Welcome to This Bit of Life!
Homeschool adventures can happen anywhere. They can happen when you get lost inside a book, curled up on the couch. They can happen in an amazing lesson in your school room. They can happen during a great roadschooling trip where you dive into living history. Your homeschool adventure is going to be unique to your own family. The curriculum you choose, the style of teaching you use, and the dynamic of how your day flows are something that you cannot copy from anyone else. Here are a few tips I have for navigating this bit of life and all of the homeschooling adventures you are going to explore…
- Never run out of coffee. Friends, this road can be a bumpy one, but it will absolutely be a road that is worth traveling. You will have bad days. You will have amazing days. You will have days that will turn your hair gray. But, this journey is the amazing kind of sacrifice that you will look back on one day and say, “Wow, what a wild, amazing, beautiful ride!”
- Don’t be afraid of change. Being able to tailor our homeschool to fit our family’s lifestyle is one of my favorite parts of homeschooling! I’m able to add curriculum where I see fit, make things up as we go, and change something when it’s not working. We have changed our homeschooling method along the way plenty of times, and we will continue to grow and change as my kids grow and change, and as I grow and change as a mother. Embrace the amazing changes that come along the way.
- Give yourself grace. This is so important as a homeschool mom. Lamentations 3:22-23 says, “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” This should be written on a scroll across my wall to read every day. The calling to homeschool your kids is just that, a calling. I’m so thankful that when I have a bad day, that His mercies are new every morning! Take it one day at a time, and give yourself plenty of grace.
I am so excited to be on this great homeschooling adventure along with you! Join me for this bit of life while I share our struggles, our successes, resources I love, and, the most important thing of all, community.