Guest post from my friend, Lea Ann Garfias. Take her words to heart, homeschool mama!
Most of the time, when homeschooling has become hard or frustrating or terrifying or intimidating, it’s because I have made things difficult. I have this tendency to take a straightforward process and just complicate it up until it’s a big mess, and homeschooling is no exception.
So in my early years, I made lengthy lesson plans and bought huge boxes of curriculum and created detailed schedules . . . all for my three year old. It was so ridiculous, looking back. I totally missed the forest for the trees back then.
I’ve really scaled back now, nearly a decade and a half later. Having graduated one student and practiced several years of teaching elementary, middle school, and high school simultaneously, I’ve cut a lot of fat out of our homeschooling. Things are pretty simple, and the advance preparation is almost none, and the stress is virtually eliminated. I finally – FINALLY – found how to homeschool MY way.