Aimee Smith is a second-generation homeschool momma of four and author of “The Restful Homeschool Resolution: 21 Days to Transform Your Homeschool”. She and her husband Aron live in Alabama with their four children (ages 11-17) and enjoy serving together through Aimee’s leadership in their local homeschool community. Their homeschool story could be chronicled by the persistent struggles and battles of life, including a decade-long battle with Aimee’s autoimmune disease. However, they choose to focus on God’s redemption of each trial as part of their family’s education. Through tenacious worship, Aimee is learning to live in victorious rest. Join her at AimeeSmith.com for encouragement to cultivate victorious rest in the midst of your busy homeschool days.
Workshops from Aimee Smith (may vary by event location)
Homeschooling Through Chronic Illness (and other life disruptions)
You know your homeschool purpose; you chose an excellent curriculum; your lessons plans are ready to go. Then reality hits. Day after day, the struggle continues. Chronic illness, short-term illness, grief, pregnancy, car and house repairs, caring for elderly, depression, anxiety, and much more. How can you continue to homeschool when these disruptions stand in your way? How can you cope with constantly being behind in academics? Is homeschooling really best considering your life circumstances? Take hope! Homeschooling is still possible! Come learn how to persevere through the hard days. You might struggle to merely survive, but the disruptions can actually help your homeschool thrive!
One Quiet Choice of Effective Homeschool Leaders
You pour out your heart and soul for the homeschool group your lead, coordinate, or serve. Despite your constant efforts, you feel overlooked and underappreciated. You desire to make a difference and continue for the long-haul, but you’re weary. What if one quiet choice could change everything? One choice will benefit your heart, your family, and your group. If you somehow lead, influence, serve, administrate, or coordinate within the homeschool community, this session is for you!
“I’m Not Patient Enough to Homeschool
“You must have your hands full.”, “I could never do that.”, “I’m not patient enough to homeschool.” These common responses to homeschool moms reveal a myth that patience is a prerequisite qualification to choose home education. Thankfully, perfect patience is not required. Frustration, impatience, and even anger are common among moms who have accepted the task of educating the next generation. However, you have a beautiful opportunity to give your children a model of identifying triggers, receiving grace, and restoring relationships. By seizing this opportunity, you can use your impatience to enhance rather than hinder your family’s homeschool.
In Pursuit of Restful Homeschooling
A restful homeschool is birthed in the heart of a restful homeschool momma. This thought can bring discouragement to the best of homeschool moms. As you pursue a restful heart, do you feel like you’re filling a leaking cup? Perhaps you need to pursue a different type of rest. This session filled with practical tips will discuss three types of rest you need and one overarching principle to pursue a restful heart. When momma’s heart is restful, your entire family will enjoy a restful homeschool.
Maintaining Sanity while Homeschooling with Little Ones
“I can’t even go to the bathroom by myself!” This might be the season of life you have dreamed of for years, but the constant pull for your attention has pushed you to the edge of the sanity cliff. Thankfully, you can reclaim your sanity by incorporating 3 refreshing principles into your thought life and 3 practical strategies into your home life. You can not only maintain a sense of sanity but reclaim a sense of joy while homeschooling with your young children.