About Rest for the Weary

I hope you will find this little spot a place of rest and refreshment for your soul. My intention is to build up women in the trenches of homeschooling. This includes veterans who are burned out and former homeschooling moms who have decided for one reason or another to put some or all of their children in school. Thanks for stopping by. Take a deep breath of refreshment for your weary soul.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Leaving homeschooling

Here is a great article about one family leaving homeschooling.  It is called Leaving the Cloister.  I would love to hear your thoughts. 


  1. Lisa - I'm so glad to have found your blog again. could you email me sabine.in.tx@gmail.com

  2. Thank you for posting this. I became very upset recently when a family member told my child that homeschooling was best after my child told her that she liked school better. Each child and family's experience with homeschooling is unique. Why do people think they have to make such blanket statements and judgements? Ironically, only one of this woman's eight children graduated college and went on to have a very successful career: my husband, who was not homeschooled like most of the others but who went to (gasp) public school! Also this woman didn't start homeschooling till her youngest was 10 years old. Whole different world when you don't have to homeschool with babies and toddlers around.

  3. That is sad that people would say this to children.

  4. I am not sure how, I think by the grace of God, I found your blog. I have four children ages 10-3 (the youngest with special needs) and one on the way. Over the last several years I have felt myself on a downward spiral but just kept on trying - ingesting every bit of homeschooling advice and support I could find. I was hoping for a shot in the arm or something to fix me. What I kept finding, though, was that this was all like a poison to me. What was supposed to encourage actually defeated me further. I finally yielded to God all my glass castles and ideals and felt led to THINK about letting my children go to school next year. A small, private christian school not too far from home. I have experienced such a storm of emotion and it has been tough to even entertain this idea but as time goes on, I feel more and more at peace with it. You have put so much of what I have felt into words. I am so grateful and do not feel so alone. I wish somehow I could talk to you as you seem to be safely on the other side of this hard, life changing decision. Can I email you or you me? I know you may be too busy and I understand that but I am in some dark and desperate places right now. Even if you cannot, your blog has offered me some solace I did not have before I found it. Thank you so much for writing these things down. So few of these kinds of blogs exist (if any). Thousands upon thousands of "you-can-do-it" homeschool blogs are out there but none like this where we prayerfully change course for our good and for that of our children. Maybe one day, I'll pay it forward and write like you have- encouraging those with the courage to trust God (like Abraham) when the journey takes us where we do not know. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! Blessings,

    1. Hi Rebecca,
      Just wanted you to know that I know exactly what you are feeling right now and I have my school age children in a good small Catholic school now and I feel at peace. But in the beginning it was hard to let go and I was emotional about it. You are not alone. I too have really appreciated this blog. Happy Eater!

  5. Thank you so much for your kind words and for Easter wishes. I feel so much less alone. I read Lisa's ebook and it was very helpful. I have read it twice. I can't believe someone else gets it so completely. I have been very blessed also by this blog and now her book. God bless you!

  6. Rebecca,

    I am so sorry I have neglected my blog. I am just now seeing your comments. I would love to email you and correspond. Feel free-- llmom27@gmail.com