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Your house is a disaster, your kids seem out of control, and you wonder how you'll ever make it through another day of school. Your 'get up and go' has 'gotten up and went'. You used to think homeschooling was the best thing since sliced bread, but now you're feeling like burnt toast. Take heart-- you're not alone! Most homeschooling moms are prone to believing lies that sYour house is a disaster, your kids seem out of control, and you wonder how you'll ever make it through another day of school. Your 'get up and go' has 'gotten up and went'. You used to think homeschooling was the best thing since sliced bread, but now you're feeling like burnt toast. Take heart-- you're not alone! Most homeschooling moms are prone to believing lies that say, you're not good enough...you aren't qualified...and you are ruining your children. If you believe these lies, you will crumble under the weight of homeschooling and feel defeated and alone. But if you learn to recognize these lies and combat with the TRUTH, then you will experience peace, joy, and freedom. Look inside these pages to discover the steps to combat the lies homeschooling moms believe and to fill your mind and heart with the truth....

Title : Lies Homeschooling Moms Believe
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ISBN : 2714879
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 187 Pages
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Lies Homeschooling Moms Believe Reviews

  • Zacksmom Okon
    2018-08-04 17:08

    If you are a homeschooling mom - move this book to the top of your MUST READ pile. Tears poured while I read this book. You are a great mom and teacher! Don't let anyone tell you different!

  • Debra
    2018-08-12 15:41

    I read this book several years back with our homeschool group and really liked it. I'm feeling burned out, so I decided to reread it.I really liked the first part of the book that had the lies and some of the truth statements. However, I had a problem when I got to the middle of the book. He has this section about being real. Well, you can't always be real with homeschooling moms. Then he contradicts himself in the sections that follow about the truth. He tells moms that if they are good at something, they should just keep it to themselves so as not to perpetuate the lies that homeschooling moms believe, and he says it in several places. How is that being real? Are we just supposed to go around and share our struggles. I, for one, like to hear about other people's successes. Then I know that I can go to that person if I'm struggling in that area to get advice, and maybe some help. Another thing that bothered me is that he said in his truth about God giving your children the exact mom they need, that there is nobody better than you that can teach your child. That is a lie. Every family needs to pray about the right decision for education in their family. Sometimes, there are seasons, or even whole periods of education, where certain children should go to school. No sense in making moms feel bad for their decision to send their children to school if that is what God is leading them to do.I also just need to add that he really needs an editor. Now I'm not perfect at grammar or writing, and I don't usually point these things out. However, there were lots of mistakes all through this book. This isn't a Facebook post or blog post; it's a published book that people are paying money for. At least take the time to go through it and fix the mistakes (or most of them).

  • Amanda Rogers
    2018-07-28 18:50

    I neither loved nor hated this book. I found it odd to be written by a homeschool father yet I appreciated his viewpoint too. I actually found myself laughing out loud alot so I am either completely twisted or I have a healthy sense of humor. My only real complaint is that I would have liked to see the Word more. The Truth that battles the lies we face as homeschoolers should come from the Word and I think that is what the author tried to do. It is hard for me to put into words my hesitation from recommending this book. I think I expected it to be more like Nancy Leigh DeMosses book, "Lies Women Believe," which totally impacted me and spoke hard truth to me. Even so it is a quick, decent read and may impact someone else more.

  • Dawn
    2018-08-15 15:10

    This book just spoke to me, loud and clear! Most of these "lies" he writes about, I have believed as truth, over the last 5 years! Some of them I have probably even been guilty of perpetuating and I now know how best to remedy that! I pray that God gives me the strength to stop believing the lies and remember that only I and my husband, and most of all our Lord and Savior, know what is best for our children! Wonderful and easy read. I look forward to getting my hands on a copy of his book about Home schooling and still married! LOL that should be entertaining!

  • Carol
    2018-07-23 19:06

    Very encouraging book. Reminds me not to buy into the lies. We attended Todd Wilson's workshops at the state homeschool convention and we both loved him. In fact, my husband was the one who told me I had to go to his workshop on the Lies Homeschool Moms believe. He has a great sense of humor and can really speak to the lies we believe.

  • Desiray
    2018-08-02 14:52

    As a mom that is new to homeschooling, this book is just what I needed to read. This book took all of my doubts away and was extremely insightful. Those horrible feelings you have about homeschooling your kids ARE normal and they are LIES! You are not alone.

