Monday, August 5, 2019

We Are Back to School

As part of Timberdoodle's Back to School Blog Hop, I wanted to share our most popular homeschooling posts with you.  After 21 years of homeschooling and blogging for many of those, I have had a lot to say about the subject of homeschooling.  It is what we do and in many ways who we are!  I hope you will take the time to get to know us over here at Family, Faith  and Fridays, and maybe eve find a little helpful advice and encouragement along the way!

You Do What? Yes, we are one of those families. Homeschoolers!  For over 21 years now, actually.   And we have loved almost every minute. 

I say, almost, because let's be real, some days are just harder than others.  And some kids are easy to teach than others.

Take, for instance, the Strong Willed Child I am teaching!  Do you have one of those?  I am convinced they are going to grow up, rule the world, and do great things, but until then we must stuck together, fellow moms of the SWC!

And at the other end of the spectrum I have a college graduate as of December 2014.  She duel credited her senior year of high school, spent 1 1/2 years away at college, and then came home and finished a year later at home online.  Not your typical college career but it worked for us and it was the best thing for her!  She is now 25, works 30 hours a week AND runs her own quilt business! If you have a child headed to college you might want to consider a few things.

And then in between I have a 17 year old boy- still loves legos and all things knives and guns! He is such a joy and growing into such a special young man!  Really!  He is one of the sweetest and kindest young men I know- and not just because I am his momma.  If I could only get him to stop growing up.

And then there is my 21 year old drama queen.  And I mean that in the nicest way possible.  Really! She did school differently as well.  She duel credited her last two years of high school, taking multiple on line classes, and entered college as a sophomore.  She attended a Christian college in Mississippi and just graduated, majoring in Musical Theater.  There are BIG things in the future with this girl and she is currently as part of the just opened Medieval Times in Scottsdale, AZ!

Some days are great and some days are not so great.  Just like everyone else.. So Why DO We Do It?  Can you do it too?  You bet!  Put the excuses aside and buckle in for the ride of your life!  There may be Pros and Cons, but it is worth it, I assure you!

Blessings from a Veteran Homeschool Mom,

Other Homeschooling Posts that might interest you-

Let's Talk About...Series
Schooling Year-Round While Others Have a Break
Even Veteran Mom's Have Doubts
There's a Light at the End of the Tunnel
Life Hacks from a Homeschooling Mom
Aim High, Settle for Less
6 Tips for Dual Crediting Highschool
Schooling Boys
How to Homeschool When Your Days Get Crazy
The 7 Flaws of Standardized Testing
The 9 Lies Every College Student Tells
5 Reasons You Will Want to Homeschool
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  1. I love how homeschooling allows us to choose the best option for each individual student!

  2. I love how each one of your children has been able to find just the right educational fit for themselves. I kinda wish our teen knew what he wanted to do so he could take college courses now and get some of the basics out of the way.


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