From my post today on Simple Homeschool:
"At the start of the new year many of you completed a survey for those of us who blog under the Simple Living Media umbrella. I admit to being rather surprised when I found out that a significant percentage of those who read Simple Homeschool regularly are not actually homeschoolers.
Let me say it once and for all: Homeschooling or not, you are welcome here!
At its core, homeschooling is a lifestyle of intentionality when it comes to our kids' educations. Being intentional doesn't mean sending our kids to the school around the corner just because it's around the corner. Being intentional also doesn't mean homeschooling just because all your friends homeschool.
Intentionality means taking the time and effort necessary to give thought to what is best--for your children, yourself, and your family.
Maybe you went through that intentional process. Maybe the concept of homeschooling even intrigued you, but you ultimately decided it isn't for your family at the present moment. Yet you're always looking for ways to cultivate an atmosphere and a love of learning at home.
Did you know a new word has been invented to describe what you're doing?
It's called afterschooling. Here's how to do it well."