I think it is very easy to look at another mother’s homeschool (from the outside) and feel that yours doesn’t quite measure up. But, even if there is room for improvement, what good does it do to beat ourselves up?
Homeschoolers choose to homeschool for many different reasons. However, most of us would agree that at least one of the (many) benefits of homeschooling is that it isn’t “one-size-fits-all.” Through homeschooling, we are able to custom tailor an educational program that works for our family, and each child within our family.
So why do we then compare our homeschool with another Mom’s homeschool?
One of my favorite summer activities is planning out my homeschool year and finding out what everyone is planning to use. I’m actually looking forward to sharing my homeschool plans and curriculum with everyone.
Just remember, it’s not a contest.
My homeschool shouldn’t look exactly like yours. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t inspire and encourage each other along the way!