Why did you decide to homeschool? Getting Organized

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

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.

Email me and tell me your story.

Have a wonderful day!

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Zone Mission – Declutter 1 dresser drawer

Weekly Home Blessing Task: Declutter Paper/Magazines

 
Menu Plan for Thursday: Chicken and salad

Routines:

Home:
  • 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.

School:

  • Play a game with your children
 Afternoon Routine:
  • 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

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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at http://www.tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

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