It takes at least 2 to 5 hours to put together a blog post. I must write and edit it, then I need an image, and if i take it I have to process it and prepare it for the blog. With the busy life that comes as a homeschooling mom, I wonder why I keep blogging sometimes. But blogging has helped me become a more creative teacher, and giving a little of myself through a blog helps me feel engaged in a community even while staying at home with my kids.Continue Reading
Many of my educational philosophies are secular, and especially on this blog, I share learning ideas that would work for people of all faiths. But it is true that I chose to homeschool initially because God asked me too!
When Leanna asked how our faith influences our parenting, I could not help but recognize that my own understanding of my role as a mother came as a direct result of my faith.
I am not naturally a patient person. When my son entered the difficult toddler age, I found myself at my wits end most days. My husband frequently traveled, and my son stopped napping, so I felt there was never a respite from motherhood!
I could not wait for him to go off to school so I would not be frustrated all day long.
But my perspective changed when he was four. This was when I was guided in a completely different direction as a mother. I let myself listen to God’s will.
Do you feel like you homeschool for similar reasons?
One of my favorite blogs, Simple Homeschool, has been running a Day in the Life of… series. I decided it was time I highlighted a day in my homeschool! Today was not a “normal” homeschool day since we had our co-op’s Valentine’s Day bowling party.
But I’m starting to realize that no day is ever “normal” when I am homeschooling a first grader and a toddler!
Every parent who decides to homeschool comes to that conclusion for a number of different reasons. I mentioned the other day that I never thought I’d be a homeschooling parent. I thought I could not do it. Now I’ve come to see that I can homeschool. I found the confidence to homeschool because learning and teaching is a process, not a destination.
How I came to the decision to homeschool is a long story. My reasons are many and the decision process was complex.Continue Reading