you know you’re a homeschooler when you…

There are some things, some activities, some ideas, that only a homeschool family knows.

You know you’re a homeschooler when you do things unconventionally when you think about education unconventionally, and you throw all the kids together and assume they can figure things out dependent on their abilities, not their grades, also unconventionally.

Introducing, how you know you’re a homeschooler…

the Wiedrick kids reading on the couch: how you know you're a homeschooler

You know you’re a homeschooler when…

1. When you’re learning geometry and volume with grapes, marshmallows, and toothpicks.

2. When you consider extracurricular activities like soccer, baseball, or swim lessons PE class.

3. When your four-year-old thinks he’s going to the same extracurricular activities as the twelve-year-old.

4. When your kiddos are sledding on the first snow of the year at 9 in the morning.

5. When your kiddos spend more time with their dad than their friends.

6. When your kids help you plan the grocery list…cause they know what’s in the fridge.

7. When your kids finish daily chores before their studies.

8. When your older kids teach your younger kids how to sweep, set the table & cross the street.

9. When tea is served along with afternoon history reading.

10. When the teacher is brushing her teeth while the kids are practicing their handwriting.

So how do you know you’re a homeschooler? In the world of homeschooling, there’s a distinctive tapestry woven with experiences, activities, and moments that only a homeschool family truly understands.

As a homeschooler, you chart a course that defies convention, prioritizes unconventional learning, and nurtures abilities over grades.

From teaching geometry with grapes and marshmallows to turning extracurricular activities into PE class, you infuse creativity and flexibility into your days. Embracing these unique markers, you know you’re a homeschooler when you watch your children sledding on a snowy morning, collaborate on grocery lists, witness older siblings guiding younger ones, and even serve tea during afternoon history readings.

In this unconventional journey, you’re crafting an education that’s as unique as each child, creating memories and connections that truly make homeschooling a remarkable adventure.

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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.