Homeschooling: A Tool to Train, Inspire, and Shape Your Child for Life Success
Build Your Home School to Cultivate Your Child’s Maximum Potential
My journey into homeschooling was a bit bumpy, as many “first-generation” homeschoolers can probably attest to.
I started during a time some of us refer to as the “dark ages” of the home school movement. We were so afraid of truant officers that we kept our drapes drawn during the school day.
For the most part, we had to “beg, borrow, or steal” to get curriculum. There was not yet an industry created around home schooling curriculum, as there is today. Now we have options. Thirty-five years ago we did not. Fortunately, for adherents of the unit study method, we did have library cards!
By the nineties, things were improving a lot. But still, when my oldest were in high school in the early 1990s, I did nearly all the reading, prep, study guides, teaching, writing exams, and everything else involved in a myriad of high school courses. At the same time I was caring for a newborn and toddler.
Our family struggled with the same issues and doubts as most homeschoolers do. At intervals, we stuck our toes into public education and private schools, only to discover that while the grass may seem greener on the other side, it isn’t.
Today I’m not only a home school mom, but the grandmother of four little men who are homeschooled.
I founded For Homeschool Moms Only to offer a one-stop place where home school moms could come to get inspiration and information about the many roles today’s moms play.
Most home school moms today are not only homeschoolers, but they’re also homemakers. For advice and tips on homemaking with a purpose,
visit our home making page.
And as the economy has wreaked havoc on many family incomes and inflation has made it ever more challenging to live on one income, many moms now run home businesses also. A few work part- or full-time jobs outside the home, but still manage to home school their children. For more information, visit our home business page.
Today we live in a world where it’s the exception and not the rule for moms to choose to be primarily with their children all day every day. In fact, many in society look at home schooling with a fair degree of disdain, making some days lonely and frustrating.
For Homeschool Moms Only was founded to address that loneliness, and build a community of caring moms who can gain the support and encouragement they need to do one of the toughest jobs in the world – train up responsible children for the future. And to leave a family legacy that extends for generations.
My 23-year-old daughter (and assistant in this endeavor) and I want to invite you to give us feedback. If you want to hear about a given topic, please let us know. We’re here for you.
It is our hope that we can help you avoid some of the mistakes and missteps we made along the way. And experience twice the joy!
If you haven’t yet requested your copy of my hot-off-the-press ChoreBusters kit, request it now by scrolling to the top right side of your screen. It taps into my 35 years of wisdom gained as a home school mom.
I believe it can give you hope and inspiration along your own journey of learning how to home school – and even more, of learning why.
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