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You Can Do It Too! - 25 Homeschool Families Share Their Story [Kindle Edition]

Lorilee Lippincott
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Book Description

Not sure you could homeschool? This book is for you!

Afraid you don’t have the education or patience? This book is for you!

Curious about what it looks like day-to-day? This book is for you!

Overwhelmed by homeschool options? This book is for you!

You Can Do It Too! is a series of interviews with 25 homeschool families answering questions of ‘Why do you homeschool?’ ‘What does it look like?’ ‘How do you find what to teach? ‘What do your kids think?’ and much more. Our goal is to share with you the how’s and why’s – the successes and failures.

This book isn't:
This book isn’t a book comparing homeschool, public school, private school or other education options. We are not going to tell you what is best for you or your kids because we don’t know you or your options. The goal of this book is to let you see the nuts and bolts of what homeschool is and make sure you know it is an option for you.

Open the pages and come on in. Let us share our stories with you.

Contributors Include:
Kristen - The Frugal Girl
Lee - The HomeScholar
Nancy - Family on Bikes
Natalie - Visionary Womanhood
Carlie - So You Call Yourself A Homeschooler?
Lorilee - Loving Simple Living
Liz - The Hesitant Housewife
Jill - Tiny and Small
Stephanie - Keeper of the Home
Heidi - Mt. Hope Chronicles
Heather - OMSH
Wendy - Homeschool Blessings and Hip Homeschool Moms
Teri - TommyMom
Tabitha - Meet Penny
Bambi - Nursery of the Nation
Marcy - Ben and Me
Carisa - 1+1+1=1
Joy - Five J's
Megan - House of the Rising Sons
Toni - The Happy Housewife
Mandi - Life Your Way
Danielle - Organized Hysteria
Kerry - How to Homeschool My Child
Nicole - By Word of Mouth Musing
Leo - Zen Habits
Kelly - Generation Cedar

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Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Lorilee is a child of God, wife, mom, homeschool teacher, writer, minimalist, travel lover and wanderer. She is so excited about this book because she know we can encourage and learn so much from one another.

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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0096CHAL0
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genuine Connection, Inspiration and Encouragement September 12, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Reading this book, I felt like I was sitting in large, but still personal, support group meeting, with a chair for everyone drawn into an inviting circle. I kept nodding my head, highlighting, sometimes laughing out loud. These 25 moms write honestly, beautifully, humorously, and wisely about real life as the main facilitators of their children's education. Most of the bloggers whose interviews feature here are Christians, although I can imagine a secular home-educator gleaning inspiration from its pages as well. If you're anywhere at all, from newbie to veteran in your homeschooling journey, or if you're toying with the idea and wonder what life might actually look like, with all its joys and trials and adventure and monotony, I'd say this book is well worth the price!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for those hoping or already homeschooling! September 11, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
If you are just starting out, or even if you are an experienced homeschooler, it is always great to read others stories. This book is just that, 25 homeschoolers stories about homeschooling. I love that there are so many different "types" of homeschoolers in this book. Whether you want to do "school at home" or if you want to take off on a cross country adventure, this book has something for you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Lisa
Format:Kindle Edition
You Can Do It Too! is a compilation of 25 + families and their homeschooling stories. Covering 250+ pages, each family shares the ups and downs of their journey from 'why' they started to 'how' they homeschool and 'what' it means to their family.

"Not sure you could homeschool? This book is for you!

Afraid you don't have the education or patience? This book is for you!

Curious about what it looks like day-to-day? This book is for you!

Overwhelmed by homeschool options? This book is for you!"

Just as no one curriculum fits every child, no one method fits every family. It was refreshing to catch this glimpse into a diverse group of homeschoolers - all who share the same thread....choosing to do the BEST for their children!

I really enjoyed this book! It was a great read and goes perfect with a cup of coffee or tea!

