Why I am choosing to Send my Kids to School Next Year

Change can be frightening, but in one way or another, it’s always good.  It’s good to push yourself to have new experiences, meet new people, and see where it takes you.

I have homeschooled my kids since the beginning.  Originally, I started homeschooling when my oldest exhibited severe anxiety.  I thought that he would get lost in a classroom setting.  I thought, and still think, that he learns better one on one.

It worked so well for us, so I decided to continue with the others.

They were learning, they were thriving, it didn’t make sense to stop.

I do think it has to work for everybody, and things change.  We are working to put the house up for sale, looking forward to moving to a new house and start life anew.

I am also ready to move on and start a new life for myself.  This is why I am sending my kids to school next year.


Why I am sending my kdis to school next year #homeschool


I am tired.

I am ready to have a career, I am ready to have money and be independent.  I want to make a name for myself, build my client list, and be my own person.  I want to go back to school and get certified, and all of this isn’t possible with the time and energy that homeschooling takes.

I can’t do everything.  If my kids are at home, I will dedicate myself to their learning – full-time.

It’s not that money is so important, or more important, but I need to be independent.  I need to be financially independent.

The kids are ready.  They have said that they want to go to school, and if that’s what they want, I want it for them. 

It helps that I’m also ready to move on as well.

We have had a nice run.  I think I have given them a solid foundation.  With the move into a better neighborhood, with more diversity of thought and education, and a much better school district – it’s time. This year, I am preparing them to be out in the world.  I am teaching them how to take notes, how to work independently, how to seek answers from resources other than me/teacher/peers, how to be strong, and how to be confident in their knowledge.

I think going out into the world as it is, being black in America, you have to be able to stand up for yourself and what you believe in.  You can’t let people push you around.

So there.


I want them to succeed most of all, in whatever capacity they can.

So if school doesn’t work for one, or one wants to come back home, we can talk about it.  However, he/she will be strongly encouraged to “stick it out” for a while :), because mama wants and is ready to do her own thing!


Did you decide to put your kids back into school after homeschooling for a while?  Was the decision tough, or was it easy and felt right?

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  1. Sounds like a nice balance to have both.
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  2. My younger kids are off to school this year. (The high schoolers have been in private school already.) It’s been a huge change for ME, after 19 years of homeschooling. I turned to volunteering to sort of figure out what I want to do with myself. I’m not interested in a career, but it’s nice to feel useful to our community. The kids are doing great. They’re in a tiny, private school, and so far, we haven’t had any problems. I know it won’t always be rosy, but I feel confident it was the right choice for us, and I’m embracing this new season.

  3. I’m glad you are doing what feels best for you and your babies. I know this transition can come with its own worries, trust me , I know. Just know I’m here for you, I’ll be an ear and a shoulder you can lean on. 🙂

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