Why I Home School: What I have learned (so far)!

I am a married 42 year old Christian home schooling mom, and this is what I have learned after 8 years of home schooling my two sons. 1. It DOESN’T look like what I had envisioned………and that is o.k.! 2. It may NEVER look like what I had envisioned……….and that is o.k.! 3. My boys may…

Weekly Wrap-Up: The Last Week of School

Here we are in enjoying our last week of this school year, out-of-state, only 10-15 mins from the beach, and all kinds of nature trails, preserves, and centers. This has been a fantastic last week of school! I think it is the end of an o.k., year of school. I say O.k., not because of my…

Visiting the Past: Why I Home School

I found myself looking back over my post about WHY I HOME SCHOOL, I am so glad I did. I am at the very end of one year (15 more days), preparing for the next year and I needed some encouragement and motivation. I encourage you if you are a home schooling mom to remind…

Weekly Wrap-Up

Here is my Weekly Wrap-Up but don’t forget to go HERE and check out more Weekly Wrap-Ups from other Home School moms! (digging to see what can be found) Sunday evening we came home from a weekend field trip on J.Island and it was wonderful! Big beautiful oaks, spanish moss, shade, sand, rocks, huge old trees…

Why I Home School

This picture of the boys sleeping was taken on Christmas Eve night. ……………cause my boys and I get to sleep until we wake up on our own!! O.k., you caught me, I don’t always get to sleep until I wake up on my own but that is an option since we home school. Now my…

Why I Home School

Why I Home School? Because God told me to!!!  =) Seriously I do truly believe it is what God told my husband and I to do for our boys!! I want God’s best for my boys and I want to always obey my Father so that means that for now home schooling is in the picture. I will be…

Fun Friday and Why I Home School

We hardly ever get snow (maybe once or twice a year) where we live so today’s FUN FRIDAY was even better since the boys woke up to their world looking completely different from what it looks like most of the time. Truth be told we didn’t get much snow this time either, it’s mostly ice. Oh…

Why I Home School

I love that our ‘school’ days can include Biblical and Church History along with the traditonal World and American History. While learning about other countries we can find out the spiritual needs along with the basic facts, find out about missionaries past and present that have ministered in that countryand pray for the people of that country. I…

Why I Home School!

One reason I home school is to save my youngest and myself many trips to the principles office!! Seriously, I am not joking!!! My youngest has difficulties in certain areas (I’m not going to spill his dirty laundry here) and they would have caused friction in a public school setting between him, the teacher and maybe even…

Why I Home School

Why I home school………….. because I get to choose what my boys will study and how they will study it. Now according to the law we have to cover Math, Social Studies, Reading, Language Arts and Science but the great thing is I get to choose how I teach those subjects and what materials I use to…

Why I Home School

Why I Home school? Last week I shared that I home school for my boys. Today I share another reason why I home school, it may seem silly but I see it as a benefit and the reason is because I can give my boy’s their birthday off =) Recently my youngest celebrated his sixth birthday and…

Why I Home School

My BOYS…………..they are the reason I home school!!! I want to be with them, I want to see their smiles when they experience something for the first time, I want to see it in their eyes when they are loving the moment they are in, I want to live out the ‘A-Ha’ moments with them,…