Cool About School

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Have you personally struggled with indecision or pressure to teach your kids a certain way? Have you ever felt judged for your personal choices on the issue of education? Have you silently judged others for their personal choices regarding education?

There are many voices, many camps, many either / or places to land on this issue of school but they tend toward mutual exclusivity. Though there’s plenty of support for homeschooling, private schooling, and public schooling, there seems to be a vacuum on the topic of freedom and grace for parents struggling to know which road to travel. There are many resources and movements espousing one option over another option but where are the posts, articles, and books that say, “Hey, it’s all cool. There’s no wrong. But there is wisdom for your personal journey and freedom no matter which path you choose.”

I’ve written two different series on school. The most recent was a 31-day series for the month of October, 2014. Most of the 31 posts are bite-sized, daily doses of encouraging reads whether you do homeschool, public school, or private school. You can see all of those posts in one place here. 

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The other series was written in September of 2013 — 10 individual posts that unpack the issues in a longer, more narrative form. {See the posts below.}

I’m no expert. I’m just a mom who’s homeschooled and then public-schooled and experienced her fair share of anxiety and indecision about it all. These series are what I wish someone had handed me 13 years ago.

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September, 2013 Series

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“So are you still glad you switched from homeschool to public school?” The post in which I answer this question and also announce a SERIES.

Being Cool About School, a series: Our Story Part 1

Being Cool About School, a series: Our Story Part 2 {lessons I learned from letting a good thing go}

Being Cool About School, a series: 8 Reasons I’m Glad We Homeschooled

Being Cool About School, a series: A Letter to My Homeschooling Self {What I Wish I’d Known}

Being Cool About School, a series: 5 Gifts in our Transition from Homeschool to Public School

Being Cool About School, a series: How Can We All Care About Our Public Schools? {And Why Should We?}

Being Cool About School, a series: 8 Things to Consider if You’re Thinking About Public School

Being Cool About School, a series: Rejecting Fear-Based Motivations & Resting in Freedom

Finale Post :: Being Cool About School: How Can We Come Together?

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Earlier Posts About Our Journey From Homeschool to Public School: The Tears, the Fears, and the Freedom

The Year of Simplicity: Decisions & School Daze

Decisions & School Daze {Part 2}: Know Thyself

Decisions & School Daze {Part 3}: Pay Yourself

On Mothering & Decision-Making & Feeling Inside-Out

From Homeschool to Public School: What I’ve Learned About Myself and My Kids

School: It’s Not an Easy Decision, Let’s Show Some Love

Schooliversary

School Decisions: Finding Your Family’s Path & Walking in Freedom

{14 Months Later} Rest, Giving Up, & Receiving My Own Life