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Idaho Falls in Winter

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We spent this past weekend in Rexburg with Marissa, celebrating her birthday with her. On our way home we stopped by Idaho Falls to see its frozen state.ย There was only a peek of flowing water.

How is your January going so far? I worked out five mornings last week and it felt so good. I have a sweet gym here that I haven’t had access to in months. ๐Ÿ’œ

Last week I was asked if I would be placing Marcus in school here. I gave the firm answer of “No way!” ๐Ÿ˜œ This has been a question I’ve been asked time and again over our seven-plus years of homeschooling. I guess many acquaintances think that we only homeschool because we move around. Our friends and family know we are in this for the long haul. I remember how insecure and invisible I often felt in middle and high school. Honestly, I felt hopelessly lost at school, as if I were always the last to figure things out. I’m so thankful I have a confident 14-year old who likes himself and I honestly believe one reason he’s so comfortable in his own skin is because he hasn’t grown up confined to the rigid norms of public schooling.

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11 thoughts on “Idaho Falls in Winter

  1. When I homeschooled my boys they were outgoing and happy. We joined a group of other homeschoolers and the boys got to do things and take field trips that were educational and unlike anything they would have experienced in public school. If I had kids today I’d never let them enter the school system!

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  2. Couldn’t agree more on your take with homeschooling. Most people automatically assume that if homeschooled your child will be a socially frail and timid child. I love that all of my kids are outgoing and well adjusted little creatures and I also think it’s due to the flexibilities of homeschooling!

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  3. Good for you for working out! I am so badly in need of exercise. As always, I love your photos. And isn’t it frustrating when people assume you’re homeschooling as the next best thing to school, when in fact homeschooling beats school every time?!

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    1. Yes! I always explain our choice and then I wonder why I even bother explaining! I’m just glad there are other like-minded parents who do see the benefits of homeschooling. Thanks, Shelly. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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