When Katie’s daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor, her family was uprooted and sent 500 miles away to St. Jude Hospital. Upon arrival, she encountered a chatty mom who said she should put her other kids in school because homeschool and cancer are just too hard. Thankfully, she had been gradually adopting an unschooling approach to school. The flexibility that unschooling allows saved her homeschool. It equipped her children to flourish in an impossible situation. She will share practical steps to deconstructing a classroom mentality and how to bolster your homeschool to stand firm in life’s waves.