I have been homeschooling my children for a month now! I can’t hardly believe it.
It has been an exciting 30 days! We have learned so much, laughed till our stomachs hurt and crafted until the glue gun just couldn’t take anymore.
In these 30 days, I have learned so much about my children, homeschooling, life and faith. After reflecting on my last 30 days, I can’t help but wonder if other moms share similar experiences. I know many homeschool from the very beginning, but there’s also a huge influx of families making the leap of faith to homeschool their children.
If you are a new, or seasoned, homeschooling parent then I would love to hear what you have learned along your own unique homeschooling journey.
Here, I’ve composed a list of those wonderfully amazing things this new homeschooling mama has treasured, learned and realized over this last month.
- It’s soooo fun to do school in our pajamas!
- Mommy’s morning quiet time of coffee and Christ are essential to starting out our day!
- My youngest does not do well learning anything directly from a book
- My oldest loves to learn things right from a book
- Our local library is a gift from Heaven
- I never knew I could use so much ink in my printer
- The $5 desks I got at a consignment sale are better than I could have imagined
- TEACHER DISCOUNTS FOR HOMESCHOOLERS!
- Joining a homeschool co-op is one of the best things I could have done
- Anything can become a learning experience
- My oldest daughter is more advanced in Math than I thought she was
- It’s OK to switch curriculum methods at any time during the year
- Having the ability to customize my children’s education, based on their individual strengths, is an amazing gift to give them
- Cows do NOT have teeth
- Other homeschool families provide wonderful support, guidance, fellowship and leadership
- There are many local museums that offer specialized classes ONLY for homeschoolers
- The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has an amazing class program for homeschoolers
- It’s impossible to do school when 10 guys are laying down a new roof on your house…
- Going on a spontaneous field trip to the zoo when roofers are laying down a new roof is a great way to finish your week
- My kids are more supportive of each other now than they’ve ever been
- How to gracefully answer strange and intrusive questions by strangers about homeschooling
- My relationship with my children has never been stronger
- It’s exciting to learn alongside my children
- Science experiments at home can be ummmm “interesting” (some messes are better left alone)
- How to book field trips for our homeschool group
- I’m enjoying the little moments even more
- It’s OK NOT to move them onto another subject if they are fully immersed and enjoying the current one
- Queen Bees are made by consuming “Royal Jelly”
- People have strange ideas about homeschoolers
- My youngest daughter is reading beyond her 2nd grade level
- Archery is so our thing!
- Why didn’t I do this sooner?
- Does mom get a learning curve?
- Organization will only take you so far
- Schedules are made to be broken