Why We Stopped Using a Homeschool Room

Lately I’ve been seeing lots of beautiful photos of #homeschool rooms that are totally Pinterest-worthy. Knowing what I know about other homeschool moms, I’m sure there are those who might be feeling guilty because they either don’t have the space for one or simply found that having a homeschool room didn’t work for them. Today’s video is dedicated to them. ❤

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.

3 thoughts on “Why We Stopped Using a Homeschool Room”

  1. My friends and I call these folks “Magnolia moms.” The completely staged / fake photos of farmhouse furniture with bookshelves that are not crowded and sagging with books, but are used to display Hobby Lobby finds or whatever. There is a perfect intersection between these lifestyle photos and self-professed homeschooling gurus who insist that “curriculum doesn’t matter” and your kid is going to learn everything they ever need to know about science from nature walks and art projects. Which makes sense, because the kids they are homeschooling are usually like 5 years old, tops, so they haven’t gotten to the point of figuring out how to teach chemistry or calculus without a textbook. I’ve really started to loathe that kind of social media content, because it gives people bonkers views of homeschooling. Not just other homeschoolers who feel socioeconomically inadequate or whatever, but people who are not homeschoolers but are forming incorrect opinions of homeschoolers because this is the kind of thing they are seeing constantly under homeschooling hashtags. The reality of homeschooling: I am teaching my kid Latin from a workbook in the kitchen. And the books are honestly never neatly put away because books that you are using every single day do not need to be displayed like props in a fashion magazine. It’s everything I can do to prevent them from being covered in peanut butter.

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