Is It Enough?

I recently received an email with the subject line, “Is it really this simple?”

The real question, though, is probably one you’ve asked yourself. I know I have. It’s this one. Am I doing enough?

What does that question mean? Do you know what you are asking? Enough for what? To appease your doubtful parents? To keep up with the Joneses? For your child to get a job? Or to get into college on a full scholarship?

What is your goal in educating your children? What are your goals for your family? Do you want children who love God and family and serve others? Is following the public school format of school all day and then more work in the evening really conducive to meeting that goal?

My husband and I want our children to be educated. We give them a core body of knowledge to remove their ignorance. The curriculum I’ve designed for my own family is one that I believe covers all of the basics and provides an excellent foundation in reading and writing, which I believe are indispensible for any future learning or career. We don’t know what the future will hold for our children, so we want them to be prepared for anything. The Easy Peasy curriculum will be designed to help them get college credit while still in high school. We want our children to be able to get into the college of their choice, if they make that choice. We certainly would love for them to get full scholarships, but we’re not going to put that pressure on them or ourselves and make that THE goal.

I know I am doing enough. For our family, doing enough is covering the bases thoroughly and giving our children free time to devote to their passions. My children are already pursuing their future work. Because I keep their “school” day short and don’t have them in outside activities, they have hours of free time every day to do what they love. My oldest child is already getting paid to do what she loves, which is art. My next oldest is building an online following for his computer work. These things, their passions, are what will be important in their lives, more important than their ability to place chemicals on a periodic table or to list the presidents.

There tend to be two groups of parents who ask this “enough” question the most. Those with kindergarteners, who wonder why I don’t do addition and subtraction and history and science with the five-year olds, and those with high schoolers, who are wondering if what they are doing “counts.”

To the moms of kindergarteners I say, your children will be able to complete calculus in high school even if they wait until they are in first grade to begin “real” math. Enjoy this time with your kids. Read books together. Google the answers to their questions. Watch videos. Try to relax.

To the moms of high schoolers I say, in some states your child could play video games for four years and you could call him a high school graduate. My state, Pennsylvania, is not one such state. Here are their guidelines for what “counts.” To count as a completed high school course a student can do ANY of the following: complete two-thirds of a textbook, have 120 daily logged entries, have 120 hours of logged study, complete a 10 page research paper, complete a college course, or pass an AP exam. If you follow Easy Peasy, you’ll have 180 “daily logged entries.” You’ll be way ahead of the game.

I wrote the assignments on Easy Peasy for my children. It’s “enough” for our family, but your children are yours, not mine. If this curriculum will help you meet your family’s goals, then use it and be happy with your decision.

There will always, always be someone else doing something different, something more. There have been times in the past when I’ve read on blogs about what other people were doing for school and their kids’ amazing accomplishments and certainly felt lacking. Well, guess what? My kids are turning out pretty amazing themselves. I bet your kids are pretty amazing too.

I’m someone who believes that everyone has genius in them. Everyone has something special to offer the world. I love giving my kids not only a great education, but the time to discover and develop their genius, and I’m teaching them that their gift is something to use to bless others.

So, I leave the question to you now. Is what you are doing enough? What are you really asking? Think it over. Pray it over. And I pray you come out on the other side joyful and at peace.

68 thoughts on “Is It Enough?

  1. Kpowley February 5, 2013 / 5:46 pm

    What an excellent reply to that question that we all may ask at some time or another. Thank you for your hard work.

  2. Misha Greenwood February 5, 2013 / 5:54 pm

    Well said. I definitely find myself battling that question, but I always hear the answer from Him, “He gave me what I need to teach the children He gave me.” and then I am once again at peace.

    • Rebecca Cutler January 26, 2017 / 6:04 am

      So well said! I am one of those moms of a four year old who is feeling like I might not have enough math manipulatives haha! I really appreciated your perspective!

  3. Donna February 6, 2013 / 4:20 am

    What a wonderful reply to all of insecure mothers who never planned to home school like myself.

