Hold On, Homeschool Mama! An Allegory to Inspire You


Clinging to the Mountainside

It’s unfamiliar and not pleasant. That well-worn path is gone.

And as our muscles ache as we take this long, arduous route around, we become disillusioned, wondering if this really was the best plan.

We wonder if this whole homeschool thing was really too much for us.


Maybe those naysayers were right, we think, as we frustratingly adjust to a new daily rhythm, or completely new curriculum.

As we feel like we’re backpedaling instead of moving forward, we wonder, “I’m not sure this is going to work, and I feel like a failure. Can I be enough for my kids, especially under these circumstances?”

But still we continue forward, one moment at a time, trusting that guiding voice that has proved faithful in the past.

Please, God, let this all work out, we plead.

Mama, are you tired? And eagerly awaiting the end of the school year? Let this post encourage you and give you the stamina to finish strong. Vibrant Homeschooling

by Lilla Frerichs

Even though we’re not sure that it will.

And then… it happens.



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Leave a Reply 6 comments

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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