Hey, friends! I wanted to give you an idea of what to expect here on this blog. Here are the top 5 things I want to help homeschooling moms with…
“My blog exists to help homeschooling parents achieve their homeschooling goals and dreams, to equip their children to follow the Lord all the days of their lives and be prepared for adulthood.” -Sarah Beth Watson
1. Help parents set a family mission and align their every day lives to support that goal.
People are always wanting to know why you homeschool. It still seems so abnormal to the general public, but these days, “The school system is bad”, just isn’t a good enough answer.
People already know that the schools are not setting our kids up for success. What they really are asking is, “How will homeschooling fix the problem, and what makes you qualified to take the place of educators who went to school for five years to learn how to do it?”
That is a question you really should have an answer for; not for the sake of every random person who stops you in the grocery store, but for the benefit of your family and children. I am sure by now, you have heard the saying. “When you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” It’s true. You need to know what your goal, what your mission is, or you will end up in the same situation the schools are in, with kids not ready for what lies ahead.
For me, when I first started homeschooling, I really struggled and was constantly afraid I would fail my children if I didn’t get homeschooling “right”. I had no mission, no direction. Other than wanting to do my best to educate them, I had no idea what my goal was. It was making my kids stressed and our schooling was not very effective.
When I decided to set a goal, and a mission and work toward that, everything changed for the better.
If you don’t know what your goals are, and you need help figuring that out, I am here to help!
2. Help homeschool moms become facilitators.
Before you get frightened off from trying to compete with someone with an educational degree, let me encourage you with this. Educators are not meant to mold and conform our children. They are facilitators and guides.
To teach means, “To cause to know something.”
That’s it. Whether we cause our children to know something directly, or we facilitate the knowledge being given, that is the main thing our children need from us. A safe, loving environment and access to knowledge.
We all know a lot of things. How we choose to act upon that knowledge is ultimately up to us. The same goes for our children. We facilitate and encourage, they act.
You don’t need to be the smartest person to educate. Because knowledge in and of itself isn’t the goal. It’s the person who puts the knowledge to good use who is useful. That’s where wisdom comes in and it makes all the difference.
So what DO we do? What are we responsible for?
We are responsible for three things…
- Moral, Biblical and Spiritual teaching and guidance.
- Showing our children how to take information, and put it to good use.
- Caring for their basic needs, and giving them love and support.
I know it sounds simplistic, and that’s because it is. The hard part is in the every day, but thankfully, we have a patient teacher that both we and our children can go to. The Lord. He has given us salvation through Jesus, His Word and His Holy Spirit.
As we renew our minds, we can guide our children in the same path.
3. Help homeschool moms find the resources they need to facilitate effective learning.
Ok. So we now know we need a mission and we need to make knowledge available to our children… but there are SO many choices!
I know, right?!
I am going into my 9th year as a homeschooler, and I am still discovering new, fantastic programs.
One thing I have found is that one size definitely does not fit all, even within the family. If we are going to be different than the schools, we need to recognize each person’s individual value and respect their needs and stages in life.
This blog will be a great resource for you to discover what’s out there and get an idea of what works best for your goals and mission for your educational journey with your children.
4. Encourage homeschool moms on their journey.
We are all on our own journeys, but we don’t have to go it alone. The main reason I am writing this blog is because I have spent countless hours over the years encouraging and mentoring moms.
They all say the same thing.
“Why aren’t you blogging about this?!”
God tells us in His word, “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.” Proverbs 3:27(NASB)
It has always been a passion of mine to encourage, and I feel like God has equipped me to serve and bless other homeschooling moms, so here I am!
5. Help homeschool moms to disciple their children.
Discipleship isn’t a word I have used here yet, because I believe it needs it’s own section. A disciple is “a follower or student of a teacher, leader or philosopher.” (Oxford Languages)
Ultimately, my goal as a homeschool mom, my mission, is to disciple my children in the ways of Jesus. I want to lead them gently in the way they should go.
Jesus gave an invitation to his disciples, and they agreed to follow.
He is a gentle teacher.
As mothers, homeschoolers or not, I believe that is our first calling to spread the gospel. We need to give the knowledge to our children, and pray for them and encourage them to put it to good use.
Ultimately, the end goal doesn’t reside in this world.
We must have a heavenly perspective if we are to fulfill the Great Commission.
I believe that commission is first fulfilled in the home.
Where do we go from here?
My hope is forward. Together.
I want to provide you with the tools and knowledge that will empower you to confidently teach your children.
To help you guide them physically, mentally and spiritually.
To go “beyond elementary” teachings and set them up for a life full of joy, and an eternity with God.
With All My Love,
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