Monday, January 8, 2018

5 Reasons You Will Want to Homeschool

Welcome to Week 1 of the Virtual Homeschool Fair.  I have participated in this amazing event for a few year and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!  I hope you will too!

Many thanks to Susan from Homeschooling Hearts and Minds for hosting each year and being the mastermind behind the fun.  For the next four Mondays we will be talking about homeschooling, joining many other homeschooling moms just like us, talking about the same.  I pray you will find some new ideas and inspiration, and maybe a few new friends.

This week's topic is The Reason We Homeschool and you might be surprised at all the different answers you will get by following the links below. 

That being said, I want to share with you the 5 reasons I think you will want to do the same!

#1-  You can shape your children!  I am not sure about you, but personally I do not want someone else to be a bigger influence in my kids' lives over myself and my husband.  They are our kids after all.  There is a place for others in our children's lives for sure, but not the MAIN place.  If we are spending less time with our kids each day than someone else, we should not be surprised when they are molding themselves around someone elses' beliefs and ideals.

#2- Religious Freedom- Let's face it- no matter your religious following, the schools do not care.  And they are not going to guide your children in those beliefs.  For our family, we believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, and we desire to teach it too our children throughout the day with NO censorship.

#3- YOU can choose what your kids learn!- Have you heard about some of the things they are teaching our kids these days?  Sex ed in elementary school?  No thanks!  I could go on and on, but I will leave it at this- I will not allow anyone else to decide what they think my kids need to know. 

#4- LOVE!- No one loves your kids like you!  Know one knows your kids like you.  Who better to teach them and love them throughout the day than you!?

#5- It's just plain fun!  OK , maybe not every day, but most days certainly.  Learning is not just about books and tests.  We often discover so much more when we do experiments, gather with other homeschoolers or go on a field trip.  I don't get to just teach, I get to learn to and have a front row seat in the delight of my children a they learn and grow.

No matter the reasons you choose I pray you will be blessed.  As we always say around here, not every day is easy, but every day is worth it!

See you back next Monday as we talk about Our Methods of Homeschooling!


Let's Talk About Why We Homeschool{Homeschool Link UP}

Now, let’s see what my fellow homeschool bloggers have to say about The Reasons We Homeschool.

Note: all posts will be live after 8 am EST.
5 Reasons to Homeschool High School by Susan @ Homeschooling Hearts & Minds
Weird Homeschoolers by Kim R. @ Good Sweet Love
How We Make Homeschooling a Lifestyle by Jeniffer @ Thou Shall Not Whine
Our Ever Evolving Homeschool Story by Christy @ Unexpected Homeschool

How Our Homeschool Came To Be (and why we continue) by Sabrina @ Kids, Crunch, and Christ
Home Education - 10 Reasons we keep going...even when it's hard by Lizzy @ Peaches@Home
So... Tell Me Again Why You Homeschool? by Leah @ As We Walk Along the Road
Virtual Homeschool Fair 2018 - Week 1 - Why do I Homeschool  by Joelle@Homeschooling For His Glory
Homeschool Reasons: Bullies, Faith and More by Annette @ A Net In Time
In Pursuit of Purpose by Laura @ Four Little Penguins
A Long Time Ago . . . Why We Decided To Homeschool by Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break
The Why Behind Hopkins Homeschool by Amanda @ Hopkins Homeschool
5 Reasons We Love Homeschooling by Brittney @ Mom's Heart
Why We Homeschool - It's What We Do by Kristen H @ Sunrise to Sunset
Why we Home Educate and Extra Benefits by Sarah@Delivering Grace
Homeschooling: The Big WHY? by Lisa @ True North Homeschool Academy at Golden Grasses
Regaining Your Homeschool Focus by Jen @ A Helping Hand Homeschool
Why do we homeschool? by Dana @ Life Led Homeschool
Our “Homeschool” Why by Jacquelin @ A Stable Beginning

Because Life is Precious by Lori H @ At Home: where life happens
1998 vs. 2018: Why We Homeschool by Debra @ Footprints in the Butter

Joelle @ Homeschooling for His Glory
Jeniffer @ Thou Shall Not Whine
Chelsea @ Pause.Reflect.Learn.Grow
Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break
Lisa @ True North Homeschool Academy at Golden Grasses
Chelli @ The Planted Trees
Hillary @ Walking Fruitfully
Debra @ Footprints in the Butter


  1. Five excellent reasons...learning with is huge

  2. Yes! There may be great teachers out there, but they cannot love my kids the way I do!

    1. I think we need to remember that more often that we do!

  3. Agreed! Those are five of our reasons as well. I can't imagine someone else having (and shaping!) my children for hours a day!

  4. Love your reasons. Very on point, could not agree more!

  5. Great reasons! And it is fun, especially in high school!

  6. Love your reasons, so true! Enjoy the rest of your school year, miss you guys but love being able to catch up online ;-)

    1. You too! Miss you all and love watching the kids growing up via your posts!


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