Though we’ve been homeschooling for 3 years, our journey really started 13 years ago.
We were about to move to a new city in the middle of the school year, and the new school district had very strict rules about vaccinations among other things. I simply didn’t want deal with the hassle of starting all over, so to get things done my way, I decided I would homeschool.
We moved, and didn’t enroll the kids at the new school as planned. We were on our own, we were homeschoolers on a very tight schedule; my schedule. We only had two school aged kids at the time so in my mind, this was going to be a piece of cake. Of course once I realized what I got myself into, back to the public school system we went.
Yes, it was all about me.
It took about 11 years for me to understand that it was not about me. It took that long for me to see God’s will in my children’s lives, and after an entire year of prayer as a family we took a very serious financial risk in order to make homeschooling a possibility for our the six school aged kids. The Lord was clearly in it this time. Doors were opened, and he provided abundantly for us to make the transition that first year.
When we started officially homeschooling three years ago, I had a clear vision, of what I wanted my kids to learn, what I wanted them accomplish, and I even had a neatly scheduled timeline as to how and when we would get there (can’t help it I’m a planner). Our two oldest graduated high school during our first two years, so there was a lot of catching up to do; however this last year, with no graduating seniors among us, our approach has changed and we have finally found our rhythm.
If you’re interested in learning about how we homeschool, our current schedule and curriculum check out all the contributing posts at 30 Ways We Homeschool on They Call Me Blessed, were 30 families share how they approach homeschooling, working, blogging, housework and more.
How has your homeschooling approach changed over the years?