    • Laura B May 29, 2013 / 7:50 pm

      Me too! Homeschooling was something i laughed at one year ago…now due to my 5 year old daughter being fondled by another student (aggressive little boy) and the administration saying there was no evidence, blah blah, etc…here we are. Scary! THIS is amazing, unbelievable, and I just canceled an expensive subscription to another online curriculum! YAY! Praise God! W0000000t!

      • Kristy H February 18, 2015 / 10:53 pm

        Laura, I have found myself in a similar situation. My child is in public Kindergarten at the moment and there was an incident where another child was violent. This child punched the teacher and threatened to bring a gun and shoot her. When I and another parent went to the school board about it, it was talked down and pushed under a rug. Then my child was singled out by the administration and questioned. It scared him and I am sick of it. We have made the decision to homeschool and will soon begin our journey. I am getting a lot of help from local homeschooling parents, BUT I am surprised at how many people are downplaying this Easy Peasy curriculum. I keep getting asked if I will be looking at other options to purchase. Why would I do that when this one is free?

      • Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool February 19, 2015 / 4:57 am

        I know people discredit EP solely because it’s free. They have the mindset that you get what you pay for. They don’t understand that this is a ministry, and we’re very dedicated to making high quality education available for free to homeschoolers.

  4. Debbie Crosby West February 6, 2013 / 12:45 pm

    Very well said , thank you . We have homeschooled for 30 yrs. and that question comes to mind a lot but if you are following what God has told you to do He’s teaching them anyway . We are just the vessel he is using to teach His children! Pray and stay in His Word He will not fail you!!! Please don’t let others get you off tract.

  5. Candice February 11, 2013 / 11:07 pm

    I just have to say (with tears in my eyes) that I really needed to hear this. This is my first year homeschooling my 1st grader and I have all these expectations of what I think “school” should be. We’ve been struggling for months now. I myself wasn’t homeschooled and I constantly say “Am I doing enough?” So, thanks for the reality check!

  6. Manic Mom February 13, 2013 / 1:19 am

    I’m new here to your little piece of Homeschool Bliss!! I have been teaching my kiddos for 6 years now, it goes so fast. 🙂 Each kid is different and I have enjoyed the journey with all three of them. Two or tree times a year I will have a minor freak out worried if we are doing enough. And then I remember what’s important and then I can breathe better. 🙂 Can’t wait to take a look at all you have to share. 🙂

  7. Stacie February 13, 2013 / 5:28 pm

    Thanks for this post. I have to refocus myself often on this questions when I’m feeling the weight of comparison. Since we chose to home educate, why do we feel the pressure for our children to compare to those who are not? I’m so looking forward to exploring your curriculum choices. Thank you for putting it out there for us:).

  8. Tonya February 23, 2013 / 5:07 pm

    This reply touched my soul and answered my questions, even the ones I was afraid to ask myself. THANK you!

  9. Kara Davis Haakenson February 27, 2013 / 8:23 pm

    In the midst of the joys and struggles of life, I am overwhelmed with thankfulness to the Lord for faithfully meeting my needs. Thank you for being obedient to what He laid on your heart to share. It was a word that I needed to hear.

  10. Cindy Janose March 14, 2013 / 1:41 am

    I can’t thank you enough for what you are doing! I have debated so many times sending my boys back to public school, but just couldn’t bring myself to do it. All because I would get nervous that I wasn’t doing enough for them. You have taken that feeling away for me. This is amazing!!! My kids enjoy this curriculum even though we are just starting 🙂 AND the bible part is truly the best part of this curriculum!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  11. Melissa March 20, 2013 / 4:26 pm

    WOW!! I love this and will be sharing this with many people. Thank you! 🙂

  12. Tonia Spencer March 24, 2013 / 8:43 am

    I will be using easy peasy homeschool starting in June. I’m from NY. So I’m your northern neighbor. Thanks for answering the question I didn’t have the proper words to ask.

    • New August 15, 2013 / 1:23 pm

      Has it worked fine for you? I’m from NY also. Are the requirements for NY the same as Pennsylvania? Or close to it?

