RAR#209: What Worked? What Didn’t? Looking Back on Homeschooling with my 20-Year-Old Daughter
Early on, pretty much everyone in my world told me we were making a huge mistake in homeschooling.
It was weird, it was unknown to them, and of course, we are afraid of things that are weird and unknown.
I actually didn’t know anyone in my personal life who was homeschooling.
I read some blogs and books (of course!), but I just had a very strong hunch that we should do this home education thing. So we did, and I’m so glad.
I loved it – not every minute of it (ha!) – but now that my oldest kids are adults, I’m so grateful for the time I got with them during all of those growing up years.
Today, I have a treat for you. My oldest daughter, Audrey – 20 years old at the time we’re recording this, just finished her sophomore year at Franciscan University of Steubenville as an English major, and she is joining me on the show.
Audrey was homeschooled her entire education.
And there were some rocky years! When Audrey was 12 – so you know, 6th grade-ish, I also had a 10-year-old, an 8-year-old, a 1 year-old, and twin newborns.
Yes. Three babies age 1 and under. It was… a lot.
We’re going to talk about that, plus:
- what was most helpful for Audrey’s future
- did she feel “prepared,” for going away to college and becoming an adult? (you’re going to love her answer, I think!)
- what she really remembers about that time with babies (💗 😭) Mama’s with newborns – you just need to hear this. 💖
- We’re also answering YOUR questions!
Find the rest of the show notes at https://readaloudrevival.com/209/.