Homeschooling Through the Alphabet: D is for Determination

Determination is a pretty important word in homeschooling.

Some days our determination to keep homeschooling is all that keeps us going!  Homeschooling can be so hard and so challenging at times that I just know I would have quit a hundred times by now if I wasn't so set on seeing this through.

When we first started homeschooling we weren't sure we would even last a year.  By our third year of homeschooling my boys were telling me that they weren't going to go back to school-- ever.

They were just as determined as I was to make this work.  They know that they need to help out around the house.  They know that they need to try to get along with one another and not drive me totally crazy with their fighting and bickering.  They know they need to apply themselves to their work....

But they are just kids and knowing how they should behave is not always how they actually behave.

We have days where they all complain about helping to clean the house and do their chores.

They have days when they are fighting and being so mean to each other that even sending them to their own rooms does not help.

They have days when getting any schoolwork done at all is like pulling teeth.

Luckily those days happen less and less the more we keep on this journey.  In turning to homeschooling we adopted a whole new lifestyle and we just LOVE it.

I am determined to keep on homeschooling just as long as I can.

Homeschooling Through the Alphabet:

A is for Awe
B is for Boisterous
C is for Creativity


  1. Yay for your determination. It makes this journey much more successful. Blessings!

  2. I can relate to this. Thanks for sharing.

  3. that determination will see you through. :)

    1. So far it sure has... not that there hasn't been a time or two I thought our journey was over and I was done but we took a break, regrouped and determined we wanted to keep on going.

  4. Determination is a great word. I bet homeschooling can be hard work at times. Your doing a great job :)

  5. Determination is a wonderful thing for those tough days. It brings rewards in the end :)

  6. I so agree! My kids have the same fervent wish to homeschool and that provides me the extra bit I need to get through hard days. Nice post!

    1. It definitely helps that my kids want to be homeschooled.

  7. Most of my children have no desire to change from our homeschooling life, which helps me stay determined to make this work. You are right; it does get easier over time.


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