Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed right now. Perhaps you are tired. You might know what you want your homeschool to look like, but your ideals and reality don’t always match up. You long to do this homeschooling thing well—to actually thrive instead of simply survive. I have some really good news. Not only is it possible, but it isn’t nearly as hard as it sounds!
You can homeschool from a place of abundance, not scarcity and I’ll be there to help you along the way. You can be a Heart-to-Heart Homeschooling Mom—a mom who nurtures faith, deepens relationships, and simplifies homeschooling.
Why am I qualified to help?
I’m not Yoda or anything, but I have already traveled the road. So let me by your guide—the kind that may point the way, but doesn’t expect you to follow step-by-step. After all, its your journey, not mine.
1. I’ve been there.
I homeschooled both of my sons for fifteen years from Kindergarten through graduation. They are both doing well in college now, and although we didn’t do it perfectly, we still really like one another 😉
But when we started out I was on a different path. I chose a philosophy and curriculum that promised a rigorous education…for my 5 year old. Guess what? He didn’t read the book. And before I knew it we were headed toward burning out before we even hit 1st grade.
But I’m thankful we decided to take another road. A road that was a bit bumpy at times, but also the best path for us.
2. Because I understand education.
I have a BA in Psychology, and then completed my teaching certificate. For several years I taught in the public schools before having my first son. Once we decided to homeschool though, I dove in and learned everything I could about philosophies of education and methods. I may have gone a little overboard. (As I finished my master’s degree in library science, I completed a project on building a library collection for homeschooling.)
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 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.
So I want to invite you to become a Heart-to-Heart Homeschooling Mom!
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.
Nurture faith, deepen relationships, simplify homeschooling.
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