Hey homies! Welcome back to another episode of THH Podcast. Today we are mixing things up a bit and doing a little homeschooling mini-series called But I Could NEVER Homeschool.
Oddly enough, this idea was largely inspired by my favorite cookbook But I Could Never Go Vegan by Kristy Turner. Basically Kristy crushes all your false beliefs that eating plant based is boring or hard.
Similarly, my goal of this series is to show you homeschooling isn’t hard and it can be a good fit for your family. There are so many myths and stigmas circulating around homeschooling that need to be debunked once and for all.
So if you’re on the fence about homeschooling, buckle up because we’re about to smash all your anxieties to bits. Let’s dive in!
But I Don’t Have Enough Room
Close the Instagram tab and slowly back away from the social media, ma’am.
Trust me, I know how tempting it is to want that picture perfect homeschooling space with the built in shelves, wooden playsets, and chalkboard on the wall. Its fucking beautiful, but it’s also 100% not necessary.
In order to have enough room for homeschooling, you only need to ask yourself two questions. Do you have a table? Do you have a cabinet/bookshelf/closet to store a few homeschooling supplies in?
If you answered yes to both of those questions, guess what? YOU HAVE ENOUGH ROOM TO HOMESCHOOL! It truly is as simple as that.
But I Don’t Have Enough Money
As an extreme cheap ass myself, I totally empathize with this homeschooling myth/fear. I totally understand how it seems like you will never have enough to cover the costs of curriculum’s and supplies.
Again, you have to ask yourself a few questions here. How much money do you spend on public schooling supplies (including tissues and lysol wipes)? How much per year do you spend on school fundraisers? For field trips? For class photos and yearbooks? For school lunch? For wacky dress up days?
I could keep going, but I’m sure you get the point. Yeah, public school is free and all, but with all these extra fees it winds up actually being pretty fucking expensive.
On the other hand, homeschooling is only as expensive as YOU want it to be. If you want to buy the amazing $800 curriculum, by all means, do it! But if you want to stick to free printables and try to make your own lessons, that’s also awesome! Do what works for you and your budget.
For more free and affordable stuff, click here to read a previous post I made about our favorite homeschooling resources.
But I’m Not Super Religious
*Ahem* Hello and welcome to The Hippie Homeschooler where I tell homeschooling stories and give homeschooling and parenting tips/advice for my fellow “woo-woo” and esoteric homeschooling parents.
Sound familiar? Well it will if you’ve listened to the podcast before. Anyway, the point is, YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE SUPER RELIGIOUS TO HOMESCHOOL.
It’s 20 freaking 20 y’all. We live in such a progressive and inclusive age right now. Maybe 50 years ago that was the gold standard of homeschooling, but times have changed.
Yes, you will still encounter homeschooling groups and curriculums that include religion, but that’s not the only thing available. Look around, do some homework, *cough* keep listening to my podcast *cough* and you are going to be alright.
Stick Around For Part II Of But I Could Never Homeschool
So that’s a wrap for the first part of our mini series. I hope you found some comfort and reassurance in this post. If these aren’t the particular myths you are struggling with, be sure to stick around for next weeks episode where well dive into the deep end.
As always, if you know someone who is on the the fence about homeschooling and could benefit from this series, be sure to share this post. Don’t forget to follow me on IG (@the.hippie.homeschooler) and Pinterest.
Thank you so much for taking the time to hang with me today. I look forward to bringing you more great content soon. Until next time, peace out homies!