Are you considering homeschooling but aren’t sure if you are self-disciplined enough to do it?
Our homeschool day did not go well. Actually, the whole week hadn’t been going well. The kids were not excited about learning the things I had planned. And honestly, I wasn’t enjoying it much either. There was a lot of complaining and even some tears. Joy and peace in the homeschool? Yeah, right.
Have you ever met a previous homeschooler whose eyes lit up when they found out you homeschool?
A couple of years ago I was talking to a woman who knew my girls from Sunday school and as we were chatting I said something which made her realize we homeschool. As soon as she made the connection her face completely lit up and a huge smile came across her face.
My son, Kellan, graciously agreed to write a blog post sharing his thoughts on homeschooling (actually he talked, I scribed). I allowed him to share freely without a lot of prompting and this is what he wanted to share with all of you.
Homeschooling for the past three years has been a great challenge and a great blessing for our family. We’ve had good days and we’ve had bad days. There have been days when I ask myself why in the world we decided to homeschool and would give just about anything to fly off to a sunny, sandy beach all by myself. Then there are days when I am so thankful for being able to do what we do that I think my heart might burst with joy and thanksgiving. With all the ups and downs, it’s a roller coaster ride for sure.