My name is Kim and I'm the eclectic homeschooling, almost unschooling, beach loving mom who lives in a lake house in the Olympic Mountains. My only kiddo is 12, and we've been homeschooling since halfway through first grade.
I'd love to help you find your homeschool footing and the rhythms that fit your kids and your family.
This is what happens when you trust your mama gut.
You create a life that you never believed was possible.
You're in exactly the right place if you:
- have a student struggling, being bullied, or just “hating school”
- have a neurodivergent kid who just doesn't jive with traditional learning
- are tired of the morning showdown
- are sick of being the Homework Enforcer
- spend late nights researching homeschooling
- are terrified to make a change
You really can make a change, mama!
You can change the dynamics of your family and heal your relationship with your kids.
Those sleepless nights…
Here's our story, if you want to know more.
Kindergarten was OK. Not great, but OK. Lots of mornings of my kiddo clinging to me, crying, begging me not to go. Her teacher holding her and me walking out of school, head down, tears running down my face.
First grade? Things went downhill, fast. Behaviors escalated.
Mornings became an anxiety-ridden daily struggle.
Afternoons held meltdowns (and worse).
Bedtimes? Hours of crying and sitting in my lap, not wanting to sleep because morning would come again.
I volunteered. I was in the classroom every week. I did the fundraisers. I threw myself into supporting her in every way I could.
And then every night, after the meltdowns and the struggles and watching her shut down in class, I would cry myself to sleep.
Until one day, my daughter said, “Mom, I'm just a bad kid. I'm a bad student. I hate myself.”
And suddenly, it was no longer about making it work. It was, very obviously, not working. And I was unwilling for her to continue down that road. She was 7.
The end of school, and the beginning of something new.
Two weeks later, she spent her last day in public school. Her last day was “reading in your pajamas day” at school, and she got to bring her huge stuffed unicorn.
It's not a big surprise that pajamas and Diamond the unicorn are beloved homeschool traditions at this point!
The decision to pull her from public school was terrifying, I won't lie.
I sent the required paperwork to the superintendent via return receipt mail, because there was no way I was facing those school secretaries. Those ladies have laser beam eyes, I tell ya.
But then, it was done. And suddenly the panic of “she'll never get enough sleep if she doesn't get in bed NOW” was gone. No more nighttime tears. Homework fights. Morning yelling. Barely making it on time.
It's been a winding journey, figuring out what works for us.
- We started with all the curriculum and school-y things.
- We tried out the public school partnership program.
- We tried the online “fun” curriculum.
And gradually, I began to understand I needed to create a path unique to our family.
That's the journey I'd like to share with you.
Because, mama, if I can encourage you to take the leap, to end the sleepless nights, or help you shorten that path of discovering what works, then you are that much closer to having a family life that brings you joy every day.
Are you on the fence?
Scared out of your mind to make the decision to homeschool? (DO IT!)
Think you're not qualified to do this homeschool thing? (YOU ARE!)
Let's walk this path together.