Why I wrote Homeschooling: You CAN Do It!
God put it on my heart. I have interacted with so many moms over the years that are in the same position I once was in. Not satisfied with the conventional schools, but doubting their ability to homeschool successfully. It was a giant leap for me, but after 8 years of experience, I can say that I love it for so many more reasons than I ever dreamed possible. Not only that but my sons are thriving and actually passing their standardized tests well above the national average!
I wanted to write a book that I would have loved to receive when I first started out. A book that would understand my fears, but alleviate me of them because it would show me the way.
I would have wanted one practical guidebook filled with easy to understand steps, explanations of all the homeschool lingo ("are you Charlotte Mason or Classical" anyone?!), resources and specific, true-to-life examples. I have included all of this in the book PLUS interviews I had with 18 homeschool families to share their knowledge & encouragement with you! It has been a blessing for me to hear such uplifting feedback since it's release in 2018.
"I bought a copy for my sister in law. She was thinking maybe she could homeschool her youngest but her older son has autism and she felt she never could. It was a “no go” topic. Today she said she finished reading your book and loved it! She went from being unsure about homeschooling her youngest, to being fired up about homeschooling her 9 yo autistic son!"
"Hi! Just finished your book! I read it in 2 days… and that’s fast for life with 3 kiddos. :) This book was seriously STRAIGHT from the arms of God. I have been praying and seeking God for what he has for our family vision… and the first thing you talk about is what? Family vision! Not only did you encourage me, but you also gave me so much practical advice and that’s exactly what I needed! So again, thank you!"
"Both veteran homeschooling families and those just getting started will benefit from reading this book. I’ve been a homeschooling mom for 19 years, yet I found this book encouraging and informative. It is simple, straightforward and chock full of helpful information and resources. New homeschoolers will find the book thorough yet not overwhelming. Experienced homeschoolers will find nuggets of wisdom in these pages that they can take away and implement as well. This is a book I wish had been available when I first started homeschooling!"
"With more families considering homeschooling than ever before, Kirsten’s resource is essential for the homeschooling book market. The information in this book clearly guides one through the maze of the homeschool experience. Every question that will come up is answered in very easy to understand prose. Even if you have already started homeschooling, nobody has all the answers all the time, but Kirsten’s book does. I highly recommend the book for all homeschooling families, it will be your one stop shop for all your homeschooling questions and challenges."
-Mike Smith, President, HSLDA