I am very excited to be partnering with Todd and Debbie Wilson of Familyman Ministries in the publishing and sale of The Homeschool Experiment. The book is due to be released in March 2012. Meanwhile, please check out the Familyman website for all their great resources.
This book is a cross between Confessions of a Shopaholic and The Girlfriend’s Guide to Homeschooling, if there were such a book. There needs to be.
Because none of my homeschooling books ever covered how to finish your read-aloud when your baby just had a blowout all over the high chair, and you finish giving him a bath only to find that your oven fries were burned to a crisp, and you barely got those thrown out when you had to run to the living room because of the screaming and blood to find that your daughter just accidentally knocked your son’s loose tooth out by kicking him in the face. Accidentally. While they were supposed to be waiting for you to finish reading.
None of my books covered that.
So, this is a book for homeschooling moms, those who love them, and those fascinated by the freakiness of the whole homeschooling thing.
It’s also a book for all moms. Every mother can relate to the daily struggles and joys of life with small children, the worry about how to school them, and terror that we’ll manage to mess them up for good.
If you’ve ever wanted to dip a toe into the waters of homeschooling, or peek through the curtains of a homeschooler’s life to catch a glimpse of a real day, here’s your chance. And, there’s no bashing of public or private schoolers, either, just an honest account of one family’s struggles, decisions, and hilarious moments. Step on in and join us here.
This is a book a mom could read by the pool. Wait, moms don’t read by the pool; they have to make sure their children don’t drown. This is a book a mom can read on that rare occasion she gets to go to a nice restaurant and read something for herself. Something fun. Something that doesn’t tell her seven more things she should be doing.
It’s light, it’s funny, but there are deep truths inside. My prayer is that you will read it, laugh, cry, and be encouraged to keep running your race. The one God calls you to run.
Run on, Moms.
Here’s the synopsis from the back cover of the book:
Julianne Miller feels God nudging her to homeschool her three children. The only problem is, she has no idea what she’s doing. But, how hard could first grade possibly
If you are a mother, homeschooling or not, you’ll be encouraged when you
join Julianne and her co-op friends as they navigate through a hard
but humorous year of diapers, dinners, husbands, meltdowns, and math
And that’s just September.
We are planning to sell the book at Amazon.com, CBD.com, and the FamilyMan booth at homeschool conventions across the country.