Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Homeschool Moms Unite..or at least hold each other up!


My sweet blogger buddy at Aduladi & Co. posted a great post today on homeschool moms and expectations and the like and it is really funny, but also at the core, what most homeschool moms feel at one point or another. Its interesting how peer pressure can creep into something a special as homeschooling. Trying to keep up, keep up 'appearances'...oh yeah, it creeps in. But, at the end of the day, if we're doing it because God told us to, then it really doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, or what grade our 9 year old is really in or if the highschooler should skip a grade or that our last years banana fly experiment is still fermenting in the front window. Really all that matters is we invite God into our school efforts every day and rest knowing that the tears (ours and the kids) will come because we are human, and not everyone, homeschooled or not is academically inclined...and homemade granola in biodegradable baggies (although noble) is okay not to make! Lets support each other simply by raising a glass of water, cuppa Joe or sip of tea and say...way to go sister friend! You are making a difference and you are loved by an unseen family of people just like you! So here's to you moms!

2 comments:

Aduladi' said...

A BIG AMEN and an even bigger thank you (with a grin thrown in there)!

Jen said...

Hi! I wanted to invite you to read my blog. We don't homeschool our children but we are a christian (not Catholic though) family raising 4 children (15, 12, 10, 8) and my husband is a teacher in a christian school. (He is also from western NY, about an hour south of the falls!) I noticed we have the same music tastes--my husband is a worship leader at our church. I'd love to have you read. Also, do you read www.dawnathome.typepad.com. She is a catholic, homeschooling mom and I LOVE to read her blog. You would probably enjoy it too. Hope to see you over at my "home on the net"!