Mamas, I see you. You want to believe you have the freedom to choose how you do this gig but you are still trying to do that homeschool freedom thing AND school.
It's so hard to have blind faith and really leap. I know because I was you.
Mama's, listen.... if you are feeling overwhelmed with choosing curriculum, finding classes or how to spend your days it is time to get off the internet and do the deep soul searching work.
I mean how does this all work anyway?
It's time to ask the hard questions about learning and growing and becoming an adult and how best to prepare your children for that. For life.
Your children have answers too. They know. Its just that in school no one asked them. They didn't have choices so they have forgotten how. Childhood wonder and imagination has ideas about what they would be doing if they had all the freedom in the world.
And you get a say too. What do you love and want to know more about. Hate crafts. Don't do them. Love science - go deep. Never want to do math again - don't. ( You can hire it out, unschool it, let them learn naturally, delegate it ) Need tons of quiet time or lots of time spent in community? Want nature and adventure?
It is all up to you. There are no rules.
Learning doesn't have to be seperated into subjects like history and grammar and math to count as an education.
So get quiet mamas. Pull out that blank journal and start writing. How would you spend your days if you had complete freedom to live and learn alongside your children exactly as you wanted. What would be on the must do list and what would you let go of.
Thats freedom mamas. That is homeschooling.
My kids this year said:
E - (15) How to start an animal sanctuary
K - (10) Ancestry of our family
C - (6) Space and the Universe
We could fill our entire year up with just these 3 and learn so much or we could venture off in to new curiosities and rabbit holes. Throw in some living math and read endless books, go on countless field trips and museums, science experiments, crafts and projects , park days and camping , and community and friends and its looking to be an amazing year.
As my kids grow they begin to have their own goals and dreams and I am the facilitator to help them get there but there is no hurry.
This is not a race.
Mamas, homeschool doesn't have to look like school. it can but it doesn't have to. And isn't that the entire point?
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