The Book


Sample the first three chapters here (PDF) >

Homeschool Group Discount
We’ve included a Homeschool Group Study Guide in the back of the book. Your group could do a one-time study (just pick your favorite questions) or do a few at each of your meetings throughout the year. The questions are designed to help you connect on a heart-level with the other moms in your group and encourage one another. They would also spark discussion over coffee with a couple of sweet friends. Either way.

Homeschool groups receive a 40% discount when you buy 20 books or more!

For group ordering information, please contact Michelle:
by email:  OR
by phone:  (574) 658-4376.

Homeschool Group Study Guide
View and print the Homeschool Group Study Guide (pdf).

The book is available at Mardel stores and homeschool conventions around the country OR online:

What is the book about?

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 be?

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 lessons.

And that’s just September.


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.


The book is published by Familyman Ministries, a great source of encouragement and information for homeschooling moms and dads. Todd Wilson is the author of Lies Homeschooling Moms Believe and How to Be a Great Wife Even Though You Homeschool, among many others.