  13. Suheil Torres April 18, 2013 / 6:18 pm

    After recently having a sour experience with another hs website, we found yours. We believe it was meant to be!! We will finish our First Years as homeschoolers with the other site but will use yours(now ours also =D) for next year
    THNX Forever for everything you do for us(the HS community). The world needs better humans and I truly believe that we(the HS community) are helping this become a better world for our children by hs them. Children need to be kids! Children are all about passion, creativity, discovery, adventure, Love… that is was the world needs!! Raising amazing children takes hard work but it’s so simple… and all of our children are AMAZING!!!

  14. Jennifer Johnson May 6, 2013 / 8:19 pm

    I just wanted to thank you for this, especially this very question. I have asked this many times in the last few months and have not had an answer until now. I am sharing this site with several others who have questions about homeschooling and not sure whether they are capable of doing it. I will begin using Easy Peasy this summer with my 5 and 12 year old. Again, thank you and God Bless!!

  15. Tracy May 14, 2013 / 4:57 am

    Life is way to short to be trying to keep up with anyone. Pray about it make a decision and stand firm on that. God gave these children to me for me to raise. Not anyone else. 🙂

    • Laura B May 29, 2013 / 7:52 pm

      EXACTLY! What’s ok for me and my kids might be awful for you and yours–and vice versa. My kids DO NOT NEED what public schools here are offering right now. End of story. I know I’m doing the right thing! Woohoo!

  16. Deanne May 14, 2013 / 11:48 am

    Thanks so much Lee for this reply! I totally agree. Our children are all different! We are all different, with different goals.

    My main goal is to raise up children in Christ! If that’s all I do, then I’ve accomplished my goal. God will supply the rest! I use to beat myself up thinking that I wasn’t good enough to educate my children. I use to listen to people saying, that they should be in school. I really felt inadequate! But then I realized all God wants me to do, is guide my children along in Him and He would provide what they need and what I need.

    My 15yr old son has been working since he was 12. He loves farming and wood working. He’s been mowing lawns, gardening, raising hens, selling eggs, etc. Now he is working under a master carpenter, doing and learning what he loves. He also just started working with a farmer who sells produce to stores and markets. This is another passion of his. And I must add that he got these jobs on his own. He knows what he wants! I have 3 others that are following their passions as well. God is good!!

    I just want to thank you for all you do! And the time and effort and commitment to putting Easy Peasy together for US! God bless you Lee!

    • Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool May 14, 2013 / 11:57 am

      I truly believe it’s these passions that will be what’s most valuable in their lives. I believe in giving them a solid foundation, but it’s those things that will really matter.

    • Liberty May 15, 2013 / 7:57 am

      Deanne – I love this and I want my home/school/family to look more like this – we are way too busy and stressed – kids an me but my heart is to have things more this way for my kids

  17. Liberty May 15, 2013 / 7:55 am

    “I know I am doing enough. For our family, doing enough is covering the bases thoroughly and giving our children free time to devote to their passions. My children are already pursuing their future work. Because I keep their “school” day short and don’t have them in outside activities, they have hours of free time every day to do what they love. My oldest child is already getting paid to do what she loves, which is art. My next oldest is building an online following for his computer work. These things, their passions, are what will be important in their lives, more important than their ability to place chemicals on a periodic table or to list the presidents”. — Ok, I so love this and this is my heart philosophy – could you speak directly to how you nurture this in your children to start discovering and doing what they love to the point of it even becoming income producing now?

    • Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool May 15, 2013 / 9:34 am

      All I have to do is keep my hands off. When I try to direct and suggest directions, they end up going the wrong way. I have to remind myself that they know best. For example, my 8 year old loves music, instrumental music. Listens to it for hours. I want him to take piano lessons. He doesn’t want to. I could make him and try to convince him that he’ll thank me for it later, but I know if it doesn’t come from him, he won’t be devoted to it. I don’t completely turn my kids loose to do whatever they want. I think they need the right environment. My kids don’t have access to video games or tv which can be addicting and which would distract from more worthwhile things.

      • wanderingjew64` March 5, 2016 / 12:47 am

        I love this blog post and am grateful to be recentered as to why God chose homeschooling for our family. But in your reply above you say: My kids don’t have access to video games or tv which can be addicting and which would distract from more worthwhile things.” This is where I am struggling because my son’s passion AND talents are around technology, so some of the gaming and screen time endeavors ARE actually leading him to where he wants to go and should go… so my question is, how do you ‘limit’ that? sorry if this is OT and please feel free to reply to me personally if possible and not appropriate for here… thanks again for this amazing curriculum that has served my family well!

      • Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool March 5, 2016 / 4:16 am

        Then maybe you would want to put limits around the types of things and the quality of what he plays/watches. My son works on making video games. He continually gets job offers based on what he posts online, but we don’t have video games in our home. Currently we have one day a week where they can play games on the computer during a free time, games that aren’t the school games they are allowed other times. Allowing for your child’s passion is often a balancing act I think, judging what’s a waste of time and what’s helpful. My son used to have an hour limit on the computer, but when I realized what cool things he was making, the time expanded. Since it’s his passion, I don’t have to limit how he spends his time on the computer. He just naturally wants to work on those projects.

  18. Gail June 2, 2013 / 7:54 am

    Thank you so much! I just had to respond because your attitude is so refreshing and positive. It’s truly a blessing to hear your ideas. You have rescued me. I am eternally grateful for your work I am so impressed by your generosity too. May you be blessed in all you need.

  19. Tammie June 25, 2013 / 1:59 am

    This is brilliant. Thank you for the perspective and direction.

  20. Renee Berry July 9, 2013 / 1:29 am

    Thank you for this! I so needed to read this today. God Bless you for how you bless so many homeschooling families.

  21. Debbie July 12, 2013 / 12:49 am

    Hi! I am from the Philippines and I have 6 kids. I just want to thank you for sharing your curriculum(wisdom) for the world to see and for someone like me to use entirely for free. I myself after doing lots of curriculum-comparison decided to use EP. Not only will my kids broaden their knowledge but also learns to apply the knowledge they have learned (wisdom). And I am also greatful how you never missed on integrating everything to God. After all He owns everything 😉
    I in fact am enjoying your approach. God bless you so much for your unselfish character! You definitely are passing on a Great Legacy to the next generation. Keep up the good work you never know how much God is using you and how much you are touching lives. Thank you for sharing. 😉
    Btw, I am just so thankful to you I am sharing your curriculum to other homeschooler moms as well.

  22. Cassie Webster July 20, 2013 / 10:04 pm

    I’m crying because all of my worry about the decision to homeschool has now melted away after reading this. You are truly an angel on Earth. Thank you so much for all that you do and providing a free place for some of us who can’t afford to pay $800+ for each child’s curriculum. You are my hero today.

  23. Ashlyn July 27, 2013 / 6:01 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing! EP is such a blessing! 🙂

  24. Julie Strasser August 8, 2013 / 2:27 pm

    I am new here and love your outlook and website! I just graduated my first homeschooled child last year and have 4 more to go. I am definitely using your site for my younger two (10 and 8). I also agree that letting them self-direct their lives is completely advantageous. My oldest son made it! He is a well-rounded guy who plays sports, has a job and is attending college in the fall! I have realized that most colleges (if you choose college) are very homeschool friendly. It is not hard at all for a homeschooled child to be accepted! My older kids already have a “college” atmosphere in that they get a syllabus for the week and complete their assignments as they can… on their time. My guys have learned something I didn’t learn until my junior year in college: how to manage time!

  25. Misty Patrick August 11, 2013 / 4:24 am

    I just want to say thank you, thank you, thank you so so much! I have been going back and forth and back and forth just trying to decide which curriculum to use this year. We have used 3 different ones so far and this is only our 3rd year. I saw a post on Practical Homeschooling and saw a lot of people listing Easy Peasy as their curriculum and had to check it out! Again thank you from the bottom of my heart! You have made our lives and days so much easier.

  26. Amy August 12, 2013 / 7:26 pm

    Love this entry. Thank you. ❤

  27. Pamela Massey September 17, 2013 / 9:01 am

    Thank you so much for sharing Easy Peasy! I pray God truly blesses you as you have been quiet a blessing to many of us 🙂

  28. Jessica Rehnstrom September 17, 2013 / 8:48 pm

    Thank you so much for this resource!
    As a new homeschooling mom I am looking forward to starting Getting Ready 1 and enjoy my daughter and her journey of learning. I have tried a few different methods with frustration on both our parts and look forward to using this curriculum. Blessings to you and your family!

