Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Homeschooling The Myth and The Truth


Hello,

As we draw near the end of the school year, I'm thinking about how my kids are getting older. Amy is 15, Michael is 17, and Emily is now 19. My oldest, Matthew, is 26.  He's out on his own now, but calls and comes by often.  It's been so neat to have the privilege of being with my children as their personalities and interests develop.  Homeschooling has been a great privilege. I wouldn't trade being a stay-at-home mom for anything.  I never made a paycheck that was worth the relationships I have with my four children.

Thank you Lowell!
Thank you God!

Laura
Thankful to be Momma

P.S.  
Big myth—your husband has to make a lot of money if you're going to stay home.
Truth—you have to stretch your money if you're going to stay home.


Mommy Monday 

Homemaking Party

20 comments:

  1. SO very true...and God always makes a way if we are in the center of His will. He is ever faithful. I am so thankful you are enjoying this homeschooling journey. It is hard to believe another homeschool year is coming to a close. Where does the time go? God bless you, sweet friend. :)

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    1. Simple Cheryl. The time goes to dishes, laundry, and errands! ~smile~

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  2. You my friend are blessed! I love being a homemaker and teaching my kids. It's an honor and a blessing with great rewards!
    And yes you are right, stretch where you can and sacrifice the fancier things. No amount of money is worth losing your relationdhips with our kiddos. :)

    God always provides!

    Enjoy your day Laura!

    Hugs, Amy

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    1. Big blessings to you in the name of Jesus Christ my friend!

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  3. Laura, I can so relate to this post. We homeschooled our boys for 9 years (through high school) on a very limited budget and had to stretch every single penny. Our boys even pitched in to save our cat giving us their hard earned money from jobs they had here in town when he required surgery. Looking at my grown sons now and the close relationship we all share along with what kind, determined and successful people they are fills my heart. They were and are worth every sacrifice we made.

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    1. What a beautiful testimony Debbie!

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  4. Great truth, Laura! I've always been a stay-at-home mom and sometimes we've gotten by with one car, etc. The sacrifice to stay home and raise my own children was/is so worth it. And homeschooling is so beneficial for building strong bonds, especially in the teen years (in my opinion). My kids are now 14, 19, 21 and 24.

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    1. I do think we have a better chance to keep relationships strong if we homeschool since teens get so busy as they get older. Thanks so much for writing Camie!

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  5. I love your P.S. statement...it's so true.

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    1. Thanks for writing Country Gal. Don't be a stranger!

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  6. I couldn't agree more. Best thing I have experienced.

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    1. Enjoy your young ones. They do indeed grow quickly.

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  7. I've always wanted to home school my future kids and this gives me hope and encouragement that it will be a great choice.

    Thank you!

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  8. I love homeschooling too!!!
    With Peyton graduating this year, I have two left.
    The years pass way too quickly.
    Have a cozy evening!

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    1. Good week ending to you Billie Jo!

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  9. I, too, am thankful that I homeschooled my children. I've been finished for several years now, as they finished high school in 2008 and 2010. Being together all those years really helped me build super relationships with them.

    I will say, though, that we homeschool moms have to be careful to not put the "homeschool is the only way" burden on those who have chosen to do things differently. God leads each of us differently, and we need to accept others' decisions and not criticize them.

    Have a beautiful day,
    Patti

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    1. Yes, you are right Patti. I would not want anyone to feel the burden if they didn't feel God was calling them to it. It's wonderful, but it's tough, too... just like all parenting!

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  10. Where has the time gone, My kids are grown with kids of their own. Each of my two kids lead successful/serving God lives.. And that was my prayer for them.
    Our daughter -44 is a high school teacher with 2 girls [16 and 18]
    So very proud of her and the mama she is.
    Our son, is a Baptist preacher. He has 3 children. His son is also a minister [and in college], and has twin girls [13]. Their mom is homeschooling them. So very proud of them .
    I Would love to have been a stay at home mom.. but it didn't happen..At the time, I thought, I had to work to make the ends meet. Wish I knew what I know now.lol
    Have a blessed day.. So proud of you, and the time you and other home school parents give to their children.

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    1. Sounds to me like God took what you did and made it all right and good. Be blessed!
      Laura

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  11. It is worth every penny I stretch and every thing I say no to in order to be home. On May 23rd we close the chapter of attending a little Christian school and Megan will begin the homeschool journey as a 6th grader. I am beyond grateful to be able to bring her home fulltime!

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Laura