A Wife Loved Like The Church

Learning to Homeschool

Posted on: September 10, 2013

Motherhood didn’t come naturally to me. But because it seemed like it came naturally to so many other moms around me, I was crushed when I found it to be hard and overwhelming. I’ve never once had someone tell me “You’re such a natural at mothering.” Nope. Not me. I work every day against my own selfish desires to parent and love my children. The work is hard, but the work is good.

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Lunch time

However, when we started exploring homeschooling, I figured that teaching at least would come naturally. I naturally like learning and exploring. I naturally like teaching my children new ideas. I naturally like the concept of home learning.

But three weeks into our school year and I’m realizing I am going to have to work at homeschooling, just as much as I work at parenting.

And the learning curve is steep.

I’m figuring out how to mother and teach. I’m figuring out when Julia focuses best and when I’m most patient. I’m figuring out what this new role looks like for our family.

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P.E. at Zilker

 

So, homeschooling doesn’t come as naturally as I hoped. But, I’m willing to fight for it. I’m willing to put in the time and energy it takes to learn how to teach my children. Just like I have fought for learning to parent over the past {nearly} six years.

And for me, fighting for something makes me value it even more than if it were to come “naturally”. So here’s to a cause worth fighting for!

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5 Responses to "Learning to Homeschool"

I agree! I have felt in the same spot as well. I has been a bit of a battle to figure it all out and I am far from an answer. But it is definitely a cause worth fighting for! 🙂 Enjoy your time together and the awesome bright moments!

Yup! Anything worth doing isn’t going to be a cakewalk – even though we enjoy it {most of the time.}

I believe you that mothering didn’t come naturally. But, when I met you as a mother of two you seemed brilliant! I know it was only a few hours but you were more wise and loving than I imagined, and so real. But, yea the homeschooling it is a long path and no surprise takes some adjusting and learning. AND I’m glad as with most thing you’re going first and I can sit back and learn. Thanks for sharing and rock it, you’ll get there!

love this girl. i think of you often and pray that this first year of school is way more than you could have imagined and that God is equipping you way more than you ever could have imagined!

Homeschooling is very difficult! But I think it is so valuable and we get such precious time with our kids that we wouldn’t otherwise have! I think there are more reasons to homeschool now than there ever were. Some days, I feel like putting them in school! But I’m glad I get the opportunity to stay home and teach them! I went into it kicking and screaming, but God has been faithful!

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