This blog is my attempt to document our busy but BLESSED lives raising and educating our children for His glory. A child of God, wife to one, and mom to 6 fabulous kids. We are in our 10th year of homeschooling using a Classical ~ Charlotte Mason approach.

Come along for the good, the bad & the ugly.



Monday, January 8, 2018

Our “Homeschool” Why ~ 2018 Virtual Homeschool Fair

Good morning friends!
I am excited to be participating in the 2018 Virtual Homeschool Fair hosted by Susan form Homeschooling Hearts & Minds. This week is all about the "why" for homeschooling so let me share with you my why by taking a look back at the last 9 years.



Way back in June 2009 I wrote our declaration on this blog that we were going to start homeschooling when we moved to our current destination. It was a huge jump for us because we were moving across country and setting up in a new city, Mike was deployed, and I was 7 months pregnant with Miss McKenzie. Little did we know that she would be making her early debut just 5 short weeks later.



Sept. 2009
7th, 3rd, 1st, PreK, & newborn freshly home from the hospital

August 2010
8th, 4th, 2nd, PreK4, 1

August 2011
9th, 5th, 3rd, JrK, Tot School

August 2012
10th, 6th, 4th, K, PK3

August 2013
11th, 7th, 5th, 1st, PK4

August 2014
12th, 8th, 6th, 2nd, JrK, 3 months


August 2015
9th, 7th, 3rd, K, 1 year-old

August 2016
10th, 8th, 4th, 1st, Tot School

August 2017
11th, 9th, 5th, 2nd, PK3

Every day I strive to enrich my children's lives and keep God at the center. Homeschooling might seem difficult at times, but so are a lot of things in life, but in the end it will be a lifetime reward. I am positive that the girls will excel with this new one-on-one learning, why else would the Lord lead us to it? It all comes down to having faith. 

Homeschooling has afforded our family many opportunities. Opportunities to grow and learn as a family. We didn't start out from the beginning being homeschoolers but I am so glad that God led us on this journey. This year marks our 9th year homeschooling and next year we will have our second high school graduate, Madison, and our first college graduate, Marie! While it hasn't always been rainbows and butterflies we are making it work for our families needs and goals. Enjoy your journey and time with your child, as it passes so quickly.



Now, let's see what my fellow homeschool bloggers have to say about The Reasons We Homeschool.

Note: all posts will be live after 8 am EST.
5 Reasons to Homeschool High School by Susan @ Homeschooling Hearts & Minds
Weird Homeschoolers by Kim R. @ Good Sweet Love
How We Make Homeschooling a Lifestyle by Jeniffer @ Thou Shall Not Whine
Our Ever Evolving Homeschool Story by Christy @ Unexpected Homeschool
5 Reasons You Will Want to Homeschool by Michele@ Family, Faith and Fridays
How Our Homeschool Came To Be (and why we continue) by Sabrina @ Kids, Crunch, and Christ
Home Education - 10 Reasons we keep going...even when it's hard by Lizzy @ Peaches@Home
So... Tell Me Again Why You Homeschool? by Leah @ As We Walk Along the Road
Virtual Homeschool Fair 2018 - Week 1 - Why do I Homeschool  by Joelle@Homeschooling For His Glory
Homeschool Reasons: Bullies, Faith and More by Annette @ A Net In Time
In Pursuit of Purpose by Laura @ Four Little Penguins
A Long Time Ago . . . Why We Decided To Homeschool by Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break
The Why Behind Hopkins Homeschool by Amanda @ Hopkins Homeschool
5 Reasons We Love Homeschooling by Brittney @ Mom's Heart
Why We Homeschool - It's What We Do by Kristen H @ Sunrise to Sunset
Why we Home Educate and Extra Benefits by Sarah@Delivering Grace
Homeschooling: The Big WHY? by Lisa @ True North Homeschool Academy at Golden Grasses
Regaining Your Homeschool Focus by Jen @ A Helping Hand Homeschool
Why do we homeschool? by Dana @ Life Led Homeschool
Our ìHomeschoolî Why by Jacquelin @ A Stable Beginning
It's Worth it! Why We Homeschool, Even After All These Years by Hillary @ Walking Fruitfully
Because Life is Precious by Lori H @ At Home: where life happens
1998 vs. 2018: Why We Homeschool by Debra @ Footprints in the Butter


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