For All Those Who Ask Me Why I Homeschool

If you've ever been to one of my shows as a keynote speaker, you've probably heard me talk about homeschooling my son. Like how the other day my son told me he wanted to know what real school feels like – so I bought him a backpack, let him ride the bus, and then shoved him up against a locker and called him names all day.

I get a lot of weird looks when I tell people we homeschool. And I get a lot of people coming up to me to ask me why I do it. And while I'm happy, and I believe I'm doing it for all the reasons that matter most to me and my family – I can never explain it well to you. Which is why I want to share with you this blog post I stumbled across, where a mother explains why homeschooling works for her family. She says it so much better than I ever could.

So for all of you out there who wanted to know more – sorry, it took me so long – but here's why:


Motivational Speaker Kelly Swanson - called one of North Carolina's funniest women by Our State Magazine. Kelly lifts the spirits of audiences from coast-to-coast using humor, storytelling, and lives of the characters from Prides Hollow - Kelly's make believe small town. This unique approach to motivational speaking allows Kelly to break through communications barriers and connect directly to the audience's imagination.
Her powerful stories and wacky wit will make you laugh, remind you that you matter, show you how to see beyond your obstacles, and teach you how to stand up and stick out in a crowded market.
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  1. Thanks for this Kelly! I will offer it as a resource when I'm talking to parents who are considering their options! And I will tell you this – if I had a child in school today, this would DEFINITELY be my choice.

  2. Sounds like 18 solid reasons to me! Thanks for the education!

  3. Thanks Kelly – This was very informative.  "The face of homeschooling is changing.  We are not all religious extremists or farmers, and our kids are not all overachieving academic nerds without social skills." I never did think you were a farmer….:)

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