter jackets on frozen fallen logs so you can enjoy some time in the great outdoors…with your math workbooks…in the middle of February.

3. Listening to the news begins a half-hour current events discussion.

4. Your kids know to bring their history reading on the half-hour drive to extracurricular activities. And the historical contexts will be discussed before they get out of the minivan for piano lessons or soccer practice.

5. Your kids’ birthday parties include full families.

6. Your 14-year-old can independently do the weekly grocery shopping, even paying for it at the till (and they all know your PIN numbers).

7. You get your kiddo to write a resume and cover letter at age 14: never too young for a part-time job.

8. The 12-year-old has started her catering business and invoiced her first customer, learning about capital costs and loan interest.

9. Your 9-year-old makes her own sleepover breakfast for her friends: pancakes and sausages with fruit salad.

10. Your non-homeschooling friends expect you to arrive at their home en masse. All 6 of you.

and finally…

11. You realize you’ll have three kids gone for most of a summer week, and you think to yourself…. ah, how do I find classes for the fourth?

12. You defend your homeschool choice in a 3-point essay format at the grocery store, then come home to worry that you’re not doing enough.

13. You hear the S question again, but you wonder about your homeschool mama socialization.

14. You buy purple cabbage from the grocery store, but not for a salad, rather for the science experiment.

15. You listen to the news and discuss, also known as current affairs and critical thinking discussion.

16. No time is wasted in the minivan as you put on an audio CD of Jim Weiss, Story of the World, or Geography Songs.

17. Your kids’ birthday parties include full families not just a class of kids.

18. Your kids are whizzes in the grocery store finding stuff, bagging groceries, guesstimating calculations, but you prefer the grocery store alone so you can get that quiet time.

19. Your kids have resumes at age 12 & they know about invoices, capital cots, loan interest after they purchased materials for their new small business.

20. You have a supplier for

  • owl pellets
  • bacterial swabs
  • painted butterflies
  • general lab equipment

21. You make regular contributions to the library (for overdue fees).

22. Your non-mom homeschool friends expect you to arrive “en masse”.

Find more homeschool encouragement here:

Teresa Wiedrick

I help overwhelmed homeschool mamas shed what’s not working in their homeschool & life, so they can show up authentically, purposefully, and confidently in their homeschool & life.