Cultivate Heart-to-Heart Homeschooling exists to both encourage and equip you as a homeschooling mom. In “Heart-to-Heart Homeschooling” we nurture faith, both our’s and our children’s. We build strong relationships as a foundation to educating our children at home. And we simplify homeschooling so we can focus on the whole child—heart, mind, and soul. And in the midst of it all we too can learn and grow and thrive.
One of my favorite passages in Scripture is John 15:4–5
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
Have you even felt a bit overwhelmed as a homeschool mom? We care for our homes and families, teach our children, minister to others, and more. It can be so easy to just try to power through life in our own strength. But we need Him! God has provided all we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). If we want to do this well, we must drink deeply from God’s well first.
And we aren’t the only ones who need God. Our children do too. The most powerful teaching tool we have is to teach through example—to bring them alongside of us in our journey and walk with them on their own, to pray for them and with them, and to love them as Jesus does.
We build education on a strong foundation of relationship. If there is strife and hurt, anger and miscommunication, we will struggle to teach our children at home. Does that mean those things can never happen? Of course not. But there must also be love and forgiveness, kindness and thoughtfulness. A team mentality.
And a lot of laughter.
We won’t always be homeschooling, but our children will always be our children. That relationship will look so different during the various seasons of life. But let’s not sacrifice relationship at the idol of academics.
We feel the responsibility of teaching our children very deeply. We all have a desire to do what is best for them. But sometimes we get off track in that desire and make it more complicated than it needs to be. Fear can lead us to add more and more, to say yes to every opportunity, to push our children harder and harder.
But homeschooling doesn’t need to weigh us or our children down on a daily basis. There is freedom in educating our children at home. There is grace. And we can do it from a place of both.
Let’s simplify homeschooling by seeking what God would have us to teach our children, by spending more time studying our children and praying for them and less time looking to see what everyone else is doing.
I’ll be sharing some methods that help us to simplify our homeschool, but remember: God chose YOU to be your children’s mom and teacher. And He knows what He is doing 😉
Thrive as Mom
And Dear Mom, in the midst of it all, we can learn to thrive as mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, and friends. To keep our homes and grow personally and love our families. God equips us to do all He has called us to do. As our children grow, it will look different, but I believe God wants us to find joy in the journey.
May we learn to be dependent on Him!