There’s a longing within each of us to do this homeschooling thing well. To not just survive but thrive. Homeschooling is a calling that can be hard at times, but it is also so rewarding.
Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed right now. Perhaps you are simply tired. You might know what you want your homeschool to look like, but your ideals and reality don’t always match up.
I want to help you teach your kids from a place of abundance and not scarcity.
And I hope you are encouraged as we explore what it means to be a Christian, homeschooling mom. I’ll be sharing not just from what we “did right” but also from the things I’ve learned along the way because we didn’t do them right all the time.
What is Heart-to-Heart Homeschooling?
As heart-to-heart homeschooling moms, we nurture our own hearts first so that we will be able to speak to our children’s hearts. We draw deeply from the well of God’s wisdom and strength in order to give to our children daily.
And we make our relationship with our children a priority. As Dr. Beechick once wrote,
“Homeschooling is largely heart to heart. The methods and even the curriculum do not matter nearly as much as the relationship between child and parent.”
We know that when we build strong family connections, we equip our kids to be spiritually, emotionally, and relationally healthy individuals.
We simplify homeschooling. We homeschool in a way that emphasizes educating the heart, mind, and soul of children based on their unique personalities, interests, gifts, and talents. We teach and learn in natural, efficient ways. And we cultivate a lifestyle of learning.
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A Few Things About Me
First you should know I am completely imperfect, but perfectly loved by Jesus.
Married to my best friend for 24 years, I homeschooled my sons for 15 years. They both go to college now—my older in the same city we live, my youngest a few hours away. My nest is empty (except for the summers), so it’s a new adventure for both me and them.
I’m the author of the Middle School Extensions for the Trail Guide to Learning series, and work for Geography Matters writing, revising, editing, and assisting customers. I’m also the Content Coordinator & Social Media Manager, an editor, and soon-to-be columnist for Homeschooling Today Magazine.
Community is important to me, so you’ll also find me at Homeschool Mastery Academy creating curriculum and resources for the Virtual Homeschool Group by HMA.
I love God, my family, sharing meals and long talks with friends, photography, coffee, and dark chocolate. I believe the best vacations include reading on the porch of a cabin with a view of the mountains—with a cup of coffee, of course. In my opinion, fall is the absolute best season. The love of mountains and fall is kind of funny, because I live in a flat part of Texas with only two seasons: winter and summer. I do love Texas, though. It is home and it has THE BEST SUNSETS!
My house is often a bit of a mess, but we are working to declutter and simplify. I’m a bit distractible (ok, maybe more than just a bit), but I’m learning about becoming more productive. My reality doesn’t always reflect my ideals, but I keep praying and dreaming and trying.
I pray that when you come here, you will be encouraged in your walk with Christ, equipped to educate your children, and begin cultivating Heart-to-Heart Homeschooling.
So glad you are here!
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