Beginning the Homeschool Journey

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Beginning the Homeschool Journey

I was talking with some veteran homeschool moms about the early days of our homeschooling journey. Since we began the homeschool journey before the internet and Pinterest my biggest struggle was how to actually homeschool.

Looking back, I remember talking with a friend who had been homeschooling for the past several years and begging her to just tell me what to buy to teach my kid. She was wise to not answer but did offer some vague guidance on how to make it work at my house. She knew then what I did not, that every homeschool looks different and every kid has different needs.

In my early days I was a solid oak tree. We had a schedule that we followed. Even to this day my kids stop at 3:00pm for a snack.

We had curriculum that we followed every word. It did not matter if my kids had mastered or needed more practice; we followed the pace of the curriculum because surely they knew better with how much work should be accomplished each day.

My mighty oak days did not offer much grace, my mighty oak days did not allow for flexibility. My mighty oak days fed my need to be in control of everything. My mighty oak days required much of my strength to keep things under control.

Then life brought me 4 children, 2 with health and learning issues, a sick husband, and the normal challenges of life and the time had come for me to either bend like a willow tree or break under the pressure.

Overtime I learned to bend, I let go of my expectations and I allowed grace to enter.

Beginning the homeschool journey I had no idea of how much it would change and challenge me. I thought it was all about providing my kids with an excellent education.

Friend if you are thinking about beginning the homeschool journey my best advice is to be prepared to bend and be flexible and remember you know what is best for your kids. Even right now if you have no idea how they learn after a few months you will begin a list of what does not work while looking for what does. That list has value too.

You can catch my podcast with the 7 Sisters Homeschool Podcast where we discuss juggling the many details of work and homeschool. 

For the month of December I want to enjoy the gift of giving. Which means every Wednesday I am going to be running a giveaway on my blog. First up will be two sets of How to Homeschool with Stunning Confidence, Contagious Joy and Amazing Focus.

If you are signed up for my emails you will get notifications of how to enter.

Even if you are a veteran homeschooling momma this would be a great resource to share for when the newbies come asking how do you do this homeschooling thing.

 

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