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