Have You Ever Considered Homeschooling?

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Have You Ever Considered Homeschooling?(our school room)(when it’s clean)

 

Over the last several weeks, I’ve gotten emails from many of you, asking about homeschooling, balancing homeschooling and work, and many other wonderful homeschooling-reated questions that we are going to start exploring here on the blog.

Here at Cheeky Bums, we talk about raising vintage kids in a modern world – and homeschooling goes hand-in-hand with our mission.

Homeschooling, in it’s very nature, takes us back to being family-centric and wisdom-focused.

However, there are many facets to homeschooling that we want to look at… and there may be a few myths that we’ll dispel along the way…

ahem. for example…

This morning, my kids and I snuggled under a blanket, drank hot chocolate by the fireplace, and read several chapters in Little House On The Prairie.

Yesterday at the same time, my 2nd grader was crying over her Math lesson. Again. My Kindergartner was cutting up 437 sheets of paper for no apparent reason and my almost-2 year old had stripped down to his diaper and was running through the house, screaming like a Banshee, wearing goggles and covered in yogurt from his breakfast. (I wish I was exaggerating…as you can see, I’m not…)

liam in goggles-2

Obviously today went a little better than yesterday, but when you homeschool, you also roll with the punches (…and the crazies…)

Over the next few weeks (and maybe months, who knows?) we are going to be exploring the topic of homeschooling for those of you that have wondered if it really WAS possibly to school your children at home…

We’ll be looking at…

::homeschooling in small spaces

::homeschooling multiple children and children of various ages

::curriculum options

::how to afford homeschooling

::is homeschooling for everyone?

::spending 24 hours a day with your children…

::homeschooling if you work outside the home

::homeschooling through high school

::homeschooling and socialization (yes, we do leave the house…)

– and more!

Please send us your questions and thoughts or leave a comment on this post, and we’ll add it to our growing list of readers’ questions!

What are your thoughts on homeschooling?  What are some questions that you’d love to ask other homeschooling moms?

 

 

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15 Responses to “Have You Ever Considered Homeschooling?”
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  1. Aimee

    I love it!! We just started homeschooling about a year and a half ago, so we’re just starting to settle into a ‘routine’. I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts!

  2. Cheeky Bums

    awesome! what grade(s)? We are currently in our 3rd year and I’m homeschooling 2 right now…and as you can see from my post, some days are better than others… 🙂 thanks for stopping by! – kelsi

  3. Aimee

    I’ve got two as well that we’re homeschooling right now! 3rd and 1st grade, with one to start next year and then a 2.5 yr old. I definitely understand how crazy it can sometimes be!

  4. Aimee

    I’ve been thinking about your comment on raising vintage kids in a modern world…I really, really like that! It sums up how we’re trying to raise our kids so nicely.

  5. Cheeky Bums

    thanks! so glad you like it…it’s not easy, but it pretty much sums it up! Blessings! – kelsi

  6. I’m really looking forward to reading this series. We are in the very early stages of considering home schooling. I’m not even sure yet what questions I have beyond whether or not I would go completely insane. I appreciate your willingness to share your insights.
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  7. I can’t wait to read the upcoming posts! We started homeschooling a little over a year ago, and I believe it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made.
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  8. Following via facebook from the adorned blog hop. We are a homeschool family as well. I have three children and it has not always been easy, but I think we are a closer family for it. My kids know I am personally invested in their learning. My son is getting his GED this year and will be starting at Augusta State’s junior college this summer. He plans on joining the nursing program when he is able. Did I mention he is only 15 ( soon to be 16 in March). Homeshoolers are amazing individuals. I love this post and thanks for celebrating homeschool. cheermamadrama.blogspot.com

  9. Cheeky Bums

    awesome! homeschooling occasionally makes me want to pull my hair out and drink copious amounts of coffee, but knowing that we are giving our kids such a strong foundation is worth it all! thanks for stopping by! – kelsi

  10. I’ve often thought about homeschooling, but worry how good I would be. How do you measure or assess progress? I’m not a fan of standardized testing, but are there any sort of metrics you use to see how things are going?

  11. Cheeky Bums

    Megan – the quick answer is – there are different answers! we’ll be covering that in one of our posts, but it is all state-dependent. Some states actually require standardized testing while others don’t. Stay tuned – we’ll definitely get to this question! – kelsi

  12. Hi!! The topic I need explored is I want to homeschool but…my child won’t listen to me when I try to teach him things. He is so smart, and he listens intently to other adults when they are sharing things he should/could learn, but me??? He pretty much does the “plug his ears and say la-la-la” when I try to show him anything. How do I overcome that?

  13. Cheeky Bums

    Jennifer, I have a feeling you’re not alone!!! thanks for the suggestion – I will definitely throw it in the mix!!! 🙂 – kelsi

  14. Vicky

    Love it! We just finishe our first year of homeschooling (kindergarten) and I am anxiously awaiting our supplies for the upcoming year (kindergarten and first grade). I don’t know why I was so apprehensive. While we did have some crazy days, for the most part, things went GREAT! And I think I am just as excited as the kids, if not more so, to see all our new books and get started. I love having them home with me and learning and growing together. 🙂 (I get LOTS of comments from people like “I could NEVER do that!” or “My kids just drive me crazy!” Still trying to figure out how to respond to that….and to keep my kids from hearing it. My daughter gushes to complete strangers about being homeschooled and how much she loves it. My cup runneth over! 🙂

  15. Cheeky Bums

    Vicky, that’s awesome to hear, and actually, we cover some of those questions (like what to do when your kids drive you crazy!) in our series – you’ll have to check out our homeschooling category! thanks for sharing your story – it can seem so scary to get started, but if you really step back and prioritize, then it really can be done!! have fun next year – I just got all of my curriculum too and I am SO excited to get started this fall! – kelsi