More Than Enough
Grow Your Confidence, Banish Burn-Out and Love Your Homeschool Life
I know this homeschool thing is scary.
I know the weight we carry - it feels like an elephant on my chest sometimes.
We're taking a different path - and our kids are so precious. We can't mess this up.
But I believe in us.
I know we've got this.
Hi, I'm Kara, a homeschool mom of 13 years, writer, podcaster and homeschool speaker.
I know how hard it is to feel confident as a homeschool parent.
In fact, I actually quit homeschool once. But then I made some changes, and a couple of big mindset shifts, and now my oldest is 16 and we're still going strong.
That doesn't mean that I don't worry anymore. It just means that I've figured out how to make homeschooling work when you're a regular family.
Here's the BIG secret about homeschooling:
We're all a little scared.
What people are saying
This book is a breath of fresh air. Kara's kind encouragement gives us permission to be who we are in the best way we know how... and let our kids do the same.
Sarah Mackenzie - Author of Teaching from Rest and The Read-Aloud Family
More Than Enough is the book I needed when I first started homeschooling and it's the book I need now, six years into this gig. This is one of those special titles that you're going to want to keep on your shelf and reread every year when you need encouragement.
Caitlin Curley - My Little Poppies
In More Than Enough, Kara makes homeschool moms feel seen, loved, and understood. The comforting tone of her stories as well as her practical advice refocus us on all we are already getting right for our families, giving us much-needed encouragement to keep going when homeschool life gets tough.
Jamie Martin - editor of SimpleHomeschool.net and author of Introverted Mom and Give Your Child the World
Every once in awhile a book comes along that needs to be on the shelf of every homeschool mama I know... a book to pull you out of the overwhelm, assure you that you're not alone, and encourage you when you just want to throw in the towel. More Than Enough is one of those books. Read it, take back the overwhelm, know that you are what your kiddos need most, and rest in the encouraging words within these pages. This is required reading for any homeschool mama in the trenches.
Colleen Kessler - M.Ed. founder of RaisingLifelongLearners.com
I read the entire book in one sitting because I could not put it down! It is just so good. I laughed, I cried, and I nodded in agreement. More than Enough is a book I wish I could buy and send to every homeschool mom in the world because reading it felt like a warm hug from someone who has been there and just gets it.
Jessica Waldock - The Waldock Way
More Than Enough is the book I needed when I first started homeschooling. Kara's voice and authenticity shine through on the pages. Readers will relate to her stories and have a good laugh (and maybe a few happy tears) because, let's face it, homeschooling mamas need to know that we're not alone. Whether you're brand new to homeschooling or you've been on your journey for years, this book will encourage you to step back and see that you are enough. Grab your tea and settle in, friends. Kara's got your back.
Vanessa Wright - homeschool mom and blogger
More Than Enough
Don't let the fear hold you back.
You are enough.
Your family is enough.
And your love for your kids is more than enough.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is this book for new homeschoolers or for parents who have been at it for a while?
A: More Than Enough is for any parent who sometimes feels overwhelmed, worried or is scared they aren't doing enough.
Q: I've read so many homeschooling books, and I still feel stressed.
A: I get that. I used to come home from the library with stacks of homeschooling books. Sometimes, they directly contradicted one another!
So I want to let you know that this isn't a method. I'm not going to add to your already long to-do list.
More than Enough is about encouragement and connecting with our kids, and realizing that we are already getting so much right.
Q: My kids are older - I'm worried it's too late to change things.
A: I know. I have big kids too! But this book isn't about changing everything - it's about refocusing. It's about putting connection ahead of perfection. And I promise, you can start that today.
Q: Why is your book called More Than Enough?
A: It's taken me years to realize that you don't have to be a certain way or follow a certain plan or method to homeschool really well.
I wish I could go back and whisper to my 29-year-old self everything I've learned the hard way. But I can't, so instead - I want to share with you. I promise you are enough, and I know that your powerful love for your kids is more than enough to help you homeschool well.
In the bonus companion audio, I ask my three homeschool mentors each three questions.
Listen as Pam Barnhill, Sarah Mackenzie and Jamie Martin share what they do on the hardest days, ways to keep perspective when doubt creeps in and how to stay consistent when you're homeschooling.
This soothing 45-minute audio recording is like balm for the soul.
Get More Than Enough
Currently unavailable. Look for More Than Enough in paperback Spring 2021.
Copyright 2020 - Kara Stephenson Anderson