My name is Summer and I am a homeschool mom.
There, I said it and I’m sticking to it.
People who do not homeschool ask me how I do it. How do I teach my children all day long. Some of their comments are, “You must be so organized”. “You must be really disciplined.” “You must be fill in the blank of some high and lofty goal that I really do have for myself and they have said I “must be”.
I am none of those things, at least I do not see myself as any of those things. We have a guideline of things we want to accomplish any certain day but we do not have a strict time schedule and math does not start exactly at 9 0’clock every morning. Most days we are doing school in our pajamas. Most days the boys sleep to about 8.
My house is not kept perfectly in order. My children are not perfectly groomed. I myself might not get dressed until lunch time so if you are going to come by you might want to call first if you don’t want to see me in my pj’s.
In times past, I did not want to tell people we are a homeschool family because I did not want their judgements and questions about why I choose to homeschool. Those comments generally came from a negative tone but now I am finding more people asking me how I can do it and I feel they are coming from a sincere place of questioning almost seeking out if they have it in them to homeschool their children. Now I feel hesitant telling people we are a homeschooling family because I do not want them thinking more highly of me than they ought. I’m not all that put together and I’m not all that organized. My education was mediocre at best and I do not have a teaching degree but I have a heart for our children and I have faith in God that He is leading us and directing our path. I have faith in the Holy Spirit that He will fill my mind with wisdom and from my mouth He will speak forth His truth into our children.
Hello, my name is Summer and I am a homeschool mom.