Monday, January 25, 2010

Mama Guilt Monday

January 25, 2010

I am joining Cop Mama for Mama Guilt Monday. Join in and leave your comments and you can share your own Mama Guilt and link up over at Cop Mama!

I have wanted to homeschool my daughter since before she was born. I love to teach...I've taught before in my previous corporate life. I totally believe in the principles and benefits of doing this with her. We have even done workbooks and had "school" since she was two. And now this fall will be our entry into the homeschool world officially as she will be a kindergartner!

So if I believe in doing this so much what's the problem? First, I am guilty and worried that I will be depriving her of social opportunities that kids get in school. You know like recess and lunch buddies.

Second, it is tough choosing this path when it is against what the majority do with their kids. I have had some friends tell me that they are just not equipped to homeschool their kids...patience is a biggie as I have seen already. I am thankful that we have the opportunity to do this...I just hope my guilt is replaced with reassurance...soon would be good!


  1. Have you checked out the other homeschooling blogs out there? I know there is online communities at Blog Frog dedicated to homeschooling. That might be a good resource to help you get some support and encouragement.

    Bottom line, if your heart is in it and it's what you feel is the right option for your child, then go for it!

    Thanks for linking up! :-)

  2. You are going to be the greatest teacher she could ever have:) She is totally sociable on her own and won't need the forced interactions. And, it is a reversible decision if you find that it isn't work for you guys. I have been having the same guilt lately about Wrigley. I feel like maybe he was better off in daycare/preschool since he is not happy "learning" with me! He says, "I don wana learn" whenever I talk about ABC's or anything related to learning!

  3. I think its wonderful you wish to do this! If I had the opportunity I would most definately home school my youngest.

  4. I have a lot of friends that homeschool. I think you will find it very rewarding and your guilt will subside a little. I have friends that have been homeschooling since the start and their children are at high school level now. They still struggle with guilt and questioning themselves, so I think it will lessen, but not go away. They say that they wouldn't change anything that they have done. They love it. So stay strong. Homeschooling may not be for everyone, but if you are that committed to it, I bet things will be just fine. :-)

  5. You know I never knew anyone who home schooled until I joined the bloggy world. I am sure if you look around a little you will find others that can help you through this.

  6. Thank you ladies! I appreciate all of the suggestions & support!


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