Your family has a unique culture. And it's okay to embrace it! Emily Copeland shares how she learned that it is okay to embrace what makes your family special. Once she learned how to embrace her philosophy of education and still sprinkle in the things that her family loved, she was freed to create a family culture that allows her to build connections and relationships with her children.


Your family has a unique culture. And it’s okay to embrace it! Emily Copeland shares how she learned that it is okay to embrace what makes your family special. Once she learned how to embrace her philosophy of education and still sprinkle in the things that her family loved, she was freed to create a family culture that allows her to build connections and relationships with her children.

What we talked about

  • What the game changer was in their homeschool journey. Emily shares how finding a homeschool community for support made a huge impact on their homeschool journey.
  • A character trait that can be a real detriment. She loves researching, but researching too much can cause her to lose focus.
  • Why it is okay to claim your philosophy of education. She resisted claiming a philosophy of education for a long time but finally came to realize that it’s okay to follow the “plan” and still sprinkle in the things that made her homeschool unique.
  • How your family’s culture carries forward through the years. And how her unique family culture has allowed her to maintain a connection with her maturing son even though he is working mostly independently now.
  • How living life and connecting as a family trumps the lesson plans. It’s okay to sometimes put away the books and just live life. It might be for a day or for a season.

What advice would you give to a new homeschool mom?

Every good thing is not yours to grab. It can be good. It can be fantastic. But that doesn’t mean it’s for you.

Every good thing is not yours to grab. It can be good. It can be fantastic. But that doesn't mean it's for you. Emily Copeland

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