Hold On, Homeschool Mama! An Allegory to Inspire You


At The Mountain Base

In September, we stand by the start of the mountain trail, dreaming of what it will look like when we reach the top.

We start out full of energy and great new back-to-school plans, and thrilled to just be on the trail.


The path seems straight, and the world seems fresh with possibilities and ripe with promise.

Everything is new—new curriculum, new notebooks, new pencils—and everything is exhilarating.

We’ve (finally!) found those curriculum solutions that are going to solve our children’s unique learning challenges.

We are set. And we are ready!

But then…





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About the Author

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging other moms with practical tips for joy-filled living in everyday life, especially in parenting, marriage, faith and health. Alicia is the owner/editor of Your Vibrant Family; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Crosswalk.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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Jess Powell (Babi a Fi) - May 7, 2016 Reply

I loved this – I felt I was there, twisting and turning with the journey. It can be scary to step away from the path we think we should be taking, but it might be leading us in the wrong direction. x

Thanks so much for sharing at #FridayFrivolity

Mother of 3 - May 7, 2016 Reply

I love this! The photos you have to go along with the post are just beautiful too.

Gwen - May 13, 2016 Reply

This is beautiful! I have taken this trip myself and struggled and ached, (mostly from my heart) and wondered if we would make it. I have also, at last, reached the point of peace you write about, enjoying the victory and suddenly become overwhelmed with gratitude, suddenly so aware of the blessings, opportunity, and love constantly surrounding me. It is not easy being a homeschool Mom. It is, however, the most rewarding position you can hold, if you hold on. Stay the course and stay in prayer. God has got you and so you have got this. One day at a time, girls!

    Alicia Michelle - May 13, 2016 Reply

    Yes, yes, YES!! Love this. We can do this one day at a time, through His grace and direction. Thank you for your encouragement, Gwen!!

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