Hey friend, can I share a secret with you?
You don’t have to be perfect to homeschool.
Shocking, I know.
If you look around Pinterest, it probably feels like you couldn’t swing this homeschooling thing because you don’t love crafts, you haven’t written your own reading curriculum, and math… just, math!
I was terrified to start homeschooling even though I knew it was the right thing for our family.
I’m not perfect! I kept thinking to myself. What if I’m not cut out for this!?
Can you relate? If so, guess what…
“You want to do something really fun with us, Mom!?”
I want to say yes but every ounce of my body screams no. This is parenting with PMDD. The ugly side of it, anyway.
Since my children were newborns, I’ve been making up songs for them.
It started as something to bring me joy and turned into great educational opportunities!
When our 5 year old was struggling to remember our phone number, I decided it was only appropriate that I make up a song to help him. He loves it and now has our number memorized!
If your three-five year old is ready to learn important information about your family, like his phone number, address, food allergies, and full name, try these songs! Replace my information with yours. Sing it every day and before you know it, he’ll be able to answer these important, age-appropriate questions.
When people find out that we homeschool, they naturally have a lot of questions. And honestly, I love answering them!
Today I’m sharing the 10 most common homeschool questions we get asked, along with my answers.
In 2008, my husband experienced a job loss.
While this season of our lives was scary and challenging, it also positively shaped our new marriage. Instead of driving us apart, my husband’s job loss brought us closer together. It taught us to be gentle with each other during hard times.
If your husband recently lost his job, I know you’re feeling scared. You might even be angry! But take heart, friend, there is hope. This season will eventually pass and you will come through stronger on the other side.
In the meantime, here are 5 ways to love your husband through the loss of his job, and one thing to absolutely never do.