It all started with a thought.
I thought I wasn’t good enough. I thought I wasn’t capable of teaching my girls.
For the first few years of homeschooling, I wanted to run. I wanted to put my girls in school by the end of every school year. I truly didn’t feel like I was good enough to teach them myself.
Lies…just lies. I am enough. I’ve always been enough. God has called me to this because He has a better plan than I do. I look back now and I think, wow I was really silly.
Do you feel mommy guilt when you don’t get everything done?
Let me just say this, what you complete in a day is what you were meant to get done. The rest will be there for you tomorrow. Honestly, we put way to much pressure on ourselves and deem ourselves as failures if we don’t get everything done. I know. I do this too, but I am working on it.
Do you feel ashamed when you are at the grocery store during the day and someone asks your kids “why aren’t you in school”?
I have and I do. Why? I should be proud of the difficult path I have chosen. I could be at the salon getting my nails done or eating lunch with friends while my kids are in school. But I chose to nourish my children in rich literature and help them to do their math work every day. So why shouldn’t I boldly say “YES we homeschool?! Yes! I have chosen to take on the extremely important task of giving my children their education.” But, I cower, cringe and shake sometimes…
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Forest Rose is a God Loving, Blessed Wife, & Relaxed, Eclectic Homeschooling Mama to 3 girls – 7, 10, & 11 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. 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. Besides blogging, she also loves hanging out at her exclusive Facebook Group “Homeschooling 101 Community” that she started to help new homeschoolers thrive.