When I began my homeschooling journey it was incredibly overwhelming. I had no idea what I was getting into. The facts were I knew that private school wasn’t an option, and neither was public school. Then, I did what any future homeschooling parent would do, ask everyone on Facebook.
Why was asking Facebook a problem?
Facebook seems to be the new Google, and I didn’t know where else to turn. I went into the many groups and started asking a million questions. I researched all over the place and it ended up working against me.
It turned into information overload.
What seemed like a great idea to get information, turned into an overwhelming amount of information really quickly. For instance, I asked about options for math curriculum for my daughter. Then the comments started rolling in and I ended up with more options than I could count on my two hands.
It ended up putting me right back where I started with an abundance of information with no direction on how to utilize it.
There was so much information, I ended up enrolling her in an online school.
While it was an awesome program, my daughter really needed that traditional school style books. So, back to the drawing boards we went.
We picked up a curriculum a friend used and went with it.
It seemed fool proof. She used it and loved it, and then her kiddos used it and loved it. I felt like it couldn’t go wrong, until it did.
This particular curriculum did not end up suiting either of my daughters needs. Now we are two curriculums in, a ton of money, and not getting the results we need.
On year three, I finally found a curriculum that seemed to be the winning ticket! Then, we decided to bring my 12 year old home and homeschool him as well. The problem was, he is a completely different learner. I knew going into homeschooling him he would need a completely different approach.
As you can see, it was a huge process. Thankfully when he began homeschooling I already realized from the two years prior Facebook and Google weren’t really going to help me.
3 years and 10 curriculums
After I realized how much of a struggle it was to find curriculums that worked for us (and note, I am replacing one this upcoming year) I took to the masses.
Was I the only one struggling this much?
Nope. Almost every single person I talked to had this same exact issue. For homeschoolers there is not much in the realm of guidance when starting out, or changing curriculums.
That is why I decided to fill that gap. I did not want another person to have to go through such a tough learning curve when beginning their homeschool journey.
Don’t make yourself go through such a hard learning curve like I did. Let’s chat.