“The only definition of homeschool success that matters is the one you have for your homeschool.”Camille Kirksey, The Intuitive Homeschooler
As a new homeschooler, I remember what it was like to dream about how homeschooling would be. I knew that I wanted a lifestyle that encouraged curious, insatiable learners who spent their days immersed in books, play, and interest-led projects surrounded by people who loved them the most. My only problem was that I wasn’t sure how to make it happen.
Over the years, I tried different educational methods, schedules, curricula, and resources to find what worked for my children. What I didn’t know then was that I was putting the cart before the horse. I now know that I needed to first (and continuously) cultivate myself – my heart, mind, and home – then homeschooling would flow from there. This realization rocked me to my core yet set me free to take steps toward creating the homeschool lifestyle that I dreamed of.
Back then, I was making homeschooling harder than it had to be, and I don’t want you to make the same mistakes.
The Intuitive Homeschooler started as a way for me to share my experiences with other homeschoolers, especially other Black and families of color. To my surprise, it has since turned into a mission to empower homeschool parents to be their best while helping their children do the same. Helping families live their best homeschool lives is what I do!
In addition to traditional homeschool topics, on my blog, you’ll find articles that invite you to go beneath the surface, to explore yourself and see your children in ways that aren’t conventionally connected to homeschooling. Other homeschool blogs often overlook these topics, which is unfortunate because they bridge gaps that you know you have and some that you may not know are there. It’s where the real, lasting work of homeschooling is done.
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I’m so happy that you’re here. Let’s walk this journey of homeschooling together.