  29. kimberly September 23, 2013 / 1:39 am

    I can only say thank you for this! I have 8 special needs kids all under the age of 10 and they have never went to a traditional school. We have did traditional home school and for some reason the pressure this year was crazy and God spoke to me and made me say to myself “what are you doing?” I came across your wonderful school and just said “thank you Jesus”! Girl, God will reign blessings upon you for this!!
    Thank you ❤

  30. Elizabeth Blevins Heverling December 16, 2013 / 5:20 pm

    Wow! Oklahoma must be one of the strictest states….I just checked HSLDA and here you have to have 180 days of school accounted for!

    • Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool December 28, 2013 / 4:06 pm

      Many states have to do 180 days of school which is why Easy Peasy is broken up into 180 days. Having to keep attendance is different from having to keep a log of what you did each day, though.

  31. Dot December 28, 2013 / 1:47 pm

    As I’m struggling to teach a 13 yo son who doesn’t like to read, I decided to spend some time on the internet looking at curriculum & came across your site (also came across some rather expensive ones and was really just praying that God would lead me to something useful & cheap). I don’t know where to start and it will probably be quite low down the scale but I’m at peace with that decision and so thankful that I’ve come across your site. I will let you know in due course how we get on – I’ve been homeschooling 15 years and have always struggled with ‘am I doing enough’. Have 5 kids but only teaching the 13 yo & 9 yo daughter now. Thank you! – from Northern Ireland

  32. seancharmaine February 26, 2014 / 2:54 am

    “Well, guess what? My kids are turning out pretty amazing themselves. I bet your kids are pretty amazing too.” My favorite thing in this post. 🙂 Today was day 1 and my kids enjoyed it! I appreciate your transparency and encouragement to give them the foundation needed. However, allowing them to pursue who and what God has called them to be. Thank you. His Princess~ Charmaine
    “So, I leave the question to you now. Is what you are doing enough? What are you really asking? Think it over. Pray it over. And I pray you come out on the other side joyful and at peace.”

  33. LINDA February 27, 2014 / 1:52 am

    I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU AND YOUR SITE EVEN THOUGH WE HAVEN’T BEEN ON SCHEDULE SINCE THE SCHOOL YEAR BEGAN BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN IN AND OUT OF THE HOSPITAL .IT’S ONLY MY DAUGHTER/ GRANDDAUGHTER OF 10 AS OF 25TH OF FEBRUARY .SHE HAS ADD AND IT HAS BEEN VERY HARD FOR HER IN SCHOOL EVERY YEAR AND THE SCHOOL INSISTING ON HER HAVING MEDICATION.. THIS BEING A FIRST TIME FOR ME WITH HOMESCHOOLING I HAVEN’T DONE VERY WELL BECAUSE NOW SHE IS BEHIND AND I DON,T KNOW HOW TO CATCH HER UP BY END OF MAY IF THAT IS WHEN SHE HAS TO TAKE A PROGRESS TEST I GUESS SHE IS A VERY SMART GIRL LOVES MATH ITS MORE LIKE SHE TEACHES ME HOW CAN I DO 180 DAYS NOW FROM FEBRUARY TO MAY IM NOT SURE WHEN SHE IS SUPPOSE TO TAKE IT THIS IS ALL NEW TO ME IT’S ONLY SHE AND I AND OUR PETS I HOPE TO STAY WELL ENOUGH NOW TO GET HER THROUGH AND PRAY FOR US TO HAVE A BETTER MORE ORGANIZED YEAR AND DAYS TO WHAT THIS YEAR HAS BEEN .. I’M 65 & MAYBE NOT THE SHARPEST PENCIL BUT TRYING TO GIVE IT A GOOD SHOT THANK GOD FOR SENDING YOU BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WHAT COULD BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN THIS. WE THANK YOU .LINDA & AVANNAH

  34. Ryan June 5, 2014 / 11:48 am

    I’ve read this before, and now that we are on summer break, I find myself reading this again. A fresh, positive and encouraging reminder of why we’re doing what we’re doing and that we’re doing just fine!! Thank you!

