If you’ve stuck around my blog since 2012, thank you so much! This has been a project in the making since 2010 (at least in my heart) but it never fully got off the ground until 2 years later. Now I understand why. I needed a few more years of homeschooling experience under my belt: discovering the grueling pain of making plenty of mistakes along the way so that I could, in some way, turn my mistakes into a message for you all.
These past 3 years of blogging about homeschooling have been a desperate attempt to maintain some sense of homeschooling normalcy. I wanted to provide a place online for myself to express my homeschooling sentiments- and almost prove in some way- that homeschooling is an excellent option.
I’m done trying to prove anything. Homeschooling is hard. Unless you’ve been ‘called’ to it and you know for a fact that your kids are best served under your roof 24/7 for their education, double check your heart and be sure homeschooling is the right fit for your family before you dig your heels in and press go.
I’ve decided that if I’ve done any sugar-coating in the past, the sugar is getting blown off as I make another attempt at reaching the homeschooling community. If I’m going to minister to your heart and to your personal needs, then I need to be real with you.
I’m not perfect. Not one single guest I’ve ever interviewed on my podcast is perfect. Not one single curriculum choice I’ve made is perfect. Not one single homeschooling method or philosophy is perfect. And with that said, I rest my case. Homeschooling is not perfect.
So how is this bit of info going to help you? Hopefully I’ve enticed you enough to keep reading.
I want you to continue along this journey with me and all our dear guest bloggers here at Christian Homeschool Moms as we attempt to speak to the crevices of your heart and address your life story- your aches and pains. We’re not perfect and we don’t expect you to be. Homeschooling is something we’ve all agreed to for our families and for many different reasons. But it’s not easy for any of us. Our goal is to help make the journey just a little easier and the load just a tad lighter by giving you hope.
We can’t give you any hope unless we point you to the One who gives hope, and in the process we’ll be authentic and real, and show you what works for us and what doesn’t. We’ll help you to see that you’re not in this thing alone. You have sisters in Christ out here on the Blogosphere who, although we may not know you personally, we are pulling together online for a greater purpose than ourselves. We’re here to love and support and help in any way we can.
I invite you to do more than just be a listener to the podcast and a reader to the blog, but participate. Participate by asking questions and getting help from each other at the Facebook group. Share your own homeschooling experiences. Connect with me personally at twitter or Pinterest. I want to make this project all about helping you in your journey.
My tagline at this blog is Moms Helping Moms to Homeschool With Joy. I hope that at Christian Homeschool Moms I can somehow assist in watching this unfold in a greater way for 2014 and beyond.