Homeschooling, the JFK Way

It’s no secret that I like the JFK “moon speech.” But I think that part of it can just as easily apply to homeschooling (among other things), as it did to the moon landing:

We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard…

Many people think homeschooling is taking the easy way out. It’s easy because you don’t have to deal with the public school. It’s easy because it means you get to “sleep in” (hah!). It’s easy because it’s really just mom being lazy, and doing nothing all day while her children run wild. These people have no idea what homeschooling really looks like. It’s not easy…not at all. And those of us who choose to do it don’t do it because it’s easy…it’s because it’s the best thing for our children, even if that means doing the hard thing. Just like JFK and the moon.

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