When we made the decision that homeschooling would be the way we educated our children, we couldn’t tell you exactly what the results would be. Yes, we have goals for what we want our kids to learn by homeschooling. But just like everything else, it was all in theory.
Just like I became the accidental stay-at-home mom, I’m starting to see the title of accidental homeschooling mom might not be that far-fetched.
|This is a guest post by Christine St.Vil. As a coach and trainer, Christine helps moms across the country feel good and have self-care without the guilt. Through her blog she is helping women fulfill the most exciting position of all: being a Mom ‘N Charge! Christine is a proud wife and mother of three, ages 20 months, 3 and 5. Find Christine on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram: @MomsNCharge. If you want to guest post on my blog, check out the guidelines here.|
Homeschooling our three children has been challenging! Well, I recently read about a homeschooling family of seven. We have been homeschooling roughly four years, this family has been homeschooling 21 years! We have a lot to learn, but we also have a lot to look forward to.
Lifelong learning is a goal of ours and something we try to teach to our children. We are a homeschooling family, but lifelong learning should apply and be adopted by all families: homeschoolers, public schoolers, and private schoolers.
The purpose of learning is to gain knowledge, develop skills, and be able to apply them in our lives. When reminded of that, it becomes easier to embrace lifelong learning. It may not make it easy, because learning will stretch and challenge us, but enjoyable.
One of the common misconceptions of homeschooling is that you sit at home all day without any outside interaction for the kids or parents. You are “home alone” trying to create a learning experience and educational tools by yourself. Although this is not true for our family, there have been periods of time when it has happened to us.
Will instruction about who God is, and what He has done be part of your homeschooling experience this coming year? Hopefully yes! Here are some ideas about a way you can “bring the Sunday morning sermon home.”
|This is a guest post by Jeff Hoots. He blogs about his adventures, misadventures, and lessons learned as a husband, homeschooling dad, and CPA. You can follow Jeff on Twitter @jeffhoots, and read about more of his adventures on his blog, JeffHoots.net. If you want to guest post on my blog, check out the guidelines here.|