3 thoughts on “What I’ve Learned as a Rookie Homeschooler

  1. Thank you for your inspiring words.
    I am also a mom just started out this year doin kindergarten with our oldest girl. I also have a very “firefilled” 2.5 yr old and am expecting at 34 weeks. Seems we will be adding some testosterone to the mix.
    My husband and I also run a business. Which is very busy.
    I find it very hard and tiresome to get everything done. School, work house, friends. I just cant get ahead. Somedays i want to lock myself away in a room and hide. By Gods grace i have come this far. I only hope next year will be better. More organized.
    Thanks again for your words.
    God bless

  2. YES! I agree whole-heartedly. These have been pillars of our homeschool dynamic since Day 1. Have a plan, but be flexible, learn about the kids as much as we learn about everything else, and know that I can’t do this on my own in my own strength. Number 4, though, I fall down on that one a lot. It’s hard, finding a balance. We don’t want to always be home and never seize the moment with a friend or family member. But we don’t want to always seize the moment at the cost of the schooling either. So we try to make wise decisions about when to say yes and when to say no and I don’t always get it right. =\

  3. I love this, it’s so hard to believe that we will be starting year 14 of homeschooling this fall. Our daughter will be 21 in 2 weeks and a Sr in college and then off to medical school next fall. I remember being so afraid that we were never going to get “it” all done and that me being her homeschooling mom would never help her reach her goals of becoming a surgeon one day. I look back now and it has all gone by way too fast and in such a blur. Our son will be 8th grade this year and I just want things to slow down. I just want to encourage those out there that you can do it and even in tough times it all works out. Just never give up! HE will see you through! When our daughter was in 10th grade my husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor and that is what lead to her wanting to become a surgeon. It was a hard time but it brought us so much closer together and if we had not been homeschooling at the time I truly don’t know how I would have made it through. God had a plan…

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