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Does homeschooling sound like too much to add to your already full plate? Does your current homeschool schedule feel overwhelming? Minimalist homeschooling might be your answer.
Mama, are you as tired as I am of life being so over the top?
We are constantly being hit with the message that “more is better”. Everywhere we look, we’re being urged to get more done, make more money, and do more to make our children’s childhoods magical.
I have rebelled.
I got rid of most of my stuff. I started saying ‘no’ just because I wanted to. I cut everything down to the bare minimum. I’ve done this in every area of my life, including homeschooling.
If you’re already overwhelmed with this motherhood gig and worried that adding homeschooling to the list will send you to the loony bin, I’ve got good news for you.
Homeschooling doesn’t have to make you crazy. Minimalist homeschooling might be just the thing for you. And minimalist homeschooling doesn’t just mean less stuff. It means less of all of it. Fewer possessions, yes, but also less time. Less worry. Less effort.
Let’s unpack it.
Minimalism doesn’t just mean less stuff
When we think of minimalism, we usually think of clean white spaces, capsule wardrobes, and owning next to nothing. We get this idea that we’re kicked out of the minimalism club if we decide to keep a teacup collection, sport more than 33 items in our wardrobes, or give our kids more than a toy or two to play with.