I think a lot of Mama’s don’t homeschool because… they’re honestly not sure if they can really do it.
Their head starts whirling with how much there would be to cover… math, reading, writing, ancient civilizations, art, music, government, classic literature, essays, etc, etc, etc! Not to mention keeping up on our home and grocery shopping!
That’s a lot!! How do you do it all?
You. Don’t. Have. To.
Please don’t buy the lie that a child’s education is a very complicated thing that should be left to the state to manage.
Public schools cover way less ground than you can as a mom.
You know your child better than anyone.
You know what their brain and their hearts can handle.
There’s no better person on the planet to teach your child than YOU!
When you write down everything you’d like to teach your child, break it down and simplify, simplify, simplify. Do they need to be writing perfect sentences by age 6? Do they need to cover ancient civilizations at 7? Do they need to be multiplying and dividing by 8?
Why no, no they don’t!
Start with the minimal basics and that is more than enough.
Just being present with your child and connecting with them is enough!
Playing with them is enough!
Reading to them is enough!
Cooking and grocery shopping together is enough!
YOU are enough!
You can do it Mama!! You truly, honestly can. Break things down into bite-sized pieces and KISS- Keep it simple, silly!
Oh, and it shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg either. Get simple, easy little books. Buy used from craigslist or local facebook sites. Ask other homeschool families if you can borrow some things (and then take really good care of them!) Print things for free from learning internet sites. It’s unbelievable how frugal you can educate your child! You do not need some elaborate, expensive curriculum to do it!!