I’ve had the privilege this week of guest posting for Candace at ‘His Mercy is New‘.
I’m not a veteran homeschooling Mum by any stretch of the imagination – we’ve been homeschooling for just 5 years. But I hope I can pass on a few things that I’ve learned mostly through trial and error that will help you.
“I have a confession to make – sometimes I yearn to know what the ‘other’ life is like. What would it be like to dress up in pretty clothes and put on some make-up that isn’t dried out? Or enjoy a second income and buy some brand new clothes? Or best of all, take a blissful walk on the beach in solitude every day at sunrise, just myself and the Lord? How would it be to just let someone else deal with the character issues in my children on a daily basis? Some days, especially those after another disruptive night’s sleep, my enthusiasm wanes for tackling sibling interactions, preparing wholesome food, and keeping the learning consistent and productive. I find myself letting out a weary sigh and wondering how well I’m going to last the distance on this journey!
Gladly, I have never regretted our decision to home educate our children, as early on we established our ‘why’ with a strong conviction. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t felt utterly overwhelmed at times!
I’d love to share some of the things I’ve found have gotten me through more difficult days.”… continued here
To read the rest, please visit His “His Mercy is New: Real Life Homeschooling #20 – Keeping the Big Picture in Mind”