Confessions of a Public School Mom



One of my greatest fears in life is disappointing people. You will never see me making sweeping statements online about fitness goals or eating plans. The idea of telling people I am going to do something and then not follow through is just about the worse thing I can imagine. So the idea of saying I am planning on writing for 31 days in a row? Well, that’s not in the cards.

But yet, here I am.


Welcome to Confessions of a Public School Mom.


Why should you stay and read? Well, I write this for us. I write for the Homeschooling Mamas out there who can’t understand why on earth I would send my kids to be educated by the Public School System. I write this for my fellow Public School Parents even as we wrestle with Common Core, Lockdown Drills, School Boards, taxes, bussing, testing, safety, bullying, and, and, and. But most importantly, I write this for myself. I write this to remember why we do this; why our family chose this path not out of convenience, but out of conviction.



I hope you will join me this month. No matter what path we choose for our children and our family, we are in this together.


Day One: Introduction
Day Two: Lockdown Drills and Little Hearts
Day Three: This Is Where I Struggle
Day Four: A Sunday Night Prayer
Day Thirteen: A Day in the Life
Day Fourteen: A Follow Up of Sorts


10 comments:

  1. Bravo! I've been a public school mom for 20 years! Love it and would not have it any other way- Five kids! blessings on this series- cornelia

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    1. Thanks so much!! Grateful for the support.

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  2. So glad to have found this series -- we're right in that stage where there's a lot of thinking and researching going on, and I've been hoping to hear from a mom who chose public school to help us in our considerations. Thank you. :)

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    1. So glad you're reading - I hope it is a help to you. Please, let me know if there are any specific topics you'd like to see covered or questions you have!

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  3. LOVE this topic. My late-husband was a staff pastor. He shocked his fellow staff members one day by telling them even if we got a scholarship for our kids to attend the church's Christian school we wouldn't do it. We intentionally chose public schooling for our kids. I love engaging teachers as team members in the education of our kids. I love helping my kids learn to relate to peers and live out their faith with grace and love. I'll check back in on this series, fellow #write31days blogger.

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    1. Jenn, I am so glad you are reading and I'm grateful to hear your story. What you said is exactly why we have our children in public school and although we loved homeschooling, I wouldn't change what we are doing for the world.

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  4. I love this series. I was homeschooled myself from 1-12 grade but my kids now go to public school. It was an agonizing decision--but ultimately the right one for us right now. I look forward to following your posts. I am doing write31days for the first time too! thebamblog.com

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    1. Brittany, I'm so glad you are enjoying it. It's a hard decision but I know it's the right one for us. I'm glad you are doing what you feel called to do as well. Looking forward to checking out your series!

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  5. Hi, Brenna! Homeschoolers here, looking forward to hearing about your public school experience :)

    Stopping by from #Write31Days.

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  6. Hi! I've got one homeschooled and two in public schools. You're posts have been so good so far. I hope you'll keep going with them, even if you don't make all 31 days.

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