Sunday, July 3, 2011

Trying My Hand at Something New

I've been tinkering with a little homeschooling this summer. Not because my sister-in-law does it, but because the urge has been there for a long time. Our school system is in upheaval and in school, they teach kids to test instead of just teaching. It's awful because they don't learn anything of any real importance and the value system is awful. In my view, traditional public school is failing miserably. 

Four of My Lils

I've been on different websites pulling material off and teaching the kids. They love it and it gives me time to get closer to them. I'm changing and I want them to be the best at anything they do but I also want them to walk with God everyday of their life. With everything they pick up from other kids at school, I spend a lot of time battling the things that they are bringing home. They're saying and doing things that are inappropriate to me and I just plain don't like it. So, I'm trying something new...

Matthew-Lucas isn't so happy first thing in the morning!

It's next to impossible for me to homeschool full-time right now but the urge is there. A STRONG urge. So much so, that I plan to be a Nurse during the weekends and school my young ones thru the week. That's a big difference from where I saw my career going. I've waited on this for 19 years and now all I want to do is stay home with those babies of mine. Wish me luck!

A day at the Waterpark!


  1. Your children are beautiful! I just started up our homeschooling for this year. I'll be praying that maybe you God will make a way for you to homeschool. Blessings!

  2. They are so beautiful! We too fought the same battle, with our oldest picking up things from public school that we didn't approve of, and then sharing his vast wealthy of knowledge w/ his brother and sister. We are in our second yr. of homeschooling and my only regret is that I didn't do it sooner. Made God make a way for you to homeschool full time!!

  3. Glad to have found your blog. When I worked FT year ago, I had that same burning desire (only my child was still a baby pretty much)...but I started a part time business from home and was able to keep that up long enough to start homeschooling her through preschool and beyond. I won't say it has been the easiest road but we've made amends where other words, it's been a series of twists and turns and curves, but has been the BEST experience for our children. I will be praying that everything will work out for you and your beautiful children. I know quite a few families where both parents work (the mom part time) and they somehow make the homeschooling work around their schedules. You can do it!