True Confessions of a Homeschool Mom

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.

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7 thoughts on “True Confessions of a Homeschool Mom

  1. But your jammies are nice jammies and perfectly suitable for answering the door. I know, LOL! But if you showed up at my door right now I’d still be in my jammies too.

    • Thanks my friend! This past week I have been more diligent about getting dressed before we start out school day. Somehow it makes my mind work more efficiently. Probably due to the fact that I don’t have on my sleeping clothes so my body and mind knows it’s time to be busy not sleeping. lol

  2. LOVED reading this! I could have written it just about word for word, lol. We’ve been homeschooling since 2005 and I am also finally starting to feel like the questions we have gotten are starting to come from a more genuine interest, rather than from a place of hoping to prove that I made a mistake. I am not organized, not even a little. I do what I can. Fortunately, my kids don’t expect me to be organized, lol, so things aren’t terribly disruptive when I take time to scour through cubbies and bookshelves, or the stack of stuff on my desk. 🙂

    Again, I loved reading this post! Looking forward to reading more of your blog!

    Katie
    Mom to a 2nd grade homeschooler who is learning that a spelling curriculum CAN be fun!

    • Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment Katie and welcome to my blog! I enjoy writing posts but I just need to take the time to do it more often. Believe it or not they help me too. hahahaha…

  3. akcielo

    Your journey is your strenght and victory in Christ! We need to be real because it is more fun than keeping up with what others think should or should not be, and it also sets people free to be who they are and see God where they are. God walks with us and brings joy to every season of our lives!

  4. I’m a homeschooling mom too!
    I enjoyed your post because I was looking for posts about “negatives about homeschooling” after having written this blog post: http://taytayhser.blogspot.com/2011/11/real-case-against-homeschooling.html

    I’m glad I came by! Keep writing!

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