  35. Jennifer June 29, 2014 / 10:10 pm

    God doesn’t call the equipped. He equips the called! My church slogan that I hold on to for homeschooling.

  36. Sherry July 23, 2014 / 12:38 am

    This will be our second year at homeschooling. Last year I almost gave up completely. I was lost, feeling as though I failed my son, ready to throw in the towel and put him back into public school. Then one day as a last ditch effort, I began searching the internet again for a good curriculum that was free or really affordable. That’s when Easy Peasy found me. I say that because I hadn’t come across Easy Peasy before when I spent so much time searching and researching, spending money we didn’t have, only to remain hopelessly lost and overwhelmed. Then one day, I came across Lee’s website, and our lives have forever changed. Ever since then I have been able to successfully homeschool my son with focus, clarity, purpose, and organization. A world of burden, hopelessness, and failure has been lifted from me. Easy Peasy has been the dawn of our brand new day. My son is learning, and confident. I’m confident in my ability to help my son succeed now. Gone are the days of being lost and overwhelmed. Easy Peasy came to us just in time, and saved our homeschool. Words could never thank Lee enough for the miracle of her curriculum, and all of her hard work and dedication.

    As you can probably guess, I am not a teacher. I have always been in an office career, until the 2012-2013 school year when my youngest son started kindergarten. He had a horrible year. The school tried to label him as a troublemaker with ADHD. He’s just a boy. A five year old, rambunctious, boy. He’s a great kid! The school district that we are in is the worst one in the whole state. He would wake up every morning not wanting to go to school because he was being picked on so much. We would run late every day because he would cry and beg me to not take him to school. It was a heartbreaking fight every single day. Then the truancy notices started to come in and the threats of being sent to truancy court because of all the times we were late to class. Usually only 3 to 5 minutes late, but they would mark him as absent for the day. That’s when we I decided to homeschool.

    My husband and I talked about it for some time, then made the decision to just take that leap and do it. I left a 9 year career with the Department of Transportation to stay home and help my son, which I was failing at on an epic level. Truly, if it weren’t for Lee’s website, and the relief from worry that she has brought to us, my son would be going back to public school this year. So with that said, Miss Lee, I hope that God blesses you immensely for your faithfulness, hard work, dedication, and for sharing the blessing of your hard work with us. I thank God for you. I pray that every endeavor that you and your family embark on proves prosperous and overflowing with blessings. Thank you so much. If you were here, I’d give you a huge hug! Now I cry tears of joy instead of sorrow. Homeschooling is a blessing now, and we are learning together!

    • Lynn September 10, 2014 / 2:42 am

      very nicely put

    • Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool March 13, 2017 / 8:08 pm

      Re-reading these old comments. I hope you still feel this way! I appreciate people telling me their story because it’s an encouragement to keep on keeping on. 🙂

  37. Vicky Adams August 10, 2014 / 10:29 am

    My daughter (15) and I just started with your site yesterday and you are our new best friend. We were up late last night getting her EP binders ready and now I’m up at 5am, excited about finishing the printables and searching for more. Public school is not what it used to be and I find that very sad that my daughter can’t experience the same as I did. I just pray everyday for the kids that have no other choice. I do not have the means to donate at this point, but you will be in my prayers until the day comes, in the near future that I can donate. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas with us.

  38. Jennifer Neely August 21, 2014 / 1:50 am

    You are so awesome! Thank you.

  39. Holly Watley August 22, 2014 / 4:16 am

    AMEN!!!!

  40. Chastity Shook September 11, 2014 / 2:39 am

    Wow,what a blessing.I have started thinking is it enough.This post has lifted such a huge burden off of me now.Thank you sooooo much for your time and energy that you have put into this,and shared with us.God bless you and your dear family! 🙂 ❤

