Last week, I was hanging out with a fellow homeschool mom and we got to discussing misconceptions people have about homeschoolers. I want to share this with you because whether you homeschool or not, you most likely come into contact with a homeschooling family. It is quite possible that you, yourself, are guilty of some of these self-imposed ideas you place on homeschooling families. The following misconceptions can lead to frustrations as a homeschool mom: some of them make us feel like we can’t be real, while others just make us shake our heads. Read More
As a homeschool mom, I spend hours and hours planning for school. I love the process of organizing our homeschool– from the curriculum and books to the space we will occupy. Despite all my best efforts, sometimes the plan doesn’t come to fruition the way you want it to. Sometimes your homeschool doesn’t go as planned. At all. Read More
This week has been full of challenges. Between exhaustion from adrenal fatigue and discipline issues, it’s been rough. Homeschooling isn’t always easy. I often feel in a constant state of evaluation. This week has shown me that there some things that we could be doing better and more efficiently. I’ve been sharing some of my struggles with a friend, and she encouraged me to write down 5 things I love about homeschooling.
And so I did. Read More
Dear Weary Mama who just wants something for herself,
I get you. I am you. So even though I’m writing this to you, I’m also writing it to me.
I know you have plans and dreams in your heart to do great things, but you put them on hold so that you can pour out into the greatest “things”: your family. You give up so much of yourself. I know it’s hard. TRUST ME. I do. I promise. Read More
Our official first day of school is tomorrow! We have a 4,2,1 and Kindergartener in the house. Homeschooling is a calling we have felt the Lord put on our life and as long as He has called us to it, we are going to do it!
This year brought a bit of a new challenge for me having 4 of our 5 officially in school. I knew I had to “get my stuff together” this year and really be organized. While I love planning, I’ve also had my share of struggles in keeping my homeschool organized. My plans work for the first few weeks of school, but soon I find myself in disarray.