My homeschool is better than yours. There. I said it. But often, I don’t believe that. And I bet you don’t always believe that either.
We compare our homeschools, our curriculum, our mothering, even our food choices. And we always come up short in our own minds.
- Susie homemaker down the street makes fresh bread every week for her family. Why can’t I be more like that?
- Mrs. Charlotte Mason reincarnated over there has so much fun in the dirt with her kids. Why can’t I be more like that?
Those are comparisons that lead to believing lies that we aren’t good enough, that our kids aren’t getting the best education (or enough socialization), and that we just don’t measure up and we never will. Enough! I am going to tell you why these comparisons and lies are just not true.
- God created you, knowing the family he had planned for your future. Think about that the next time doubts about your mothering skills start to creep in.
- You know your children better than anyone else on this planet. You chose your curriculum based on that knowledge. That doesn’t mean you’ll always be right, but it does mean that your carefully considered and crafted homeschool resources were picked with more knowledge and care than anyone else out there would have dreamed of putting into the task.
- You watch your children learn and grow, you grow with them, and because you are their teacher, you are able to tweak and adjust their learning environment according to their and your needs. No one and nowhere else has that ability.
Homeschool mom, you are awesome!
Today we are flipping this comparison on its head. I want you to comment below on why your homeschool is better than mine (and hers). And then I want you to believe it because your homeschool really is the best one for your family. God picked you to be the teacher, the mother, and the glue of your family. Pray everyday that as He sings over you, He sings over your homeschool, too.
Why My Homeschool is Better than Yours
If you need a little inspiration, I polled some homeschool moms and here is what they had to say about why their homeschools are awesome:
My homeschool is obviously better than yours because we get so involved in hands on learning, and are up to our eyeballs in Legos. Seriously, our homeschool works great because we can get moving for my fidgety active kids. – Ticia, Adventures in Mommydom
My homeschool is better than yours because we are board game OBSESSED and play daily – Caitlin, My Little Poppies
My homeschool works best because we allow flexibility for changing interests and asynchronous abilities. No two days look quite the same, so it never gets mundane or dull, and we love exploring whatever topic tickles our fancy this week… who knows what fun next week will bring! – Colleen, Raising Lifelong Learners
My homeschool works best because we use *gasp* workbooks and flash cards! – Kaylene, This Outnumbered Mama
My homeschool is awesome because we use Living Books everyday! – Meredith, Sweetness and Light
My homeschool works best because we make the most of technology and free learning resources online. My kids can truly customize their education and learn anything they are interested in without having to worry if it’s at their “grade level”. – Aadel, These Temporary Tents
My homeschool works best for my kids because we listen to loads of living books,do weekly projects & experiments and follow the same daily & weekly routines. – Kyle, Aspired Living
My homeschool works best because we are an in-house tutoring service where each child receives daily one-on-one attention. – Sara, Classically Homeschooling
My homeschool works best because I have studied and continue to study the individual needs and interests of my children. – Crystal, Triumphant Learning
My homeschool works best because we use a blend of Charlotte Mason and unschooling. While we are interest-led, we use the principles of the Charlotte Mason method, filling our lives with great literature, art, nature studies, and plenty of real-life learning. – Michelle, Heart of Michelle
My homeschool works best because *gasp* our assignment sheets keep us on task. Weekly checklists help this mama to dot her “i”s and cross her “t”s, and the kids like knowing what is expected of them. – Heidi, Starts at Eight