“I Can’t Afford to Homeschool.” | Let’s Talk About Priorities

I’ve held this in for a long time. In the past several months, I’ve encountered so many people who are upset over the state of our schools, whether it’s due to vaccine mandates, inappropriate curriculum, bullying, pedophiles school employees, etc. That’s completely understandable. People SHOULD be upset.

Unfortunately, most of these parents say they’re interested in homeschooling, only to instantly blow it off because they can’t live on one full time income.
I get it. There are a small number of people for which this is true…and I say very small. For the rest, their priorities could use some readjusting.

As a mom of 11, I KNOW how hard it is to live on one income. It’s a struggle, but in the end it comes down to what’s important.

Your possessions? Or your children?

Author: Shelly Sangrey

I'm Shelly, a Christ-following, homeschooling Mom of eleven children ( okay, not ALL children. My oldest is 23.) I met my husband right after graduation, and we've been together ever since. Though my life can be hectic at times... okay, ALL the time, I wouldn't change it for anything.

11 thoughts on ““I Can’t Afford to Homeschool.” | Let’s Talk About Priorities”

  1. My favorite response to those that say they cannot afford to homeschool or they are not smart enough to homeschool I say “If you really want to make it happen, you will. If you do not, you will make excuses.” I have seen parents turn over ever mountain to get tickets for a football game or the newest cell phone for all the kids etc but then say they cannot afford to homeschool. The REAL reason is they do not really want to homeschool.

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  2. Love your words about how your decisions in parenting affect your own children plus the generations coming after them. I often struggle with the feeling that I’m just a mom or I’m homeschooling and not making an income. I tend to forget what a difference I am making.

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