Mama, Tell Your Story

All of us homeschool for different reasons and have a story to tell. We need to tell our story because there is someone out there that needs to know that they are not alone in their struggles and dealings as a homeschool parent. Yes, it may bring up painful experiences of times past, but there are others out there who need to see that you have come through the struggles and that you and your family are better for it.
I have been there and have people ask me all the time how I started and how do I keep going. I smile and tell my story. I smile and tell them about how I didn't think I wasn't even going to be able to do it. I smile and tell them about how many curriculum changes I went through and about the joy that comes from finding one that works! I smile and tell them about the things we've been able to do and places we've been able to go. I smile and tell them about the day that my daughter finally understood why she was being homeschooled. Most importantly, I smile and tell them about the joys in spending these vital daylight hours with my daughters.
No matter where you are in your journey, your story will help somebody. They may never say anything to you about may see it or hear it from someone else. They may never thank you or even seem like they're listening, but the light bulb will have come on for them and given them the spur they need to either get started or keep going. You never know! So, Mama, I challenge you---Smile and tell your story!


I am a married mother of three girls from Memphis, Tennessee. I have been homeschooling since 2008, and I have worked in many different facets of education from daycare to college as a childcare worker, tutor, teacher's assistant, college and career advisor, financial aid counselor, and administrator. In addition to homeschooling, I also do homeschool consulting and tutoring. I am a member of the Crossroads Baptist Church where I serve in the choir, nursery, and King's Daughters ministries. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, writing, and creating educational materials such as lesson plans, books and board games.

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