Thursday, May 23, 2013

Homeschooling Part 2

Curriculum ....Why is that such a scary word?  Well, probably because there are so many choices. So here is a rundown of what we use....

Every kid in our house around the age of 4 starts off using one of my favorite books ..

(this one has been "decorated")
Then they move on to the Handwriting Without Tears. These are fun and cheap books:)

Friday, May 10, 2013


Lately I have had several people ask about homeschooling and how we do it...So I figured the best thing would be to blog about it.


First let me address why we do it.

Let me start by saying that I never daydreamed of marrying young, being barefoot and pregnant and homeschooling my children. My plans were to have a career, have a couple of kids and live the American dream. You know the one where your house looks like a mansion, your car is spotless, the maid comes and cleans the house and you add these perfect little angels in to the mix somewhere and hope and pray that they would turn out ok?

Well, while that was my plan, God had a different plan for my life. While at Bible college I met my husband; who is a pastor ( the other thing I said I would never do...marry a pastor) and he had different ideas of what he wanted for our family. So he began to pray and I began to pray and seek wise counsel... and low and behold my husband got his way. Just Kidding...God had his way in my heart, and as he began to change my heart about my calling in life I began to see my life unfold so much differently than I had planned.

With the birth of our first son, my husband and I truly sensed a call on our life to homeschool and I am so glad we did.

Is it perfect? No, there are days that I feel like pulling my hair out. There are days that we are still schooling at dinnertime. There are days that all we get done is Bible or Math. There are those days when the dishes pile-up, the dryer isn't working and there is glue all over the place. But these are the days I am reminded that this is a calling from God, this is his will for our lives and we must be obedient.

As we enter into our 4th year of homeschooling, one thing remains the same...only through the Lord's grace and strength is educating our children at home even possible  If you were a fly on the wall at our house you would hear me walking around repeating this  " But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me".(2 Corinthians 12:9)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

It's Been A While...

It has been a long while since my last blog post....and a lot has happened in the past 6 months or so!
The Lord has blessed us with an incredible new church which of course began with a big move..on Christmas Eve..yes, you read that right! But we wouldn't change it for anything! We love living here and we love our church family! The kids are doing karate at a local church and best of all its FREE! We are getting involved in a wonderful homeschool co-op and have met many other homeschool families.  We are SLOWLY adjusting to a much busier life while learning the importance of taking a day of rest. We are relishing in the goodness of God as we see Micah's healing from autism. We are seeing God at work in our adoption and we are asking God to strengthen our faith as we walk through these doors!