Hip Homeschool Hop 9/8/15

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Heather, an HHM team member who blogs at A Nurse’s Wildflowers, chose None of Our Children Attended Harvard as her favorite post from last week. Here’s what Heather had to say about the post: “I loved this post! I too have seen so many homeschooling families measuring their homeschooling successes by how many of their children have gone to elite colleges and become doctors, attorneys, etc. I don’t like it one bit. Homeschool success is not about how awesome a child’s school or career is. It is about how they have become as people. This article was refreshing to read for sure!”

HOP None of Our Children Attended Harvard

Wendy, one of the co-owners of the Hip Homeschool Moms site, blogs at Homeschooling Blessings. She chose Project Fail! as her favorite article from last week. “So many of us feel like we should only blog about the things that go well in our homeschools. We don’t like to admit when things don’t work out or when things go just plain wrong! It’s good sometimes to realize that just because something goes wrong doesn’t mean our homeschools are failures! It’s just part of life and learning.”

HOP Project Fail

About the author


Wendy is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms, Only Passionate Curiosity, Homeschool Road Trips, Love These Recipes, and Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She married her high school sweetheart, Scott, 30 years ago, and they live in the South. Hannah, age 26, has autism and was the first homeschool graduate in the family. Noah, age 24, was the second homeschool graduate and the first to leave the nest. Mary Grace, age 18, is the most recent homeschool graduate. Wendy loves working out and teaching Training for Warriors classes at her local gym. She also enjoys learning along with her family, educational travel, reading, and writing, and she attempts to grow an herb garden every summer with limited success.


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  • Thank you so much for featuring my post about “Project Fail!” I think that I am often too hard on myself, and being able to let go of some of that expectation has made homeschooling a lot easier.

    • You’re welcome, Heather! We’re so glad you linked up with us! Yes, we are often too hard on ourselves! It’s so much more enjoyable and (I think) our children are more successful when we aren’t so hard on ourselves.

  • Thank you to Heather for your kind words about my post. All of my children are now grown, and if I could go back to those wonderful days when they were small and messy and noisy, I would take back with me what I more fully know now: it’s never worth looking around at “other people” and defining our own lives and families by shallow externals.

    Each of our children, like each of us, is truly precious and unique — and each homeschooling family is given the challenge of figuring out, treasuring, and nurturing that uniqueness. It’s who we are, not what we do, that matters.

    • Thank you so much, Carolyn! You are absolutely right! I’m still homeschooling, but I’ve learned so much during these past 18 years of homeschooling that I wish I’d known when I first began. 🙂 Thanks for your encouragement! I’ll pass it along to Heather.