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What are Your Expectations for Homeschooling?

Overview: Our homeschooling expectations can make or break our joy and our success. Get a reality check from a veteran homeschool mom!

Did you ever expect something out of someone or out of a certain situation and get disappointed?  Like expecting your husband to remember to bring you flowers for every major occasion?  Or that your children would behave well in public?  LOL!!!  I know we’ve all been there, and when those expectations go unmet, it can be discouraging, embarrassing, or worse.

At the very least, expectations can be joy-killers, y’all. Because more often than not, at least for me, my expectations are way higher than reality. I know that has been true for my homeschooling life.  While I wasn’t exactly expecting the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, you might be surprised how close I came… 🙂

Today I’m guest-posting on My Joy-Filled Life as part of a series called The ABC’s of Homeschooling. My letter is X – for Expectations. (OK, I played with the English language there a little bit – you try coming up with a better word for X!)

I know that I started homeschooling, lo those many years ago, with many expectations that were just plain unrealistic. Join me at My Joy-Filled Life for a glimpse of what some of those were and how the reality turned out. Click here to go straight to the post: What are Your Expectations for Homeschooling?  I bet you’ll see yourself in some places. Surely I’m not the only one! 🙂

Our homeschooling expectations can make or break our joy and our success. Get a reality check from a veteran homeschool mom!

About the author

Ann Karako

Ann has been homeschooling for 18+ years and has graduated four children (one more to go). She believes that EVERY mom can CONFIDENTLY, COMPETENTLY -- and even CONTENTEDLY -- provide the COMPLETE high school education that her teen needs. Ann's website,, offers information, resources, and virtual hugs to help homeschool moms do just that. Ann has written Cure the Fear of Homeschooling High School: A Step-by-Step Manual for Research & Planning, and she founded the popular FB group called It's Not that Hard to Homeschool High School. She and her family, including two dogs and three cats, live in rural Missouri.

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I’m Ann (aka Annie), a veteran homeschool mom of five who HATES complicated!
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