Review: Lies Homeschooling Moms Believe

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I recently read the book Lies Homeschooling Moms Believe by Todd Wilson

I finished the book very quickly. I would not consider this a must-read book. If you have the spare time or nothing else to read then this book may be fine. This book is not for the easily insulted. When I started reading this book I did not want to finish it. I really had to push through the beginning of the book. The first few pages of the book go through how women tend to believe lies more than their husbands and other fun facts pertaining to that topic. I was actually pretty insulted at first. I showed the chapter to my husband to see if I was alone, I wasn’t. After the beginning, if you can keep going and not think about those first few pages it isn’t too bad.

The book title isn’t what I envisioned at all. Not a good book, not a bad book. You may love it! You may be uneasy about like I am.  If you have the time pick it up. If not, you are not missing out. 

I finished the book feeling very discouraged as a homeschooling mother, which I believe was supposed to be the opposite point of the book. The book went on about how homeschooling mothers are not perfect (heck yes we are not!), we may have messy houses, think everyone else is so perfect, etc. All the stuff homeschooling mothers wonder and need to hear. Those parts were awesome. Then there was the constant warning to NEVER share your success or accomplishments to other mothers, especially homeschooling mothers. Apparently, we can only share our constant failures and flaws and never when we actually succeed or do something right. That super bummed me out. It is written a few times to not share when we succeed. 

So here is my end take from the book, and I have had 2 weeks to think about it. Surround yourself with a good group. Preferably in person but online if you HAVE to (read my Sunshine Award post to meet some awesome homeschool mums like Pajamas, Books, and Chickens) or just create your own group. Homeschooling mums normally need support, I know I do (and if you don’t good for you!). Whomever this author and their wife are hanging out with stay clear of, clearly, they are not surrounding themselves with a good group of people. The purpose of the book is to show you that homeschooling mums are not perfect, even if they seem to be- and I get that. We all know that perfect Pinterest flawless house mum that we swear has a make-up artist living in her home that we are uncomfortable around. You know something about that mum though? She has bad days too. We need to be sharing our bad days and good days. 

Maybe Todd Wilson and his wife do not want to hear about your accomplishments, just your bad days. I understand that. Maybe they want to hear both he just forgot to write that down. I want to hear both though. I want to hear everything you succeed in and everything you struggle with. 

This review is of my own and no one else’s. I was not asked or paid to give this review. I did not receive anything in exchange for a review. 

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