I never really wanted to homeschool...
When my son was 4 years old, I started getting that feeling that I needed to homeschool. (You know what I mean!)
I felt like I was way to disorganized, didn’t want to fail this amazing kid, and quite frankly homeschoolers were just weird.
Now, 20+ years and 7 kids later, we love homeschooling and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
I was a miserable, stressed out mess... What changed?
After 2 years of planning, I finally took the leap of faith and started homeschooling. And it was ROUGH.
I was ready to throw in the towel after just a few weeks.
I had all these grand plans because I was not about to fail this wonderful child of mine. But for some reason he didn’t want to do all the curriculum I thought he needed to do. Power struggles and both of us reduced to tears every day.
I knew something had to change.
I tried changing curriculum.
I tried changing routines.
And in the meantime, the house was falling apart.
The preschooler was getting ignored.
I KNEW I was supposed to be homeschooling, but there was that part of me that thought maybe I really wasn’t out for this, like I had feared before beginning.
What changed? I listened to my intuition.
I fought against this thought (just like I had with the idea of homeschooling.) But after a few months, I decided I needed to try and it really helped make things better!
Years later I realized that I had been so tied to the expectations of others, of experts, that I couldn’t hear what was right my family. I didn’t trust myself to know what was best for my family, and I let all the checklists and curricula rule our lives.
As I gradually learned to trust, even when it made NO sense. I started making progress. I found more systems and patterns that could help.
I learned about the hero journey and I realized that I could use that as a framework in our homeschool and it would make our homeschool path so much more predictable!
Now I love to teach other moms about how to do this in their homes and homeschools!
A few fun facts about Molly!
I LOVE learning! I read 50+ books a year between read alouds, audiobooks and “snatch” times. I also do 5-10 online courses a year and I’m a trained life coach!
My dad was an international pilot so we traveled the world. My husband had been on an airplane once. Let’s just say I resolved to fix that!
I love the outdoors! We belong to a nature group, I am an excellent down hill skiier and I enjoy going on adventures in my beautiful state of Utah.