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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Welcome To Our Homeschooling Journey


Raising children is one of the most monumental things a parent will ever face.  From the moment that little window on the First Response stick shows a double line our world is changed forever.

It changes for the better, of course, but with it begins a lifelong commitment of decision making.

Do we go with an epidural or breathe through the pain?  Do we breast or bottle feed?  Co-sleep or put them in their own room?  Do we choose to vaccinate or not?  Do I stay home after the baby is born or go back to work?  Public, private or homeschool?  Do we allow our children to have sleepovers?  And the list goes on and on.

I would like to tell you that every decision we make for our children will turn our perfect, but as you already know that isn't always the case.  The best we can do is intellectual guesstimating.

So here you are.  Some of you may have already taken the plunge and have chosen to homeschool.  Good for you!

Some of you may be pacing around the pool not sure if you should jump in.  What will my mom say?  What will my friends say?  Do I even have the ability to teach my children everything they need to know?

Then there are many of you that are still sitting in your car in the parking lot trying to decide if it is even worth getting out.

No matter where you are on your journey, I am so glad you are here.

Homeschooling is a decision we made almost thirteen years ago.  We felt confident that keeping our impressionable first born at home for Kindergarten was the best choice.  We took a gamble.  We made a hard decision, and it paid off.  I am so thankful we took the plunge.

We didn't stop there.  All of our other children have followed suit and have been home educating at the whole way.

Homeschooling is a very personal choice...as most choices are.  It is overwhelming at times, but ultimately, overwhelmingly worth it!

Not everyone follows the same path.   That's how it should be.  Each family is unique, and because of that each families school journey will be unique.  I hope you embrace it.  You may find out that this homeschooling thing isn't for you.  That's OK.  Do what works best for your family.

So, whatever you decide, welcome.  I hope you find some encouragement, strength and direction among these posts.  Please, don't be shy.  Ask questions.  Leave comments.  Share your struggles and successes.

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Enjoy the journey,

Channon






2 comments:

  1. I'm so excited to learn from all your experience! I can't wait to read more.

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