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Do any single parents here homeschool?

What is your situation like (if you don't mind me asking
) I would soooo love to be able to homeschool but my mind says as a single parent it's not possible because I have no coparent either, it's all me financially etc.

Thanks in advance for any stories you have!
 

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I will be homeschooling my two children. I whole heartedly believe in homeschooling and I will not let the fact that I am a single mom now short change my children by giving them less than the best education. I feel they can get a better education at home.
I will never be able to work outside the home because of DS and will always have to work at home for financial reasons but I will make it work.
Good luck!
 

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Here are a few past threads we're had on this forum about homeschooling as a single mom... I describe our situation in one of them:
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=517487
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=551969
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=459357

There are a lot of us, actually.
I've done different things throughout the years, and my daughter is 14 now so childcare isn't an issue. Currently we live on school funding (I'm in grad school) plus I have a fairly well-paying job that I work at 10-15 hours a week...

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Yes, do check out the threads Dar linked to ... I've always been a single mother (except for an interval with the ex, but he was never available to co-parent the kids) and I've always homeschooled: my kids are five, seven and a half, and going on eighteen now. I wouldn't trade homeschooling for anything.
 

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Thanks for posting those links, Dar!


I am a single homeschooling mama. We are unschoolers, which is very compatible with single-mothering in that we do not have to make education and healthy development more complicated, esoteric and compartmentalized than it has to be. Education can just be a natural experience of LIFE.

Simplification is my main priority in every area of my life as I am literally single-handedly raising my two children. So I am very attracted to no-nonsense, holistic, vital human experience. Homeschooling fits in really naturally with that. It is so much more mama and child friendly, IMO.
 

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I was a single, homeschooling mama for awhile. But.....

I had a roommate/friend who shared in caring for the kids with me, AND got child support from my-baby-daddy. Makes a big difference, I know.

I'm sure I would have found a way to make it work even if I was all alone, 'cause I'm really stubborn.
 
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