While we will always be Hip Hop Homeschoolers at heart, I'm excited to share our journey through our "freeschooling" approach to education.
I've been homeschooling since 2012, and the longer I homeschool, the more relaxed we get. The more I watch my children grow, the more I realize that their education is something they have more control over than I (or even they) realize.
Our journey began in 2012 when my oldest son "The Kidd" was in first grade. I was tired of the issues we were having at school. He was being told where and how to play on the playground, spending an hour on homework, lacking true support in areas he was struggling with, and the school's inability to be flexible about our travel schedule. I was working as a nanny at the time (and had been since before he was born), and negotiated bringing him to work with me with the family I was working for.
Over the years, and with more children running around now, our reasons for continuing to homeschool have grown and evolved, but ultimately, it all comes down to this being the best choice for our family.
"Didn't you used to be Hip Hop Homeschoolers?"
YEP! Evolution. But we still love hip hop, and we still are keeping it Blackity, Black.
Weirdly domestic homeschooling, work-from-home mom of...hmm, I seem to have lost count. When not wiping noses, playing taxi, or washing a never-ending pile of laundry, I spend stolen moments in the bathroom reading as much as I can and drinking heavily reheated butter coffee.
Books are the backbone of not only our homeschool but our household. Books open the world to endless knowledge and imagination. Say it with me: "There's no such thing as twaddle!"
The homeschool collective has traditionally been white, Christian, conservative, and exclusive. We homeschool in the real world and believe that homogenous groups of any kind aren't good environments for learning in.
Everyone can and should homeschool their child(ren) the way they want, even within the confines of state laws, charter regulations, work situations, family dynamics, and more.
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