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Seeing the Light at the End of the Tunnel #homeschooling

We’ve been homeschooling for three years now. My oldest is a Jr. in high school and for those who’ve been following along, it’s been the best decision we’ve ever made for him.  Sure there continues to be a struggle with my lazy student, but there seems to be a small light at the end of the homeschooling tunnel.

Seeing the Light at the End of the Tunnel #homeschooling

Today, he showed me a couple of papers that he wrote and they were already graded.

It seems that we’re a year behind. Not academically, buy nagging wise. I’ve been pushing and pushing his school work until I turn red in the face. For him to do his best, to give his best, to be his best.  I’ve been telling him that on a daily basis and now that we’re well into the school year, now it seems to be sinking in. His grades are great (for him) and even though we’re still struggling with math, I can see how much his work has improved.

To see him proud of his work is amazing. To see him rushing to the car when I pick him up, with the papers in hand is such a glorious feeling.  At times I wish I could slap “I told you so” on to each page, but I quietly do a happy dance.

He’s getting, guys! He’s finally getting it!

Liz Cerezo

Liz is a Mexican-American blogger living in Southern California. Married 19 years, and a mami to 3 kids, her content is inspired from living in and raising a multicultural familia. Liz has been blogging for more than 7 years, establishing herself as a nationally recognized Latina blogger. She often blogs in Spanglish and may throw in some Tagalog when talking about her hubby. You can also find her chit chatting away at @Liz_Cerezo on Twitter!


  1. Dee Trope

    What an encouraging post! I am homeschooling two high schoolers and a middle schooler. It is often a real challenge to get them to do the work required. I shared your post on a Facebook group I belong to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/t4lhs/permalink/990656627630031/

    16 . Jan . 2015
  2. Monica

    This is so great! Congratulations! xo

    17 . Jan . 2015
  3. Ashley

    It’s really good to know about your feeling of happiness by seeing the graded papers of your child. Homeschooling will definitely benefits but their will be a little struggle with the students falling behind the grades. And you are successful in bringing up the love for education in your child. Great blog of your experiences.

    06 . Oct . 2015

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