Have you ever wanted a peek into the life of a homeschool mom? Maybe you’re considering homeschooling. Or maybe you’re already homeschooling and just want a glimpse into another homeschool family’s life. This week I was honored to be a part of the Interview with a Homeschool Mom series over on the blog Faith and Good Works.
Here’s a brief excerpt of the post:
How many children are you currently homeschooling? How long have you been homeschooling?
I have an 8 year-old daughter and an almost 7 year-old son, and I homeschool both of them. We are wrapping up our second year of homeschooling this month.
Have your children always been homeschooled? Why did you decide to homeschool?
My daughter went to public school for kindergarten. There are so many reasons I feel blessed to be able to homeschool; it’s hard to narrow it down to just one reason. Before our daughter started school I briefly mentioned that I wouldn’t hesitate to homeschool if there was a situation where she was being bullied or I felt school was unsafe. My husband was very against the idea, saying there would have to be another option that would work. Nothing more was said about the topic until she started coming home from school upset because her card was moved to the yellow or red spot again. There were tears during the hour of homework she seemed to have each night, and she hated school. It was hard to see that excitement she originally had for learning being sucked out of her. I remember when he asked me if I was still interested in homeschooling. I wasn’t sure he was serious, but I started gathering information and planning right away.
Homeschooling has also been a huge blessing for our son. With his sensory and anxiety issues I would have considered holding him back another year. Homeschooling allows him to learn in a setting he feels comfortable.
To get a glimpse into the rest of what our homeschool life is like, finish reading the rest of the post over to Faith and Good Works.