  • Misty aka Elvisgirl
    2018-08-02 21:44

    This is a great book, especially for a newer homeschool mom, but great reminders for seasoned homeschool mom's, too. I originally read this in a blog book club setting. Todd includes discussion questions perfect for a group to use in a book club. Todd Wilson is a homeschool dad (aka The Familyman) and is also known for his Homeschool Cartoons which are sprinkled throughout the book, and are SO good! Highly recommend!

  • Cheryl
    2018-08-07 15:51

    I read this book almost every winter when the homeschooling blues kick in. If I don't take some precautions, straighten my perspective, be intentional about my walk with the Lord, etc then I am in full burn out by March and no spring break can revitalize me until the end of the school year.

  • Jeanette Durkin
    2018-08-07 18:49

    This book was pretty good. I will admit that I have believed some of these lies. We all have to remember that God has a purpose and a plan and we have to do our best to fulfil that purpose and plan!

  • Danielle Friedrich
    2018-07-19 22:09

    Premise good. Few good nuggets in there. Seemed elementary in the healing process. Seemed filled with many labels....

  • Adriane Devries
    2018-07-18 17:02

    In Lies Homeschooling Moms Believe, Todd Wilson, author and fantastic public speaker, attempts to dispel the myths moms live and suffer by, mostly by comparing and measuring ourselves to the surface presented by other families. The irony is that they are comparing themselves to you, and also suffering in the process. Todd, perhaps in reaction to his own wife’s angst, wrote this book to shake us into the reality that we are all in the same boat and that we need to replace our crushing belief system with truth if we are to thrive. His goal: “I want you to enjoy your kids more…laugh easier…feel secure in your shortcomings.” Sounds good, right?If you’ve ever caught yourself in the no-win comparing cycle, you most likely feel defeated, alone and burdened. Perhaps you feel that other people’s homes are cleaner, their marriages better, their kids more disciplined, respectful and healthy-eaters. As a result of feeling these pressures, you may set unreasonable standards on your family that will rob their joy and, ultimately, also fail to make you happy.“Your children will become exactly what God has created them to be, NOT because of your efforts, but IN SPITE of your efforts.”Jesus, on the contrary, provides freedom of spirit and living. This is a way of life, not an examination to grade for college entrance. Our hearts and souls suffer when we place importance on things that will not last. It’s idolatry, really—not at all God-honoring.With practical, lie-busting truths (in a short enough book for busy moms to actually finish), he encourages us to keep it real, be humble, and enjoy our comical humanity.

  • Deb
    2018-08-13 18:01

    "What you believe directly affects how you live, the decisions you make, and your outlook on life... especially if you homeschool."I've read this book through twice on my first pass. I'd read and work through a chapter, and then read that same chapter through AND my responses again the next time I could pick it up. The book is written in an almost conversational way with Bible-study-like writing prompts and personal application sections. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and was very encouraged by it."Lies blind you from seeing the truth and leave you feeling defeated and alone."This book helps shed light on some of the lies we all slip into believing at one time or another... again and again. Not everything resonates with me, but enough of it does to make this my go-to book on my not-so-awesome homeschooling days. What's particularly awesome about this book is that it doesn't just point at the lies, it redirects you to God's truths... and sometimes just common sense truths like there's no such thing as a perfect homeschooling family! "That omnipresent family on the front of homeschooling magazines... They are not REAL. Those photos are pictures of real families... [but] photos just don't show the REAL side." The chapter on "The Real You" is especially good too.I cannot recommend this book enough. Get it, be encouraged, and enjoy the journey.

  • Allison
    2018-08-02 16:44

    It's an encouraging book. A short read. One of its goals is to make you know that no one is quite as perfect as they seem to be in nine specific areas (home, meals, marriage, capabilities, etc.). So, that was nice, but I don't think I really buy into the lies so that part of the book was a nice reminder but not extremely personal or super anxiety relieving. It did encourage the reader to be real so that you don't become a discouragement to someone else. Which I had not thought of. And am not sensitive at all to, but that's probably because the thought of someone looking an me and thinking I have it all together is rather laughable to me. I can't even keep toenail polish on my toes and I go 9 months between haircuts. Just being real. I do shower regularly though. Another thing the author suggested was to find someone who homeschools for the same reason you do to be your like-minded friend/real partner. There are many many many different reasons to homeschool and why you homeschool will influence your daily methods as well as how you measure success. The best part of the book to me was the hilarious cartoons. He's written a separate book of homeschooling cartoons which I'm going to have to be on the lookout for.

