We all want to be there for the ones we love, but sometimes the things they are struggling with make our heart hurt. Julie knows this first hand. Her husband went thru a season of doubt. Leslie went through a similar experience with her husband. In this episode of Real Moms, Julie and Leslie will […]
Many moms feel like they don’t have enough patience to home educate their children. What do you do when your worst fears are confirmed and you find out you don’t have enough patience to continue homeschooling? Come learn about what patience is, what it isn’t, where it comes from, and how to grow and thrive in the pressure cooker of mothering.
Teaching and learning can be fun! There are many ways students can learn through real-life experiences including educational travel. Many of us think of educational travel as something that is too expensive or too difficult. But educational travel doesn’t have to be to far-off or expensive destinations. It can include those, but with planning and budgeting, educational travel can be a reality for most homeschooling families! Why is educational travel important anyway? Because students can learn so much more through travel than they can with traditional academics alone! Not only can they learn about the states, cities, landmarks, and map skills in a hands-on way, but they can also learn more about relationship building, problem solving, and other life skills that they can’t learn effectively in any other way. We will share some practical, affordable ways to incorporate educational travel into your homeschool
Spelling, Arithmetic, Reading, Dishes, Diapers, Laundry, Cooking….the list goes on and on! Homeschooling mothers wear so many hats. Busy family life can threaten to steal the realization that our hands are holding, guiding and directing eternal souls. This session focuses on recognizing treasure, laying it up in heaven, and loving the family God has given us.
Sarah Fowler is the first homeschool graduate to serve on a State Board of Education. In this session she will be exploring key education experiences that prepared her for service in state government and how the lack of training in these areas has undermined the ministry and service of others. Sarah will explore the benefits of Christian mentorship in her personal and spiritual development and share how she has reciprocated by mentoring young people as well.
Homeschooling parents often have many things they want to teach their children, but what are the most important things that parents can pass down from one generation to the next? In her talk “Important Things to Teach Our Families” Ruth Adams seeks to encourage parents to intentionally disciple their families in the process of daily learning and living. Ruth is the author of the book “Legacy Reflections of a Homeschooled, Homeschooling Mama” and shares out of almost four decades of involvement in homeschooling both as a student and now as a Mama to seven. Ruth understands the joys and struggles of homeschooling many children and is passionate about helping other mamas embrace the ministry within their homes.
The secret to success in Homeschooling is theres no secret! The elements of success in Homeschooling match those in discipleship, marriage, parenting, entrepreneurship and gardening.
My husband introduced me to gardening in 1981. I was ready to wean our 13-month old twins to baby food. He argued for a garden because we dont know whos bottling that! When I balked he said Sweetie Pie, gardening is like pastoring and parenting. All require daily attention to detail in the same posture of humility, head bowed, body bent. Folks who dont have time to garden probably dont have time to parent. I joined him in the garden and learned the secret works in discipleship, marriage, parenting, entrepreneurship, gardening, and of course homeschooling. It isnt easy but its also not complex. Homeschooling three sons to a state of holistic health required a challenging yet simple Morning by Morning approach. Id love to share our Why and How Homeschooling secrets with you.
Intentionally living out Godliness through the living Gospel everyday should be my goal as a mama, wife, teacher, and friend. When life gets crazy, where do we turn? Or who do we turn into? The learning my children receive not only comes from books, but more importantly, it comes from a life wholly dedicated to God. A life that LIVES OUT THE GOSPEL.