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The feeling is all too familiar. One day you feel confident that homeschooling is the best possible choice for your family and that you're doing a great job, and the next day you're questioning everything. With so many ideas, best practices, and perfectly staged visuals of what homeschooling should be bombarding us from every side; it's no wonder anxiety hits about whether we're doing enough or doing it right.

We're here with a few reminders to keep in mind when the nerves hit. Hint: you're doing a lot better than you think you are.


You are teaching your kids to learn. The sooner you let go of the pressure to teach them every fact and concept in existence, the easier you'll find yourself able to make the most of your days with realistic expectations. The process of learning is a slow burn and is defined by far more than the ability to recite multiplication tables.


There is more value in the non-academic side of life than meets the eye.

Get dirty. Play together. Go outside. Try new things. Live. Connections made while experiencing life go a long way.


Allow time for your children to ruminate and be curious. Learning happens naturally and often unexpectedly when the doors of opportunity are opened, and foundations are laid to allow for it. Don't be afraid to roll with the ebb and flow of life and take breaks when the time comes for a slower season. Fresh eyes upon revisiting a concept after some time away can do wonders.


Almost anything can be found in a book. How often do we look up information throughout the course of a day, during school or otherwise? Time spent with good books is never wasted.