Ready or not, the time for starting up the regular routine of homeschooling is upon us (unless you are one of the many who homeschool year round, so you’re well into your routine already!) :) For the rest of us, back to homeschool time is one of the more exciting few weeks of the year. The prep work is fun; our kiddos are as excited as we are to start the new year; and the whole new homeschool year lies ahead of us full of incredible opportunities with no mistakes in it yet. What an amazing time!!
As part of our celebration of back to homeschool this year, I want to make sure you have plenty of resources to encourage your heart and inspire you as you kick off this brand new adventure. For those of us who have followed God’s call to home education, the opportunities that lie ahead of us are immense– and wonderful. Just think of the discussions that await us… the discipleship opportunities that will happen every day… the incredible blessing of watching those we love most gain new knowledge and understanding of the world around us … and so much more. We are truly most blessed!
Sometimes, though, heading back to homeschool comes with a bit of trepidation and fear. Satan likes to remind us of failures of days gone by. He tries to make us believe we are ill-equipped, ill-educated, ill-prepared for the task at hand. Yet, we can rest assured that God will never call us to do anything that He will not also equip us to do– and to walk with us through it.
“Be anxious for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made know unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” ~ Phillipians 4:6-7
So, for this back to homeschool, go into it with lots of encouragement and inspiration for your heart as the leader of your tribe. Then, go forth, laser-focused on the mission at hand and with expectation of the many ways God will grow both you and your children in the days ahead. I hope I get to hear all about your adventures in the days ahead. Make sure you connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media platforms, so we can all encourage one another day in and day out.
Resources for back to homeschool
Free Ebook– 14 Days of Inspiration Devotionals For Homeschoolers— Get instant access to this free 14 day devotional for moms. Each entry can be read in just minutes a day and will help you focus on the Word of God at the beginning of your day.
Quick Start Guide For A Great Back To Homeschool.This video, featured on Teach Them Diligently 365, gives you some solid instruction and tips whether you are just starting to homeschool this year, or you have been homeschooling for many years. There are 3 things in my quick start guide that I think will be incredibly helpful for you– check it out to see if you agree with me! (While you’re there, you should check out all the TTD365 has to offer! It would be a great addition to your homeschool year, featuring access to more than a thousand audio recordings and over a hundred video mini-workshops, there is more than enough to get you encouraged and focused on your mission all year long!)
Preparing Mom’s Heart. This was last year’s back to homeschool video from Teach Them Diligently 365. Check it, and a lot of other great content, out on our YouTube Channel. Subscribe for updated content each week! (PS– I noticed I wore the same shirt in both of our back to homeschool videos!) :)
Day Starters. This is a list of Bible verses that are used to set your focus on things above before your feet even hit the floor. Download them now, keep them handy, and use them daily to keep your eyes fixed on Christ throughout your day.
Praying For Your Children. Commit now to pray for your children, and be on the lookout for how praying specifically for them will change the way you parent. Download the guide, then click here to watch the video to learn how I use it in our family and how God has changed me and our children through it.
How I pray that you have the best homeschool year ever! I firmly believe that using these resources to set your course, firm up your foundation, and commit to pray for your children and your family throughout the year,