We haven’t always been a homeschooling family, but now we can’t imagine educating our kids any other way. In fact, I am dead set against our kids returning to public schooling except for the occasional short-term dual-enrollment, such as driver’s ed.
When we first began homeschooling, it was just me and my youngest child. His love for nature and being outdoors inspired me to call us, “Two Cute Explorers”. Later, when my two daughters joined us at home for their education, we decided we needed a new name for our homeschool. My oldest daughter came up with, “Happy Hearts”. I thought it was perfect because being together at home during the day, learning and growing together, really does make our hearts happy. 💛
There are so many benefits to homeschooling! I know my kids are learning in a physically and spiritually safe environment, free from bullies, peer pressure, foul language, labels, clicks, etc. (the etc. is much worse). At home they have time on their side- time to master a concept before moving on; time to dive deeper into a subject that inspires them; and time just to be a kid. At home they are taught and can openly practice our values and beliefs.
For me, homeschooling gives me glorious time with my kids that I would never get back if I sent them off to school for six to eight hours every weekday. Those hours add up! I have two adult children now so I know how fleeting childhood is and I don’t want to miss out on what little time I have left with my two youngest before they’re also grown and off on their own. Besides, I know that teenagers need their mother’s time and influence just as much as younger children do.
Thank you for visiting my blog! I appreciate it more than you’ll ever know. Sometimes homeschooling is a lonely path. Homeschooling friends have been few and far between for me. In fact I can think of only three that I have personally known. This blog is my space to share two things I am truly passionate about- family and homeschooling. I honestly love being a mom.