Homeschooling, maybe?

Hey there!

I just wanted to let you all know that I have hit 50 followers! I am so excited about that, I never could have dreamed that people would actually want to read what I have to say.  So I decided that when my new blog and website go live, I am going to do a giveaway!  I am pretty excited about that.  I am not sure yet what I am going to use as a prize, but it will be fantastic.

I also wanted to ask you all for some prayer.  Kevin and I are talking and praying about what school is going to look like for our kids next year.  We had a realization last week, with a situation that happened with my niece, and it broke our hearts.  I am incredibly disenchanted with the school that my boys go to.  I love most of the teachers, and I know that they have a heart for the kids that go there.  But it makes me sad, that one teacher can spoil the experience.  We know that private school is not an option, and we are not Montessori parents.  So we’re praying about two things.

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1. Transferring them to a different school.
2. Home Schooling for a season of time.

I am not sure about the homeschooling aspect, it terrifies me to be in charge of such an important piece of my kids childhood. I am afraid that I am not capable.  I have been talking with a couple of my friends that home school, and I have realized that I have several fears that I am going to have to keep praying through.

1. Time, organization, and patience:  I don’t know how the fly by the seat of my pants kind of person I am can be disciplined enough to teach my kids at home.

2.  I don’t want to be “that mom” I have been guilty of passing judgement on parents who home school.  I don’t want to be weird.  But I do want my kids to thrive, and not have to be at the mercy of a teacher who is maxed out with kids.

3.  I am terrified that I will not be smart enough and capable enough to make sure that my kids are learning and progressing where they should be.

My friend Sarah, is a great encourager and also is a mom who home schools her oldest son.  She gave me some information yesterday along with some scripture to help guide my steps, and help me rest in our decision. Sarah’s personality is very much like mine, assertive, direct and very much an advocate for her kids.  She is a wonderful mom, so I trust her guidance and wisdom.  I loved that she had things written out for me, that I could take home and pray about.  She told me that these verses helped her step out of her comfort zone, and rest that God would bless her prayerful decision to tackle her kids’ education.

“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.  ~Colossians 2:8~

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.  ~2 Corinthians 12:9

” Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is- his good, pleasing, and perfect will.  ~Romans 12:2~

So for all of you homeschooling mom’s, I would love any feedback, tips and stories of how you came to decide that teaching your children was the right thing for you to do.  I so appreciate your prayers and encouragement.

Keep watching for the new blog ( If I understand the process, it should just re-route us over there!)

Have a wonderful Thursday!

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  1. Hi Jessica, Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog. I finally found you! I love your blog and your story. Of course, I have to comment on the home schooling post because we recently decided to give it a try ourselves. I am one part scared, one part excited and I identify with all of your fears as well. I know God has a lot to teach me about sacrifice and commitment through the experience. I hope you have a peace in which ever direction He leads!

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