We are a family of 5.
We are believers in Jesus Christ. Mom likes to eat vegan, the rest of the family doesn’t like it all the time. We move where the army sends us, we like being crafty, making messes, and being outside. We enjoy family movie nights, taking pictures of everything, making memories
and – we are homeschooling!
We started our homeschool journey in Kindergarten with our now 1st grader. Our oldest, which is in 9th grade now, joined later on too and we are getting ready to involve our almost Pre-schooler as well.
When I first came across the idea of homeschooling and decided to start doing it, I was the only one that was really excited about it, even though I had no idea where to begin and how to start, I just knew that this is what I was meant to do.
During all this time homeschooling grew into something much more than I could have ever imagined, now we all love it and are a homeschool family through and through. Homeschooling is a lifestyle and it continues to grow and to change. I am always making sure that what we do works great for each child and be open minded and ready to switch things up if needed.
When you first start to read about homeschooling you quickly realize that there isn’t just one type of homeschool mom and one way of how to teach them. There are all kinds of methods and courses you can take and you start to wonder which category you fall under. It takes time, it takes trying out different kind of things. I came to the conclusion that we might just be a mix of a few things. We love to learn with My Father’s World and beautiful books, we feel really drawn to the Charlotte Mason way of learning with lots of reading and exploring nature and with our almost Pre-schooler I find myself looking more into the Montessori and Waldorf method.
Life can get crazy around here, there are days when I go to bed and just can’t believe how great the day was and there are days when I question myself and the idea of homeschooling. Some days are filled with lots of love, fun, laughter and learning and some days we yell too much, I ask Mrs. Frizzle or the Wild Kratts to be the teachers and I am glad when they are all in bed.
That is when the most important part comes in, I constantly need to remind myself that it isn’t just about what they “need” learn and know, but to give my best that they develop a love for learning, teaching them how to become lifelong learners and to have my focus on who they are becoming, to raise them in faith, to give the world a few more souls that are passionate and compassionate.
We were given 3 beautiful souls, and we are so very grateful for that. So here I am, pouring my love into them, with lots and lots of God given grace and patience. Soaking up as much as I can, while they are growing up in front of my eyes a little bit more every day. Sharing with you this beautiful, exciting and sometimes exhausting journey in hope to inspire, encourage you and to show that we all aren’t alone in this.