It's not your fault you're worried about falling behind...
Chances are, you grew up in public school like me - I even taught in it for five years. And even for those who don't have a lifetime of personal experience in school, we are engulfed in school culture. We live in a society that believes children are empty vessels to be filled.
Your worries are a product of our culture's values and factory style learning.
Filling kids up with facts and keeping them compliant
Growth at an unwavering upward trajectory
Literacy as the most valuable skill over all else
Conveyor belt efficiency in education
Slogging through work (fun means something is unimportant)
Well-roundedness (being the same amount of good at everything)
But when I look at my own kids (and yours!) I see a completely different picture of authentic learning.
Natural curiosity from birth
Growth that's a mixture of plateaus, regressions, steady forward progress, and sudden "switch flipping" mastery
Pulling from a variety of disciplines to learn new skills
Inefficient lingering and marveling at small wonders
Joyful eagerness to take action
Many different skills developing at different rates
It is possible for you to step off the conveyor belt and into a purposeful, peace-filled homeschool life, where slowness is a sign of care and attention.
You can break free from wondering if you're doing "enough" and choose a different, better way to measure success.
This is just the beginning for you.
I'm ready to believe in you more than you believe in yourself.
Because you're a born learner, your growth is inevitable. But it can be hard to remember that in the thick of tough times.
It is inevitable to hit obstacles throughout the year. The difference in With Community is that we face them together and move through them with confidence, knowing they are temporary and conquerable.
This is just the beginning for your family.
Imagine the ripple effect of your ongoing momentum and mindset shifts.
When I am choosy about my priorities and focus on the most important things, there is time for connection with my family.
When I am confident in who God created me to be, and what He calls me to do in this season, my children grow up confident of these things, too.
When I reject the culture’s push for me to do more, my kids will grow up certain that always striving for “more” isn’t the way to satisfaction and fulfillment.
What exactly is
First, let me tell you what it's not...
With Community is made up of homeschool parents just like you. We learn and grow together so we can fight the powerful tide of school culture that tells us we aren't _________ enough to educate our kids.
We spend time on things
that matter most to you right now.
Just like I encourage you to pick what matters most to your family in each season, I do the same in With Community. Each month in With Community we spend time on a topic that matters to you. Members influence what the monthly themes are! In the past we have learned about:
When you join With Community you get access to all past member call recordings and special training videos, as well as printable resources.
But there’s even more up ahead!
Here's what's coming up in With Community.
Check out these juicy bonuses!
VIP access to booking for spring consults + portfolio reviews
Free pass to sprints and challenges
Doubt is normal for homeschoolers. But it doesn't have to be.
When you encounter setbacks, do you freeze in fear?
I used to do that, too!
I know what it's like to battle perfectionism. I've been fighting it my entire life. But it was when I became a mom (and only after lots of prayer!) that I finally found victory.
This victory is possible for you, too. I see threads pop up in homeschool groups where well-meaning homeschool vets say "Oh, I am 30 years in and I still worry if I'm doing enough! It just means you love your kids!"
That is baloney. You can love your kids without fretting over their progress.
Doing less can seem scary at first.
You can walk tall knowing that you are doing what's best for your family.
School culture tells us that we can fix all our problems by doing more. How freeing that the opposite is true!
Just like dripping water can erode an enormous boulder, cynics and critics around you may persist and erode your confidence.
But that criticism can't touch you if you're surrounded by a community that's committed to doing things differently.
IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES.
When you are connected with a strong community, you can homeschool with peace + confidence.
I've got something super special just for you!
For the first time...
Upgrade your With Community experience with customized 1:1 coaching. Here's how it will work...
I've only offered this coaching package once before, and I'm not certain I will offer it again.
One hour of coaching with me is currently $350, which puts the value of this upgrade at $4,200. But you can snag it for a fraction of that...
Get full access to With Community (and all its amazing benefits!) PLUS monthly Marco Polo coaching conversations with me.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
No. While our focus isn't on faith, I am a believer and love following Jesus...I also believe that the Holy Spirit He's given me is the only source of strength and grace I have. We have a mix of Christians and non-Christians in With Community.
Nope! You are welcome no matter what approach you choose to homeschool your kids. Many of us like to pull from a variety of approaches.
If you decide you'd like to leave within 14 days of joining, you get your money back! If you're a monthly member, you can cancel anytime. Annual members who decide to cancel after the first 14 days will keep access to the membership for the rest of the year, then have no payments taken thereafter.
Homeschool parents are busy people! And our core value in With: do less with confidence. I will share specific tips with you about how to get the most of the membership, how to build connection into your regular rhythm, and how to bounce back away from us members toward your own people as you apply what you've learned. This is definitely not designed to take up a lot of your time or energy.