First, I just have to say, I am 100% sure you’re not alone.
I am 100% sure that there is a mama in your state, your town, even on your road that is exactly right where you are right now.
This year has been insane for our kids – and for YOU.
There is not a mama out there who hasn’t cried, been unable to sleep, been afraid or even mad for their children for one reason or another.
So this is where we are, mama.
You are your kids safe space. I understand that every family is different. Some of us need a two income household. Some of us love our jobs. Some of us have no option but to keep our kids in school. Some of us never want to put our kids in school again. Some of us have been homeschooling for years. Some of us are going to experience our first year as homeschoolers. Some of us are trying to navigate working and having a kid learn virtually.
THERE IS NO RIGHT ANSWER. Every family is SO different that there is not a one-size-fits-all right now.
And that is OKAY, mama.
You want to know the real truth here? The ONE thing that all parents need to know when it comes to their kids education? The ONE REAL REASON that we need to step back, take a breath and enjoy the journey?
Here ya go….
That is literally it.
That is all you need to know about your decision.
Are your kiddos alive?
Are your kiddos fed?
Are your kiddos going to have an opportunity to learn no matter what decision you make?
Mama, let it go. In this moment I want you to take a deep breath and tell yourself that ANY decision you make about your kiddos schooling is going to be OKAY.
Now, I know that there are a few of you that have no clue if the choice you are making is the right one.
I will tell you something. WE NEVER DO. Ever. That is what parenting is all about!!!
So, if you are making a choice that is new to you, I want you to find your section below and keep reading.
YOU HAVE GOT THIS!
TO THE MAMA THAT IS HOMESCHOOLING
Yesterday I spoke to a mother who decided to homeschool and had heard about a curriculum that she was told was “the best.” Let me tell you that there is no “the best” when it comes to homeschool. There is only what is best for YOUR kiddo. If a curriculum is sold out. Oh well. Wait for it to come back in stock. If a curriculum doesn’t work for your kiddo – it means it doesn’t work for your kiddo. That is the beauty of homeschooling – you can FIND WHAT WORKS for your kiddo.
TO THE MAMA THAT IS SENDING HER KID TO SCHOOL
Mama, you gotta do what your heart tells you and if you feel like sending your kiddos to school is the best option for your family. Do it. With your whole heart.
I understand that some parents have to send their kids to school. That there’s no way around it. You also need to give yourself some grace and know that you are NOT ALONE.
TO THE MAMA OPTING FOR VIRTUAL SCHOOL
Go mom, go!
If going back to school in person isn’t for you, but homeschooling isn’t either and this middle of the road alternative works for your family, do it gal. Just do it.