The last year and a half has brought major changes to my family’s life. I would venture to guess that we all went through some changes in 2020 (and beyond). For me, it’s left a lasting impact for good.
Homeschooling was never in my plan, and yet, that’s where we ended up. And I’m so grateful for it! Yes, you heard me right, something amazing and wonderful happened . . . a huge life pivot as a result of the dreaded year, 2020.
And now, the more I read of turmoil in schools, atrocious things that school kids are subjected to (in words and actions) by their peers, and the social agendas being pushed on students, the more grateful I am to have my children home.
But it’s not just a “fear of the world” thing. I have always believed that parents were supposed to be the most important teacher for their own children. But as my children were in school, I also started to see how little time and influence I actually had with my own kids anymore.
So, I will be eternally grateful for the shift in the world that gave me the chance to step back and re-evaluate. And eventually, a chance to break free.
I have now fully embraced homeschooling my kids. I love this life (most days) and the kids love it, too (mostly). No life can be completely perfect and problem free, right? But this is an amazing way to live life — to come together more as a family, to be able to infuse goodness and beauty into every day, to customize education to individual needs.
I haven’t taken time for blogging while I’ve been busy with this big change in our lives, but I’m ready to get back to it!
I have gone through more personal growth and learning in the last year and a half than I ever thought possible. Every day seems like I am growing and expanding and being filled up with new knowledge, insight, and inspiration — and I have to share that!
So, things may look a little different around here, as my life now looks a little different. There will absolutely be homeschooling posts. But I hope that the tools and ideas that I share will also benefit all families, no matter how they are schooling. Because, whether homeschooling or not, there is still a lot that moms have in common as we try to create a home life filled with joy for ourselves and our families.
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