Friends, readers, loved ones… Come, pull up a seat, pour a big cup of coffee, snap off a piece of that delicious dark chocolate you have hiding in the freezer (we ALL have the stash, you don’t have to hide it from me!). It’s time for the Homeschool Confessional!
The Homeschool Confessional.
I’ve had a lot of online convos, real life convos with friends, and inevitably when homeschooling comes up in the chatter, someone will lean in with a hushed whisper and make some OUTRAGEOUS confession:
“I don’t even LIKE lap books” Can you BELIEVE that?!
“Lesson plan? I don’t even remember where I put my planner last month, so I have no idea what is on that lesson plan” – THE NERVE of that mama!!
“We don’t even get dressed unless we absolutely have to!”
Wait, that one was mine. And it’s TOTALLY TRUE.
Are you guys seeing what I’m seeing? These confessions, these “things that mama dared to admit”? They are NOT bad things, they are NOT representational of her worth or value as a mom or as a homeschool mom.
So why are we so hard on ourselves?
Give Yourself a Break
Not a single one of us are perfect. Not a single one of us do All The Things. Not many of us actually remember to go and DO all those amazing Pinterest activities that we pinned a year ago.
Even your favourite blogger doesn’t do all the things all the time. *ahem*
If you’re like me, and you feel like you need to attend some kind of weekly Homeschool Confessional, sit beside me. We can whisper our dirty little secrets to each other over wine and chocolate. Or tea and chocolate if you prefer.
Or better yet?
Shout that confession OUT LOUD!!!
So everyone can hear it. So that none of us feel alone. So we can all let go of this constant need to be perfect, to fill the shoes of those who go before us, to always be on top of our game.
Shout your fears, your failures, your worries! But don’t forget to also shout your strengths and awesomeness and small daily wins in your homeschool!
Because when we all hear the battle cry of the imperfect homeschool mama, we will stop and we will come together and we will support each other. No matter your philosophy, or your faith, or grade you’re teaching. We will support you, and lift you up, and shout for joy with you at your wins.
Most of all though, we will shout WITH you. No more Homeschool Confessional whispers over coffee. We’re in this together, for better or worse!
So, share with me – comment below with your “Homeschool Confession” and we can all support, commiserate, and lift each other up!
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