  • Tag
    2018-07-30 17:58

    Great book for homeschooling moms. This book is full of humor, lies & of coarse the truth to counter the lies. Todd Wilson hits the nail on the head with this book. You will feel like he crawled in your head and wrote down all your thoughts. (not in a bad way) Then deliver great truths to refresh you. Its definitely a book you must have on your own bookshelf to read yearly to survive homeschooling. HS moms...this is must read! You will laugh and giggle with all Todd's humor, end the book feeling totally understood, and praying he writes another book on this topic! (*The comics in the book are laugh your butt off funny!*)

  • Renée Parks
    2018-08-13 18:55

    Todd Wilson is a great writer and an even better speaker! His great sense of humor, wit, and wisdom definitely shines bright in this book. I really appreciate his focus of encouraging homeschool moms in their God-given mission. He does a good job of debunking commonly believed lies that many moms are discouraged by and I did find that I had fallen under the influence of several of them. It was great to have my eyes opened to them and I am now working on resolving their negative impact in my life. This book was blessing in my life and I recommend it to all homeschool moms!

  • Heather
    2018-08-08 16:42

    Another great book by Todd Wilson. I really love his humor and his honesty. In this book he looks at the common 'lies' we homeschoolers all seem to believe like "everyone has a clean house except me" and "everyone else's kids are really obedient, talented, smart, etc". He points out the lies and then shows WHY they are lies and how to feel differently about them.I so identified with many of the points made here and it helped calm my fears and doubts. If you are at all worried you're not doing a good job homeschooling your kids, this book will help.

  • Christina
    2018-08-02 16:45

    This is a quick read, but very truthful and encouraging. I want to remember to be real and not perpetuate the myths/lies discussed in this book. My children are not geniuses, my house is pretty messy at times, I don't serve 100% healthy food, and I certainly don't have it all together. But we are having fun and I do believe my kids are getting the education that is best suited for them. This book will encourage you to keep on homeschooling : )

  • Michelle
    2018-07-20 20:50

    Wow. I heard Todd Wilson speak at a homeschool convention, and came home with this book. Funny, but cut to the quick. Great plea for stopping "pretending" to be the "perfect" homeschool mom and for all of us just to be real, and encourage and cheer on each other. I read it for the humor--I'm keeping it to remind myself I don't have to look like Hannah Homeschooler to be doing a good job.

  • Melanie
    2018-07-31 13:45

    This was a straight forward, very truthful, consistent book written by a homeschool Dad and Christian speaker. It was very enlightening, and freeing to read some of the Lies that homeschool mom's believe and why they are lies. I highly recommend this book to anyone feeling that they just aren't good enough at homeschooling.

  • Angela
    2018-07-19 19:04

    This was a very easy read and extremely encouraging. Todd Wilson writes about how homeschooling moms compare themselves to other homeschooling moms and believe the lies that we don't add up. The book is filled with humor and encouragement that was very much needed!!

  • Laura
    2018-07-26 22:01

    This book was eye-opening and I would recommend it to anyone that is, or is thinking about, homeschooling. Whether you've been homeschooling one year or 5 years, you will get something out of this book. There are a few glaring editing errors, but otherwise well written. :-)

  • Laura
    2018-08-06 16:49

    Quick read that is a great reminder for new and veteran homeschoolers. Each time I read it something new jumps out at me.

  • Rebecca Ray
    2018-07-16 20:56

    Short and encouraging read!

  • Rebecca Newman
    2018-07-31 21:44

    Just what I needed to read before diving into a new year of school. Super short read and his funny comics throughout the book are as hilarious as the words are helpful.

  • Hannah
    2018-07-20 17:05

    The cartoons in this book were hilarious! Have to reread as I get closer to starting up our school year-we are currently on break. Very encouraging.

  • Shelley Chisholm-speers
    2018-08-01 16:57

    Short read with much encouragement !! I recommend this book to every mom who is walking the homeschool journey.

  • Kristen
    2018-07-29 20:53

    A fast, convicting must read for ALL homeschooling moms, maybe even all moms. I've bought into most of these lies.

  • Audra
    2018-07-20 17:04

    I know it's geared toward homeschooling moms, but honestly I think this applies to all mom. Good read! Seriously, thought he managed to read my thought with this book.

  • Maria Evers
    2018-08-04 18:43

    Great book for homeschooling parents.

  • Christie
    2018-08-04 15:08

    Book was insightful. It has spoken to me over the months, some parts seemed pretty basic to me.