  41. Kelly September 14, 2014 / 9:26 am

    I have thought that also. This is my second year homeschooling. And I was a little concerned about not spending hours on school work. Yet, before I read this post, God brought something to my attention. When attending school, the class size is roughly 15to 20 something. Allow for potty breaks, walks down the hall (lining up, single file), standing in lunch line, recess, and anything else I missed, this takes a lot of time out of just regular teaching time. So, eliminate all that, it definitely won’t take 6hrs approx for school. I teach 4 out of my 5 kids right now. (My youngest is a newborn) And to see the post Lee blessed us with was wonderful. I don’t feel stressed or concerned now that I am not doing enough. Or better yet not following the typical 8am-3pm public school times. I usually start when I have my newborn settled, anywhere from 11:00am on up. I love the flexibility of homeschooling. And how if we want to take our kids to the aquarium and use it as an “school field trip”, on my husband’s day off which is Monday, it SOOOOOOOOO fantastic! If they were in public school, I would have to jump though hoops to take them out of school. So thank you for validating that everything I am doing is what homeschooling is about, EP!!!!

  42. Christina from Neosho MO September 20, 2014 / 5:17 am

    I was referred to your site from a very good friend of mine when I asked her about homeschooling materials and such. I will be using your site as a curriculum. I do appreciate all that is here and the fact that you put it together for us to share and educate our children. You are truly a blessing. I know that the good Lord above is the one who truly showed me this site and now that I have looked on it and seen what it is “made of” I feel a lot better about homeschooling my daughter. She is 7 and in the second grade. I currently have her enrolled on an online site that she enjoys and she is doing very well, but I wanted something more. I have found it. Thank you. Thank you. I so appreciate it. We will be starting on it tomorrow as it is late here and I need some sleep. I couldn’t sleep until I came and did some more research. My children’s education is very important to me and them.
    Again Thank You,
    Christina from Neosho Missouri.

    • Anita February 8, 2015 / 5:51 pm

      I haven’t been able to sleep well for several nights now that I’ve learned about EP! I’m just so excited about it. After hours and hours of research online, almost every night (and this is even though I have lots of curricula which we are currently using), my search may have come to an end. Rather, I think, it will be a wonderful beginning! Lee has incorporated soooooo many things which I want for my children too. Another homeschooling mom told me about this site; I had never heard of it before, nor come across it in all my searching, so I’ll definitely be telling others about it. We haven’t actually started yet, as I’m trying to decide if we should jump in now, or finish some things we’ve started, and just start next school year.

      • Angela April 20, 2016 / 5:12 am

        Wowza! I just discovered EP, and was up half of last night researching EP. I think it was 2am when I finally dozed off & back up at 6am for work. Low & behold, I’m still up tonight researching & it’s after midnight…not even tired, mainly excited to finish the last 13 A Beka lessons with my 7 grade son, so we can start EP 8. God works in mysterious ways 🙂

  43. Aleata February 6, 2015 / 12:58 am

    I want to thank you so much for this site! It is such a blessing! This is what we needed for our family it is lovingly thought out and put together! Many of our concerns and reasons why are stated in a lot of the comments here. Please don’t ever stop doing Gods work and stewardship. Resting and growing in Gods leadership guide’s each day. Thank you so much!! Blessings to you and your family!

  44. Ron March 24, 2015 / 11:50 am

    is it enough? I don’t know… I have been doing ep now for about a week with my 7th grader and he seems to fly through it, 2 hours and he is done with everything, the two hours includes 20 minute break. I am jumping to the next year within 7th grade because I am not sure he is being challenged. Has anyone else had this issue so far? Am I taking the correct next step to rectify it?

    • Lisa April 13, 2016 / 2:24 am

      As a certified classroom teacher, I can assure you that a lot of time spent at school is wasted time. When working with children one-to-one or in a small group setting it doesn’t take as long to cover material.

  45. Lisa April 13, 2016 / 2:18 am

    I am so thankful I found this site. We are finishing up our first year of homeschool and I was ready to give up. Now that I’ve found this site, I believe I have the missing tools I need to continue. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    • Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool April 13, 2016 / 6:03 am

      I’m glad you found us. I know you can do it. Maybe you can join one of the Easy Peasy groups on facebook to get encouragement when you need it.

  46. Christopher March 2, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    We are so lucky to have found your site! First, thank you for doing all of that hard work. Second, I reads this with my eldest daughter, and she said “That lady sounds like you and Mom!” Your letter read so much like one of our chats with our kids about education that I couldn’t help smiling.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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