Some folks set out to homeschool. It has always been a part of their plan. And that’s wonderful! I am blessed to know so many phenomenal, amazing, creative, wonderful homeschoolers now. But, back then, I knew not a homeschoolin’ soul.
Homeschooling had never crossed my mind… until I found myself suddenly, unexpectedly, homeschooling.
Now, of course, I know that there are oodles of other “suddenly unexpectedlies” out there. Many folks stumble into homeschooling for one reason or another.
We are not alone.
But, at first, it sure feels lonely.
When I was thrust into the land of homeschooling, swiftly and without a plan, it was completely overwhelming! How? What? When? Where?
And so, like many, I took to the internet.
I’m thankful for the internet, truly I am. However, when you first find yourself homeschooling and you take to the internet, you become overloaded with too much information:
Classical-Unit Studies-Charlotte Mason-Eclectic-Unschooling-Deschooling-Curriculum-Homeschool Spaces-Field Trips-Online learning-Mentors-Co-ops-Classes-Schedules-Planners…
It’s kind of like Web MD, but for homeschoolers.
I will be forever grateful that, early on in my internet search frenzy, I found Simple Homeschool.
Simple Homeschool makes homeschooling feel manageable and important and fun. It calmed me the heck down each and every time I stopped by.
And so… every morning I would wake up, grab a cup of coffee*, and catch up with Simple Homeschool.
Every single day.
*Sidenote: When I was in 5th grade, my mom quit smoking cigarettes. I vividly remember her telling me, at the breakfast table, that her coffee didn’t taste the same without cigarettes. Now, this might sound crazy, but at this point I don’t know if my coffee would taste the same without Simple Homeschool.
Sometimes, I feel like I’m rocking the heck out of this homeschooling gig. Other days, I want to crawl into my bed with a book and shut out the world. Most days, I feel like I’m doing an okay job. Every one of those days begins with Simple Homeschool.
Folks, I’m not the type to whoop, but I whooped all the same. I have three witnesses. They are short and cute and thought the whooping was fantastic.
Tomorrow is my very first Simple Homeschool post. I’m contributing to the Day in the Life series. You’ve heard me gush about this series before and now I’m actually participating in it.
OMGoodness! Deep breath!!
I’d love it if, tomorrow morning, you could grab your coffee and head on over to Simple Homeschool to check it out. And you’d totally make my day if you left a comment! Who knows? I might even let out a wild whoop, you just never know!
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, Scary Mommy, GeekMom, and many others. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram
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