Thursday, January 13, 2011

Our Journey to Homeschooling

I did not always know that I would homeschool my children. When my oldest son, Holden, reached preschool age, I did not feel ready to send him to school. Chris and I felt I could teach him at home all he would need to know to enter kindergarten. We enjoyed the extra time we had together.

The next fall, Chris and I made the decision to put Holden in the small school that was affiliated with the nondenominational church we had been members of for two years. We were happy with the school. Holden thrived in the small classroom he shared with ten other children. I volunteered in the lunchroom and taught music one year. 

Eventually, Chris and I made our way back to the church we had been raised in, the Catholic Church. During our journey back to the Church, I felt drawn to homeschooling. However, Chris was not convinced homeschooling was right for our family. So at the beginning of his third grade year, we decide to send Holden to public school. 

His new school was nice, and I was able to volunteer in the classroom. Although it was a nice school, I still felt that homeschooling was what God wanted for my family. I spent the next ten months researching homeschooling. During that time, I said many novenas to Saint Joseph and spent many hours discussing it with my husband. Finally, Chris came home from work with the answer I had been waiting for; He said yes to homeschooling.

We are now in our sixth year. It has not always been easy, but it has always been interesting. I truly feel that this is what God wants for my family. I am thankful that I am able to educate my children at home.

1 comment:

  1. I would love to have my own classroom. We are crammed into the dining room/school room/play room and it's frustrating. Yours looks great!


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