Hi, I’m Demetria, publisher of Christian Homeschool Moms. I began this site out of a need to connect homeschooling moms with one another- offering inspiration, encouragement, motivation, and resources.
I often hear from other moms how much they need to be connected with other like-minded moms who are also on the similar path of home education. It really helps to know what other moms are thinking, what curriculum they’ve used, and ideas they’ve had to help their home school.
As for me, I personally need connection with other homeschooling moms- just like you.
I especially wanted to provide a place for homeschooling moms of faith to inspire one another to keep on going down this path to a wonderful, fulfilling journey- even on days when it doesn’t feel quite so fulfilling.
I believe our children will benefit from any amount of home education we can afford to give them- whether it be summer school, part time homeschooling, homeschooling through only a few grades, or even homeschooling all the way through to high school and graduation. What matters is the commitment we’ve made for those seasons in our family’s lives where our children are directly affected and influenced by our family values.
Even if it’s only for a short season, it truly makes a difference.
My (brief) homeschool story
I’m delighted to find myself (after wanting to be a teacher since I was five years old) currently teaching my own children. It’s a rather unique twist of events, and I am loving every moment of it.
I did a lot of research in the early years (back before my oldest daughter was old enough for preschool), and I came to the very clear and precise decision that our family would “try”homeschooling out…at least for kindergarten. We’d already been enjoying the freedom I had to watch my toddler learn and grow when I resigned my full time job to be a stay at home mom.
Through that experience I fell in love with the idea of being her main facilitator for learning, at least during her younger years. I wasn’t quite ready to give up my baby to the public school system. So, by the time my daughter turned five, my husband and I had together decided that we would embark on the homeschooling journey. Kindergarten came and went. First grade flew quickly by (during which time I had a toddler on my hip, a beautiful addition to the family). By the time second and third grade zoomed on by, I hardly realized that our journey to “try” homeschooling had turned into a lifestyle for our family.
But here we are. Not without our bumps and detours along the way…nonetheless, here we are. And I am honored to look back on this treasure of childhood memories for my kids that I wouldn’t have wanted to miss, and beautiful acquaintances and friends we’ve met along the journey that would never have been in our lives had it not been for homeschooling. So we’re honored.
She loves playing the piano, violin, and guitar. She enjoys both Christian and classical music, is on the worship team at our church youth group, and is involved in a local homeschool choir.
She loves to sing, draw, and read, read, read. She’s been volunteering a lot around the community and has been a blessing in our home and to others around us.
I’m really proud of her and excited for what God has in store for her future.
My youngest student is 9 years old and is enthusiastic, full of energy and life, and never seems to tire! She truly lives up to her name, which means “life”.
My prayer for this website is that you will find it a peaceful reprieve- a place where you can reflect, recharge, and renew in your homeschooling journey.
If you have any questions, or if there are any resources you would like for me to add to this site, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thanks, and happy homeschooling! 🙂