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At some point during 4 years of college, and perhaps another 2 years of graduate school, there is a marriage, the beginning of a career, and a pregnancy. With the arrival of that new little life, the real work begins. You are a mom. You trade in your young, trendy professional wardrobe for wash-and-wear comfort. (Maybe those in the medical profession are onto something with the practicality of a closet filled entirely with scrubs.)
In a rare moment of mental clarity brought on by the perfect balance of a full night’s sleep and a great cup of coffee, or 3, you might realize that the typical job description of mom includes a 92-hour work week — during which you fulfill at least 10 different job roles. You are a housekeeper, day-care center director, cook, director of public relations and communications, senior laundry attendant, janitor, facilities manager, van driver, chief executive officer and psychologist. A mom. You are on-call 24/7 with little time off regardless of illness, holidays, or vacations. It takes a salary of $165K a year for anyone else to do this job. You are doing it for free. Mom.
And if you’re listening to this podcast, at some point you probably decided you didn’t have enough to do. You decided to homeschool. More hours. More responsibility. Same pay. Homeschool mom. What is wrong with you?
Homeschooling is hard enough. But what happens when you suspect a learning disability? It is clear that something is wrong － you just don’t know what it is.
Every single homeschool family has to figure out how to relate productively to extended family and friends who are not homeschoolers.
How can we respond to their questions and input without getting defensive or making mountains out of molehills?
Our homeschool daughters are growing up in a challenging, opinionated, pressure-packed world.
What do they need from the homeschool experience?
We love our homeschool sons. But let’s be honest, we all hit significant bumps along the road of homeschooling them. Don’t we?
Is it possible that we moms are causing the problem?
What do they need from us?
What is it like to be a homeschool kid?
That was the topic of our dinner conversation one night.
Hear what the Moore kids love, what they find challenging, and what they believe every parent should know about being a homeschool kid.
There is no clear-cut formula, no dress pattern, for being a homeschool dad.
So what does a supportive homeschool dad really look like?