Monday, July 18, 2011

Starting Year 12

I’m coming up on my 12th year of homeschooling. Astonishing! If I had been a public school teacher as I trained to be in college, I would have earned somewhere around $350,000 in the past 12 years, give or take a few thousand. I would have spent somewhere around 2,000 hours teaching literature, grammar, and composition to hundreds of students. Some I would have loved; some I would never have wanted to see again.

But I am thankful, so thankful, that 17 years ago, we decided that I would stay home with our kids, and 12 years ago, we knew that homeschooling was the best choice for our family. I haven’t made much money in the past decade, but I have learned more than I ever imagined about a wide spectrum of subjects, from art history to coral reefs to the Oregon Trail. …

{Please join me over at The Homeschool Classroom to find out how we transition into the new school year!}


  1. I also just finished up my 12th year of homeschooling. I've grown so much as a mom and teacher these last 12 years. I wouldn't trade it for the world.

  2. I enjoyed reading your post at The Homeschool Classroom today. I could relate to your income as a teacher and what you haven't made... I was a teacher as well, but I hardly ever think about the lost wages - the investment in my children is so worth any lost income.

    Congrats to you on so many successful years of homeschooling. This will be our third year and I feel so blessed to share this time with my children!

    I am following your blog now and look forward to reading more.


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