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The Big Schooling Decision: how I flunked homeschool

November 18, 2016

Well, maybe flunked is a harsh term, but I am definitely a drop-out homeschooling mama! When we decided to enroll our oldest in first grade at our local Catholic school a year before he actually went, I was flooded || plagued || haunted by feelings of guilt. Even as the two oldest still get to romp//play//fight out at the Lodge on weekends. Maybe you’ve struggled with this decision, too. Hopefully you’ve had the space and time to evaluate and figure out what’s best for your family without feeling judged by yourself or others. Guilt that being an educated at home mom meant I shouldn’t need to rely on other educators. Guilt that tuition is, well, it’s not free, and I’m not working (see point one). Guilt that I don’t have ample energy to provide my eager little learners with enriching educational experiences on a regular basis. Guilt that I was eeking out of some etherial duty that Catholic moms have of home-educating their children. I also went from being a virulent I can totally homeschool let’s do this forever! when I had a three year old and a one year old to okay! more workbooks and audio stories on your own while I take care of the baby with three kids in four years and then this past year I can’t leave the house much because I’m throwing up and you want to do another science experiment thank GOD you’re going to school in the fall. The kicker for us was that pregnancy is so debilitating with…

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