We’re entering our sixth year of homeschooling. More than half of our homeschooling years, so far, were marked by crisis and trauma. The feelings of my inadequacy to keep up the academic home front were strong. However, I knew in my gut that homeschooling isn’t just school at home, it is a family philosophy of sorts where life is our learning medium and academics aren’t the end all be all. Plus, I wanted to be with my kids to help them process everything that was going on in our life. In hindsight, I’m glad we stuck it out because it taught me a lot, too.