“Yikes…I don’t have the patience to homeschool my kids!” was one mother’s reply when I mentioned the fact that I homeschool. And as a homeschooling mom of 3, my thoughts were…
Neither do I!
Whenever I tell anyone that I homeschool, the most common reaction to that (which I am convinced is just a cover-up for the discomfort & shock they are feeling which is understandable) is simply this “Wow really, I don’t have enough patience to do that”.
I Don’t Have the Patience to Homeschool
I have heard this time and time again. But I am here to set the record straight about a couple misnomers. Psst…Let me let you in a little secret, I don’t have the patience to homeschool either. No one has enough patience to homeschool. Lol. I fail often and lose my patience most of the time…yep really working on it.
We were all created to teach our children, whether it be full time or part time, if you are a mom you are a homeschool mom. After all was it not you who taught them to walk, talk, eat, etc. Oh, and what about the 1-3 hours of homework you work on with your kids every night? Did you have enough patience to get through that? My guess would be not always. That is why I am so thankful for Grace.
If this is what is stopping you from getting started homeschooling, trust me you will be just fine! And if you do decide to homeschool I have an awesome Homeschooling 101 Series to help you along the way and the best homeschool Facebook group ever for you to join! These ladies are so amazing and helpful!
The Mom Tool Shed
God has provided all moms with the tools and gifts they need to properly prepare each child for their future. He has given us enough Grace to get us through each day and new mercies every morning. Every child is different and every parent is gifted properly. You are lacking nothing as a parent, it is there somewhere you just have to find it within.
I just want to encourage all you moms who think that just because we “homeschool” we have super powers or something like that…hahaha, that really isn’t so. We are just moms, as unperfect and unsure as you are trying to do God’s perfect will in our children’s lives through His Grace and for His Glory!
Encourage Each Other in Motherhood
So next time a mom tells you she homeschools just know that she is not trying to make you feel insignificant or uncomfortable, she is just simply stating that that is what she is called to do, just as you are doing your calling for your precious kiddos too.
I want to remind all of you to encourage each other and stay on the path that God has placed you on.
Never look at someone’s path and try to duplicate it, cause God hasn’t given you the gas or the vehicle to make it down that road. Stick to your personal road map and you’ll make it just fine with that terrain.
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Besides this blog, she also hosts a Homeschooling 101 Community on Facebook. She's passionate about lifting moms out of the homeschooling trenches that are discouraged, overwhelmed or feeling alone or isolated. Her hope is to point them to Christ and equip them to rise up with a new found hope and joy within that He alone can provide.
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