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If you are a homeschooling mom, you probably know at least a dozen more moms just like you: tired, messy hair, dazed look in their eyes. If that doesn’t describe you, count your blessings! Homeschooling is hard work. Yes, I said it: it’s WORK! And like any job, there are good days and bad days. To fulfill the vision I have for this blog (encouraging homeschool moms), I’ve created a new series to support you on the bad days and cheer with you on the good days of your homeschooling journey.
Most of the upcoming posts will fall into one of three categories: How you feel, how we perceive others, and God’s instructions.
How Homeschooling Makes You Feel
Homeschooling can be a roller coaster ride of emotions at times. In the upcoming series on encouraging homeschool moms, we’ll look at topics such as:
- Can I do this? (Yes! You can homeschool! Set your fears aside and take that next step.)
- How to manifest Jesus in your lives. (You yearn to shine His light into your children’s lives.)
- Urging your children to stay on the path of righteousness. (Sometimes they stray, and it breaks your heart.)
- Staying zealous for what is good. (Each success pumps you up to tackle the next project.)
How You Perceive Others
Sometimes, what you think goes on in other homeschooling homes isn’t really happening. And that’s good because it means you are not being judged for your messy hair and extra large coffee cup. Therefore, when we talk about encouraging homeschool moms, we’ll talk about:
- Confessing our imperfections. (And the fact that those “perfect homeschool moms” are not so perfect after all.)
- How to deal with oppressors. (The people you meet at the store and even your family members.)
- Respecting and encouraging homeschool moms who are almost finished with this journey. (Yes, they need encouragement from you!)
God’s Instructions and Promises
- The Lord will fight for you. (Remember the oppressors we just mentioned?)
- Instruction is life! (Dig into your Bible daily, and you will be blessed!)
- Nations will be affected. (When your children grow up, they will do great things for God.)
- Lead a quiet life. (You don’t have to be well-known or super-busy to be a homeschool mom.)
Encouraging Homeschool Moms
After 20+ years of homeschooling, I’ve almost completed my journey. One thing I’ve known all along is that I’m not alone. There have always been other homeschooling moms around to encourage me. And I know that God has always had my back, in every situation. Whether you are new to this journey, or almost finished, or somewhere in the middle, it is my prayer that you will be encouraged by it. And, I hope you will spend time encouraging homeschool moms as well, by sharing this page, or these posts with them.
From A to Z
I am by no means an expert! But, I hope I can encourage you through scripture and experiences of my own and other homeschool moms. I plan to go alphabetically through this series. If you miss any, you can find them by searching for “A to Z” on this site. Read them in order, or jump around to your favorite letters of the alphabet, whatever works for you. But, read them! Share them with your homeschooling friends! Pray about who you can encourage today, and then follow the leading of the Holy Spirit to do it. Your words may be just what someone needs to hear.