We all have a different reason for choosing to homeschool

We all have a different reason for choosing to homeschool. Unfortunately for homeschool families WE get asked about our reasons, unlike our public and private school counterparts. Identifying your CORE reason for homeschooling can help your answer sound less defensive.

Listen to Christy talk about this subject, and share her CORE reason for homeschooling in this video.

This post also discusses the topic, but is not a transcript of the video 🙂 

Perhaps you have several reasons for homeschooling.  You might come up with a list:

Avoid cliques and bullying

Provide a better education

Give my children the power of choice

Avoid state testing

Religious reasons

Differently abilities (IEP or Gifted)

Ultimately, you know your kids best of all. What are your instincts telling you?

One thing to remember when answering this question from well meaning friends and family is that – there is no WRONG way to go to school. We need ALL SYSTEMS. Every family is making the right choice for them. Answer their inquiries with love and kindness and most of all patience. Own your reasons without making them doubt their own choices. Invite them to a park day or event held on a traditional school holiday. Share your successes on social media. Celebrate the success of other-schooled friends. 

When you do get questions, after answering, ask questions back – keep it positive and non threatening. Ask your family and friends what they love most about their school,  and let them share! Tell them you would love to come to so-and so’s next (insert event here…. Play, awards ceremony, festival, fundraiser, etc). 

If you’d like help discovering your core reason for homeschooling – whether you’re new to homeschooling or you’ve been homeschooling for a while,  grab these free guided journaling pages to help you decide what your core reason is for homeschooling. The packet also contains a page where you can compare the top three homeschool choices in California the PSA the ISP / Charter or enrolling with a PSP like the Happy Hive. 

You can find a little bit of background information about the 4 legal options for homeschooling in California on our: 4 Legal options to Homeschool in California Page. 

Feel free to share your core reason for homeschooling in the comments section and be sure to CONTACT US with any questions or concerns about homeschooling! 

  • enjoy the journey!

Christy “Mrs. Crabtree”

President’s Day

To date there have been 45 men who have served as President of the United States. Today is a day to remember and honor them.

There are many books about our past Presidents from which you can gain a great understanding of how they grew into the leaders they became. My favorite series for this by far is the “Who WAS” series .

Back in 2010, For Washington’s birthday I gave the bugs an assignment… Write about what you would do if you were president of the USA, and then paint me a picture of yourself as president… here is what they came up with:

If I were President I would…

9 year old Lauren’s Essay: If I were President I would give the jobs money to give the people for payment. If I were President that is what I would do.

8 year old Megan’s Essay: If I were president I would lower prices and I would give food to the poor and I would like to make toys un – breakable. If I were president that’s what I would do.

6, almost 7 year old Douglas’ Essay: If I were President of the United States I would give people jobs… the front of his picture says: I am the President at my desk. I am saying, “How are you doing today?”. I let the little kid in my desk. The Daddy is looking at the jobs. TOOOOO CUTE!!!!!


As adults we potentially deal with Presidents on a daily basis (even if we avoid the news)… how? Because our presidents are on Money!

Did you know that there have been no revisions to the Presidents depicted on currency since 1928? Unfortunately the department of treasury can not determine with any accuracy why certain Presidents and statesmen were chosen for their specific denominations.

The only modifications to currency began in 1996 to improve security against counterfeiting.

You can learn all kinds of Fun Facts about the presidents (and other leaders) on paper money in my slide presentation and guided note activity pack.

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My President’s Day gift to you is this activity:

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With Love,

“Mrs. Crabtree”

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