Whether you are thinking about homeschooling, have already started or have been at it for years, this book will bless you!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great information for those considering homeschooling September 8, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
If you are considering homeschooling or burning yourself out, this may be the book for you! It's interview style makes it an easy read without diminishing the content. Real families share real stories about what homeschooling looks like in their lives. Be encouraged and refreshed! You can homeschool, or at least consider it as an option for your family.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gave me confidence February 5, 2013
Once I started volunteering in my son's 1st grade regularly I could see it wasn't the place for him. I felt it so strongly but didn't know what we should do. I researched charter schools, got him on waiting lists, tried to see if we could ever budget enough for private school, and started thinking about homeschooling. My husband and I both went to public school and didn't know anyone homeschooled but when we talked about our goals for our kids' education we continued to bring up homeschooling. I spent 3 months researching homeschooling methods but it still didn't give me confidence about if we could do it and what it would/should look like. I was so happy to come across, "You Can Do It Too". It was EXACTLY what I needed. I bought the pdf version and couldn't wait to get it printed. I bought highlighters and read through it daily making notes and making a list of resources. With so many families it was nice to see all the different styles. Some I could identify more than others and started researching their personal blogs and resources. Repeatedly, they emphasized how important it is to do it "your" way... the way that is best for "your" family. It wont be perfect, but it reinforced my goals and gave me a realistic plan and also the support that I didn't have from family/friends. I recommend this to anyone who is looking for an alternative to public school. Now, if I had a book like this for every desired lifestyle change......
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of different viewpoints March 2, 2013
By Mary
Format:Kindle Edition
I enjoyed reading this as someone who is seriously considering homeschool for my children. My oldest is 3 and I am debating the homeschool path or jumping into our local Christian preschool this fall.
I think the biggest thing this book has to offer is seeing WHY most people choose to homeschool. Yes, the vast majority of those do it for religious reasons (myself included) but there are others in the book who choose it for flexibility and other reasons. If nothing else, this book helped confirm and solidify some of the thoughts that have been swirling in my brain and heart about homeschooling. Reading so many people's experiences displays the fact that homeschooling is a lifestyle, not just a choice about where to go to school. That part actually scared me prior to reading (the fact that homeschool would affect every area of my life!) but I'm starting to view it as a positive and see the benefits of that lifestyle after reading this.
My only complaint is that every contributor expressed the intent to homeschool all the way through high school. I found that odd, especially given the variety of viewpoints, as I didn't think homeschooling through high school was so common? Fortunately that decision is a long way off for me! But it was a minor annoyance as I would have liked to hear some different viewpoints on the high school years.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
This book, although it does have some Christian viewpoints in it, has numerous personal views and experiences of homeschool families. Read more
Published 12 months ago by MarieG
5.0 out of 5 stars Love!
Very interesting to learn about how others homeschool. I am enjoying this book. very worth taking the time to read!
Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you!
Thank for this book & to all those who contributed to it! The knowledge you've shared is truly invaluable & much appreciated. Read more
Published 21 months ago by K. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Convinced me to take the plunge!
There are many and varied approaches detailed in this book with honest accounts of the joys and challenges involved. Read more
Published on January 22, 2013 by A. Nixon
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read for new homeschooler
This was a wonderful read for a new homeschooler like myself! It was full of inspiration and I really enjoyed reading about how differently everyone goes about educating their... Read more
Published on January 12, 2013 by Jennifer Westerbeek
2.0 out of 5 stars faith based
It is important to be aware of the fact that a significant portion of this book is written from a Christian perspective. Read more
Published on November 5, 2012 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Life Glimpse of 25 different Homeschoolers
This book is an excellent resource for anyone thinking about homeschooling. It is a in depth Q & A format with 25 seasoned homeschoolers. Read more
Published on September 16, 2012 by Lisa R.
5.0 out of 5 stars great resource for those thinking about homeschooling! (or even for...
I frequently hear from readers and friends in real life who want to know...can I really do this?

or better yet...

HOW do you do it?!? Read more
Published on September 11, 2012 by Candace
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More About the Author

Lorilee is a child of God, wife, mom, writer, minimalist, travel lover, and wanderer. She graduated with a 4-year degree in International Studies with an business emphasis.

After playing in the business world for a few years, she left to take care of her kids and work with her husband on entrepreneurial projects. She is now working on the life-long degree of finding her own life, firmly believing that life is too short to try and live up to other people's or society's expectations. Lorilee has been searching for what she values and considers success. Everyone's ideal life is different, but very few people dream of living in a cubical, climbing a ladder, making more money, and buying more stuff that just breaks and fades, in an attempt to impress people they don't even know or like.

In her book, 3 2 1 Stop -- stop running and start living, she talks about stripping away expectations and habits that reflect others instead of you. With a laid back, easy tone, she addresses material clutter, not as a way of cutting back or denying yourself, but as a way to free up your life and space for what you truly love. Going beyond material clutter, she also addresses over commitment, time, money, and other areas of clutter and stress that crowd out the life we want to live.

Far from having life figured out, Lorilee shares in her book what she has learned and invites you to join her in the journey. She would love to get to know you through her blog Loving Simple Living, Twitter, Facebook, and Google +.

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