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October 5, 2015

My homeschooling is NOT a reflection of you

periscope broadcast
My homeschooling is NOT a reflection of you
So I did it! I took the plunge and did my very first periscope. I will admit it's not very good. I was nervous, thoughts I had planned out in my head didn't come out of my mouth.

It's it funny how you can have a whole conversation in your head and when it's time to speak you loose it.

Things to do different next time:

  • make a list of power points I want to talk about. Actually write it down!
  • have more a prep time. I decided last night I was really going to do this thing and picked this morning as the date. What I should have done was give myself more time to focus in on what I wanted to discuss.
In the grand scheme of things it wasn't horrible, but it wasn't what I planned on in my head.  I was going to focus on how my homeschooling is not a reflection on you and I was going to address what to do with those awkward moments when you tell someone you homeschool and they give you a litany of reasons they don't homeschool. Or how your homeschooling can be different from other homeschoolers and they or you shouldn't feel bad for not homeschooling the same way even if using the same materials.

I wanted to point that you shouldn't feel bad for choosing to homeschool that even when you are 8 years into it, like me, you are still going to be faced with people that will give you a litany of reasons why they can't homeschool, or all of the sudden get defensive. It's okay they do that. You don't have to take it personal. Just know that what I'm doing with my children is not a reflection of you and your parenting, your choices, and your lifestyle.

That is where I wanted to go that is where I wanted to talk about, but I spent more time rambling about why my son is in public school this year and myself then anything else. The result really of not being fully prepared for today.

See for yourself! You can "katch" the replay on my katch me page or you can see it below. 


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6 comments:

  1. Brava for jumping in! :) It was a little weird that the others who apparently were talking with you were not audible. I wonder if there's a way to adjust that setting somehow.

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    1. The comments are actually text. So there is nothing to hear from them. I downloaded the raw video from katch.me and uploaded it to youtube.

      Doing that, downloading it from katch.me and uploading it to youtube, stripped out the comments and hearts.

      I think if you watch it on katch.me you will see the comments.

      Delete
    2. The comments are actually text. So there is nothing to hear from them. I downloaded the raw video from katch.me and uploaded it to youtube.

      Doing that, downloading it from katch.me and uploading it to youtube, stripped out the comments and hearts.

      I think if you watch it on katch.me you will see the comments.

      Delete
  2. Hey there! I wanted to let you know as I've been following you for a little while. I've been practically spammed with nominations for the Leibster award, and quite frankly it got somewhat annoying at one point in the past couple months. So, in an effort NOT to sound spammy..... I created a blog post in honor of the award featuring 10 homeschooling blogs I thought deserve more recognition than they are currently getting. I created a pinnable image for it (so hopefully other bloggers will post my pin and get your more coverage that way too). You aren't a "new" blogger - and I know that. I just looked at your RSS readership :/

    Anywho..... I included you. Overall, I just feel like your blog and your ideas are top notch and deserve recognition. This is the first post I read of yours in my feedly RSS feed last? week? Anyway, after reading this I dove right in!

    http://freshlymessy.com/nominated-for-the-liebster-award-10-other-awesome-kid-blogs/

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  3. I totally admire people who home school! I have utmost admiration for it. My oldest is in first grade...but at a small Christian school. I live in Norway where you can homeschool but it is not at all popular. People have a negative attitude toward it here often because culturally it has become the goal for every child to be "socialized" in daycares from the time they are very young and even if you are a stay at home mother but don't put your children in daycare, it can get very very hard with all the constant comments from everyone that children need to be socialized outside of their family. As a Catholic as well, I believe strongly that the most excellent socialization for a child is not state run but in the family. Anyway, I admire what you are doing! God bless!

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    1. Thanks for visiting today and leaving a comment. I hope you come back again.

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