Let’s make today’s post more interactive. Tell me why you decided to homeschool.
In 1998 and 1999, I had 3 children. Our daughter went to public school. Our second child went to preschool. I missed them when they were gone, and I never enjoyed the time of re-acclimation that happened each day when they got home from school. I started reading about homeschooling, and I talked to my husband about homeschooling. We both liked the idea, but we did not know anyone who homeschooled.
In 2000, I was pregnant with baby #4, and in August I sent my two oldest children to school. It did not go well for my son from day 1 in kindergarten. He was a hand-on learner. He liked to ask questions. He played hard like most boys. He did not fit the mold they had for him. I did not want to medicate him to get him through the day. As a family, we made the decision to homeschool him.
Our daughter did not want to be homeschooled at that time, and I wanted to focus on getting him started off in kindergarten. I also had a toddler to care for as well, and I was 5 months pregnant. Within six weeks of our homeschool journey beginning, our daughter asked to be homeschooled as well. So we set up our homeschool to accommodate all of our children. I felt like I got my children back. I truly missed them when they were at school.
Since our beginning year of homeschooling, we have not looked back. This has been an amazing journey. I have been able to tailor their education to meet their needs. My two oldest have jobs they love.
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Have a wonderful day!
Weekly Home Blessing Task: Declutter Paper/Magazines
- Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
- Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
- Swish and Swipe
- Start Your Laundry
- Decide on Dinner
- Check Your Calendar
- Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.
- Play a game with your children
- Eat Lunch
- Clear off One Hot Spot
- Reboot the Laundry
- Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
- Drink Your Water
- 15 minutes of loving movement
Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.)
- Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
- Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
- Put things at your launch pad
- Shine Your Sink
- Clean Off a Hot Spot
- Go to Bed at Decent Hour