Why We Homeschool

If you’re reading this right now, I’m sure you’re trying to figure out if homeschool is right. Well, you’re in good hands. I get it! I was once in your position too. We decided to become a homeschool family over seven years ago and never looked back.

When friends and family heard I willingly decided to homeschool our children, the number one question asked was, “why do you homeschool” (with a perplexed look on their face)? Nowadays, when parents find out I am a homeschooling homemaker, I am bombarded with questions such as, “what curriculum do you use, what is your homeschool schedule, when do I homeschool, how many hours do I spend homeschooling.” Oh, how times have changed!

As the growing population of homeschooling rises, we’re long past the days when homeschoolers are stereotyped as outcasts and outside societal norms. Today’s traditional “homemaker” redefines their role by adding educator to their resume, looking to educate their children at home or even on the go. More and more people are starting to realize that homeschool affords their children a well-rounded education.

I’m glad you’re here, and I can’t wait to share everything I know and have learned about homeschooling my children to help you on your journey!

I’ve been where you are.

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The School System vs Homeschool

As a former public-school teacher, I had insight into what was going on behind the scenes in a public school system. As a teacher, I had to spend time away from classroom instruction to address each student’s social and emotional needs. 

Lessons turned from teaching core subjects to addressing bullying and other student misbehaviors, teaching proper manners, and other social and life skills. Which, in my opinion, should be addressed at home. I believe a school’s instructional time should be less about training and geared toward teaching students how to learn, thus fostering a love and passion for learning.

And yes, I know every educational system and individual teacher is different. Some may very well be actively involved in classroom management and reach the educational needs of every child. However, as class sizes increase and, in some cases, parent involvement decreases, it seems today’s educational systems tend to fall short in many areas at the cost of providing our children with the best education and tools they need to succeed.

With that being said, as a parent in the business of educating others, I longed to create an environment where my children’s day-to-day growth is rooted in faith, family, and a genuine love for learning. We didn’t want our children to enter into an environment where they felt inadequate, embarrassed, insecure, scared, confused, or uncomfortable.

Where is Super Mom when you need her?

Growing up, I always knew my calling was to be a homemaker. It wasn’t until I became a public-school teacher that I realized my calling had shifted into being a homeschooling homemaker.
My love for education became flooded and constrained. My desire to educate our children freely, anywhere, anytime, and anyplace became stronger than ever. 

As my blinders slowly peeled off and began to see, I became uncomfortable with the traditional brick-and-mortar classroom setting and its constricted 8 to 3 daily schedule. My new dream for my children was to provide them with a stress-free, relaxed environment conducive to their particular learning styles and skills.

Through prayer and conviction, I left my public-school classroom behind. I moved on to a new adventure, thus becoming the Principle of Homeschooling and Boss of Homemaking for our household!

Thankfully my husband and I were on the same page about this decision as we both shared the same goals for our family. We are both products of a public-school education and knew a public or private school would not be the right choice for our family. Fast forward seven years later, we couldn’t be happier with the results.

Homeschooling gives me the freedom to create an environment where my children know who they are, where they come from, and feel secure in knowing faith and values can provide a sword of strength grounded in truth to equip them for real-world situations without fear. I’m grateful that I can watch my children grow throughout their childhood and take on life with self-confidence.

The Biggest Benefit of Homeschool

Homeschooling most significant benefit is simple –


I believe that each child is unique, beautiful, and wonderfully made—a creation of God’s design.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalms 139:14 NIV

If that’s true, how can a classroom setting with a class ratio of 1:25+ procure my child with an environment where she can learn and thrive starting from a young age. Is it possible? Yes, for some, but not for everyone.

As a parent with a unique perspective of looking from the outside in, I did not desire my children to be another statistic of a system trying to close an achievement gap while basing my child’s education on a standardized test. Or, as Pink Floyd puts it, “another brick in the wall.”

We don’t need no education
We don’t need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey, teachers, leave them kids alone
All in all it’s just another brick in the wall
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall

Although I am grateful for my childhood education, teaching career, and the experience my learning has afforded me, I knew it was time to put my family first. 

Now is the time to redirect my institutionalized educational rhetoric towards a personalized individual approach for each of my children’s unique learning needs. By placing them in an environment where they can thrive and flourish.

Homeschooling our girls continues to provide the flexibility needed to approach teaching from various workbooks, curricula, co-op, and time management, enabling us to determine what works best for each of our children. Not only do I see measurable results from homeschooling education, but I can see the strong, knowledgeable, discernable woman they will become.

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This course is for parents and educators who are sincerely interested in educating themselves on all homeschool-related matters. I designed this course to provide listeners with answers to any questions regarding an introduction to homeschooling. 

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The Reason We Continue To Homeschool

I’m not going to sugarcoat it – apart from the many benefits and blessings we receive in knowing that we can create an environment uniquely designed for our children to grow and thrive in, it’s not without SACRIFICE.

We homeschool because throughout all the craziness, trying to figure out different lessons and times where I wish I could catch a break and drop my children off at school, we know it’s worth it at the end of the day. My husband and I are willing to trust God to lead us through this short time we graciously have been given to grow together as a family through our homeschooling journey.

I’d love to know why you homeschool or are interested in homeschooling your children?

Just remember, the first year is always the experiment!

The most important part of your homeschool journey is finding the right resources for your child, ultimately depending on their learning style and curricula.

You may be asking yourself but “how do I know who my child is and how they learn?”

Well, how do you do that? 

Deschooling to the rescue!

I don’t know about you, but engaging in conversation and activities with children can be stressful. High five to all you moms of strong-willed children I emphasize with you. Each of my daughter’s personalities is night and day different from the last night and day. Each daughter seems to be stronger-willed than the next. Once I became a stay-at-home mom, I quickly learned each one is not like the other and secretly missed my 45 minute planning period.

My husband and I try to incorporate faith and family values into our daily lifestyle. From prayer and devotion at breakfast to family games at bedtime, we made spending time as a family a priority.

John and I would spend time each day getting to know each child on their term and in the environment in which each child preferred to play. Getting to know my child started with spending as little as 20 minutes each day. By spending meaningful time with each child, I can honestly say that I feel blessed knowing we are fostering relationships to last a lifetime.

“Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.” –Carl Jung


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