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Even after fifteen years of homeschooling, I still find there’s something stirring about a brand new school year.

The freshly sharpened pencils, boxes of books yet unopened, and stacks of uncreased lined paper kindof make me want to swoon. Neatly arranged shelves? Sheer bliss.  Open the doors of the exhibit hall at a convention? I hear the Hallelujah Chorus.

A blank planning calendar? Not so much.

Just looking at all those empty boxes and lines waiting to be filled in makes me kindof weak in the knees. And not in a good way.

Can I be really honest here? A few years ago, we’d had a tough time of our homeschool year. By spring I was declaring formal education over, because I just didn’t feel like I could slug through what felt remarkably like cold, dark molasses … uphill … for one more day. When summer really rolled around I threw a party, and determined not to think about school again until August.

Then August 1st arrived. Since we were part of an umbrella school at the time and were required to work a certain number of days each year, I knew I needed to pull it together, and fast. I sat down with one of those scary blank calendars, and counted the days left before Thanksgiving (we like to take a break for the entire Christmas season). There were 23 of them. And right there on my couch, the idea for this book was born.

I prayed. I made lists. I compared pros and cons. I opened cabinets and sorted curriculum and prayed some more. I talked to my kids and dreamed a bit with my husband and talked philosophy with some friends. And I wrote it all down so I wouldn’t forget or lose any of it. I’ve used the exact same list every year since.

Now, I’ve got it all revised and prettied up and formatted in several options—and today it’s finally ready to share with you!

**Update Tues. Eve: Amazon Best Sellers Rank: 

  • #1 in Kindle Store>Kindle ebooks>Nonfiction>Education>Homeschooling
  • #7 in Books>Education&Reference>Schools and Teaching>Homeschooling
  • #12 in Books>Parenting&Relationships>Reference

“If I had to give you reasons quickly about why you should get this book, I’d say this: You should buy a copy of Back to Homeschool because it is encouraging, comprehensive, practical, flexible, and reusable, and will set you on a purposeful path for the coming year, far beyond simply choosing great educational materials.

Not only will it calm any when-will-I-get-to-it-all craziness in my mind, it will refocus my heart each year on what really matters, far beyond the content of our school days: listening to what plans God has for our family, discerning what’s going on in each of my kids’ lives, and discipling their little hearts as we grow and learn together.  Don’t miss out on this gem!” ~Heather A.

I’m so grateful to the wonderful folks at Home Educating Family who sponsored this book’s production!
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Audio: Just Give Up!


Why throwing in the towel just may be the best thing you could do this year!

Hello, dear friends!

Well, the school year is underway.

A quarter of the pencils are broken. Covers on the new notebooks are bent. Your fourth grader has declared he is boycotting science, and your kitchen is beginning to look like a proof site for the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

Yep, the excitement of a new school year is beginning to wear thin. Reality is setting in! Perhaps you’re wondering why on earth you thought you could do this in the first place. After all, there are a lot of other things you could be doing with your time.

In your vision for home it looks like this …

But instead, reality looks more like this …

I wish I had more time in my life. Especially time to sit over tea with other moms, to share what God has taught me in the past 19 years of parenting and 15 years of homeschooling my own children. I haven’t learned it all, but there are a few things I’ve gathered along the way. So I thought it might be fun to create something you could listen to on your computer, or even download and make a copy of for your mp3 player to listen to over and over. One thing about the work of a mom: It just never ends. And sometimes, it seems like the best thing to do would be to just give up. In this audio, I’m going to tell you why that just may be exactly what you need to do!

Why Do You Need This Audio?

* You find yourself feeling depressed about homeschooling.
* You don’t feel adequate for the task you’ve been given.
* You think you’ll just never be a good enough mom.

That is EXACTLY what this is all about.

“Just Give Up” was created just for you! Whether you’re a …

1. Veteran homeschool mom feeling weary in the battle
2. New homeschooler overwhelmed by the responsibility you’ve taken on
3. Non-homeschooling mom, just worn out by the time bathtime rolls around
4. Not-yet-mom, looking to be a bit more prepared when you hit this stage
“For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.” Hebrews 10:36
“Oh! I am fired up, inspired, a bit convicted (OK, a lot convicted), and totally refreshed. This audio is a keeper that every mom needs to hear again and again on a very regular basis. What is it about motherhood that wears us out and takes away the very things we really want? Well, Misty hit it in this teaching AND gives us answers in her typical sweet, nurturing way. A must for every mom who wants to step up to the call and not miss it!”
~Cindy Rushton, Rushton Family Ministries
“Wow … listening to your audio. God has CLEARLY told me to ‘give up!’ I realize now why I can’t get my kids completely ready for the ‘big world’ out there; because then they won’t know they need God …”
Gannon Holder, Colorado

Topics Covered Include These …

  • Perfection Isn’t God’s Will for You

  • The Real Issue: It IS life and death

  • Why It’s Not About You … or Them

  • A New Way of Seeing

All in one easy-to-find-time-for half hour!

Here is how it works:

When you click on the Paypal Button below, you’ll be taken to a welcome page which will enable you to add your name and email address to our site. There you’ll find the download link which will be only available to those who have purchased this product!

When you purchase this audio, you’ll also receive a printable download outline of the message for taking notes, plus some questions you can ponder as you evaluate your own life and need to “Just Give Up.” Wondering what it costs?

I hope you’re ready to listen! Because it’s usually $4.95, but

Only $3.95 this month!

Come Listen and Join Me

as We Study How and Why to “Just Give Up!”


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Serving them for Him,

I pray this audio will be a true blessing to you!

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