One of the most popular posts on this blog is Why Homeschool Moms Need Homeschool Friends. One of the most common search terms is making friends as a homeschool mom or keeping friends as a homeschool mom. It seems that friendship as a homeschool mom is a concern that many of us have.
And I get it, I do! Homeschooling can be a lonely journey. Day after day we are in our homes with our kids. Our public school friends oftentimes think we are nuts and breaking into homeschool cliques seem a daunting task.
This is why my HEART lies with fellow homeschool moms. I know what it is like to know very few other homeschoolers. I know what it is like to walk into a homeschool co-op and know NO ONE there. I know what it is like to feel judged or discouraged by other homeschool moms, and what it is like when your public school friends blatantly disagree with your homeschool decision.
That is why I am SO EXCITED to share with you a brand new series here on Joy in the Journey that is all about making and keeping friends as a homeschool mom. The first post will kick of next week but here is a sneak peek!
In this post we will take a look at the different avenues where you can find homeschool mom friends. It will go beyond just showing up at a homeschool co-op and will give you REAL advice and links to help you meet other homeschool moms and find friends who understand what you are going through.
Homeschool cliques, they do exist even in groups where the leaders think they don’t (yes, I am talking to myself here!). We are going to investigate WHY this happens. We are also going to discuss how you can break up the cliques in your homeschool group, and how you can break into one if you feel like an outsider.
Public School Moms and Homeschool Moms, Can they be Friends? (Publishing March 21st)
Chances are your friendships with your public school friends WILL change. But, they don’t have to dissolve. In this post we are going to take a look at the friendships between public school moms and homeschool moms. We are going to discuss tips on respecting educational choices, even when you don’t agree, and how to keep those friendships despite our differences.
Be sure to come back next Monday as we kick off the series! What would you like to see discussed? Sound off in the comments!