Homeschooling is not for the faint of heart. It requires endurance and initiative. It requires sacrifice and diligence. But it also requires something you might not realize…a sense of humor. We homeschool moms can be so serious; the stakes are high! We’re going against the grain! What if we mess up…this is our kids we’re talking about, after all?! But, but, but…we were never meant to completely reinvent the wheel, and one of the best things we can do for ourselves, our families, and our homeschool is to take ourselves just a tad less seriously.
If you are on Instagram, you have no doubt seen memes of classic artwork splashed with humorous text. Betsy Jenkins is the woman behind the memes and it’s her mission to make you laugh. She does an amazing job at this while simultaneously educating people on art and exposing them to a wide range of prints. Betsy’s homeschool memes began as a family thing and she started her Instagram account, “Homeschooling With the Classics” as a simple way to share them with a few friends. These few friends have multiplied into thousands of followers who are thirsty for a refreshing laugh in the midst of their busy homeschool day. She struck a chord in the community and for good reason; laughter is a soothing balm on a hard day and the mental refreshment that we need to persevere towards excellence.
Join us today as Betsy and I indulge the importance of laughter in our homeschools.
In this episode you’ll hear:
- How Homeschooling with the Classics got started
- Why it’s okay (and good!) for homeschool moms to have fun
- How humor can help us combat fear, anxiety, and stress
- What to do if you struggle with being too serious
- Some activities you can do to bring fun into your homeschool day
- Betsy’s favorite meme
- How to find Betsy online
- Betsy’s Instagram account, Homeschooling_with the Classics