Melissa Capps never wanted to be a teacher—until she sat in a school conference with her oldest son’s first grade teacher. She decided, right then and there, that it was time bring her child home. Despite the challenges that lay ahead—homeschooling children with special needs and navigating her husband’s unemployment in 2020—Melissa has persevered, seeking out resources and community that equip her to keep homeschooling.
A lot of moms start homeschooling and they get about a year or two in and send their kids back to school. That’s the [encouragement] I want to give: we need to reach out to other moms. . .to get confidence, to find community that can step in and encourage you along the way … There are many, especially young, homeschool moms that [feel overwhelmed]. But, homeschooling is really about the heart and your connection with your kids. — Melissa Capps