Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Only Passionate Curiosity- A Review

We homeschool moms all have times when it just becomes too much. The stress of trying to schedule lessons, doctor/therapy appointments, clean the house, cook dinner, and still manage to stay sane: it becomes overwhelming!  We feel like we are at our breaking point! If you are like me, in that moment you begin to question if you are actually cut out for this gig or if your children would be better off in a public school. Most of the time, in those moments, I feel like a failure, more than that, I feel utterly alone! 

I was relieved to find out recently that this is a very normal reality for a lot of moms. Thankfully, I was given the opportunity to review an ecourse called Homeschool Rescue by Only Passionate Curiosity. Their motto is "Breath New Life Into Your Homeschool." I knew that was what I needed!

Only Passionate Curiosity Homeschool Rescue

Homeschool Rescue is a 60 day ecourse. It includes 5 modules that each have 3-5 lessons, printable worksheets to help reinforce the videos in your own life, bonus material that is being added to constantly, and online support in the form of a Facebook groups and emails from the creator, Heather. There is also a printable planner that can help keep you on track if needed.

I knew that this would be hard to fit into my already full days. I knew that finding another 20 minutes or so to myself would be almost impossible. What I also knew was that if I didn't figure something out, our homeschooling journey could be over. I needed this course! 

In the beginning, I struggled to find the time to watch the videos and complete the homework. I wanted so desperately to stay on track and be involved on the Facebook support group. Much to my relief, it wasn't long before Heather sent out an encouraging email about working at our own pace. I breathed a huge sigh and kept trucking through, and man, am I a glad that I did! I do want to make a note here that the emails from Heather are not daily or even weekly. In fact, I loved that they seemed almost random, but always right on time for where I was in my progress through the lessons. They were the encouragement that I needed to keep going. 

The lessons are designed to build on each other and start with you evaluating your current homeschool in the first module called "Triage Your Homeschool." The questions were tough and sometimes hard to answer, but I knew change was needed, and since I was the only one reading my answers, there was no sugar-coating them. The reality was a hard one for me to swallow at first, but the grace that I felt from Heather, encouragement that I wasn't the only mom feeling this way or going through this was so reassuring. 

Only Passionate Curiosity Homeschool Rescue

The second module, "Time Management Systems & Organization" is probably the one that I needed/need the most. I want to be organized, I try to be organized, but I have four children. I feel like every time I almost get there, life happens! This was a great module to remind me, a self-proclamined curriculum junkie, that there is too much of a good thing. It has been tough, but the purging has begun. This is HARD for me, but I am realizing with each box I fill and get rid of and each shelf I organize, that now I have only what we actually use. I know where to find it and quickly. It really has begun to reduce the day-to-day stress of planning, teaching and learning for me and the kiddos!

I am still working through the course, and since Heather has forbidden us from using the word 'behind,' I will say that I am right where I need to be for this stage of my life. I am grateful that I can get serious about each lesson and apply it in real time. I never feel like I am being rushed to finish. Because I have a lifetime membership, if one lesson's homework takes longer than I thought it should, that is okay. I just keep moving forward.

Only Passionate Curiosity Homeschool Rescue

There is so much more that I could talk about. I am beyond grateful for this resource. It has truly helped "Breath New Life Into our Homeschool!" I know that it could for you too! If you are struggling with fatigue, completely overwhelmed, or may be just stuck in a rut, this course is for you. I absolutely love the support that it gives moms. 

Homeschool Rescue is running a Summer course for a new group of parents starting in June. You can sign-up today to reserve your spot in the live course by visiting their website!

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Other members of the Homeschool Review Crew were given the chance to use this course as well. You can read about their experiences by clicking the link below:

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1 comment:

  1. That breath of relief when she sent the email about working at your own pace? Yea - I sighed it as well. This is definitely a class that does best worked at the pace that fits you and your ability to delve into the topics. But a schedule is good too so you don't just give up. A good balance. - Lori