I so liked my impromptu idea of linking to Allia’s post about the nuts and bolts of homeschooling at her house that I decided to repeat it with another blog this week.
My friend Stacy wrote a post a little more than a year ago that I really love, and that I thought showed a lot of the good, the bad, and the ugly of homeschooling, especially in the first year. She has more recent posts about homeschooling, but I think this one encapsulates the experience quite well.
A highlight from her post, “Homeschool Halftime Report” (divided into “The Good” and “The Hard”; this is the opening paragraph of the latter section):
“So I’m realizing that the above paragraphs make our life sound fairly idyllic. Let me assure you, it’s not all sunshine, rainbows, and lollipops every day. Far from it. There is a lot of hard. I’d be flat out lying if I told you I didn’t frequently wish to send the girls to school for a day so that I could find a few minutes of downtime. It’s difficult to be on duty as both the mom and the teacher all day every day.”
Her blog—Music, Mayhem, Motherhood—isn’t primarily a homeschooling blog. Like I do with my blog, Stacy writes about what’s going on her life, and since she homeschools, that’s one of the things about which she writes. I love her writing style. It’s always sincere and nearly always chortle-out-loud hilarious (and when it’s not, it’s at least smile-and-nod familiar).
Please consider dropping by Music, Mayhem, Motherhood for the rest of the post and leaving her a comment to let her know you’ve been there. I recommend you seek out her more recent posts, too.
- Another Voice on Homeschooling: Homeschool Happymess (imperfecthappiness.wordpress.com)