Why I Choose to Homeschool

Why I Still Choose to Homeschool After 18 Years

Why I Choose to Homeschool

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Why Homeschool After 18+ Years?

I’ve homeschooled now since I first attempted it in 1997 with my ADHD child, whom I homeschooled for very specific reasons. We homeschooled only off and on for the first few years, It was a struggle. Then I found confidence and success in 2003 after adopting a Charlotte Mason philosophy and approach. We’ve been homeschooling exclusively ever since. Homeschooling my artistic and gifted children was something I simply HAD to do.  

But why keep going after 18+ years? Things have changed greatly over the last 18 years, my homeschool too. I’ve had to redefine and reinvent things over and over again. And as I enter into a new season of my life I find myself adapting once again. I’ve already graduated two children, both have completed their college and trade schools. Ahhhhhhh, sweet success. What a feeling of accomplishment- but no easy task. We had many good days and also bad ones.  Homeschooling is not perfect. It’s a labor of love.

Having purchased 19 years of curriculum over the years, I’ve tried a lot of what’s out there. I learned to homeschool by trial and error, adapt programs and create my own. But I’m not done yet. I still have a 7th grader this year to educate.

The dynamics have changed once again. Renewal is in the air. I’m seeking a fresh approach and thinking as much as I can about letting my homeschool approach evolve and be right for the now. I don’t want to be  “stuck” in the past but I I also want to allow myself the opportunity to revisit what has been a success.

However it may look in the specifics, Homeshooling is the right choice for us for these five reasons:

1. I get to choose what my child will learn. It’s up to me to choose what is academically appropriate and best for his learning style and ability. I get to decide what is best; I can make sure it is in tune with our values and beliefs. This is so important.

2. It’s academically effective. It’s hard to compete with one on one instruction and supervision. Though it’s not a fix all for everything, homeschooling is a strong form of education when executed.

3. It’s flexible. I try to be constant and true. But it’s important for our family to have flexibility; it’s great to be able to adjust fire, take breaks and vacations and family time when needed! And it’s wonderful to have total control of the schedule. As a military family, this aspect has been so beneficial for us.

4. It’s faith based. Most of my program is written by Christian authors. Some subjects are written by specifically Catholic authors which is extra wonderful so that we can incorporate faith into our child’s education.

5. It’s Affordable. Homeschooling can be expensive if you’re not disciplined. But there is also a range of affordability as well. It’s much cheeper than Catholic school tuition fees and you can invest your money in what is high priority and find so many other resources out there for free!


For More Why Homeschooling Inspiration, Visit the Posts Below!

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Should I Homeschool? – Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers

Why We STILL Homeschool – 1+1+1=1

10 Reasons to Homeschool – True Aim

Why Homeschool GiveawayWhy Homeschool Giveaway!

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  • Diana Cote

    This could not come at a better time. I wanted my daughter to start pre-k at home but due to budget we thought she might have to attend pre-k at a school. This could make a huge difference for us. Thank you for the chance! 🙂

    • Stephanie

      The very best of luck to you Diana. There will also be the bless a homeschooler giveaway coming up in August, so keep an eye out for that as well. Many blessings!

  • Stephanie Brown

    How do we know if we are in the first 5000 to receive the free Lesson Trek membership? thanks so much for this great giveway!!!

    • Stephanie

      I know that you entered the giveaway here but I recommend also directly subscribing to the why homeschool email list here and if there is still room, you’ll be able to set up your lifetime membership right then and there. That’s what I did and so far I really like the lesson trek app. Just follow the directions on the email subscriber confirmation page to set it up. It takes you through a step by step of how to register for the free membership. Let me know if you have any other questions!

  • Tracy Howell

    Wow! Great giveaway! Thanks for all the fun blogs and the chance to win!