How I Homeschool {Adventures in Homeschooling} — 15 Comments

  1. Barbie, your homeschooling sounds really nice, specially your Mondays- how lovely! I am in awe of moms who work outside the home and homeschool- it takes a special mom and a lot of skills to do it. I agree with the right curriculum, it takes time, sometimes to find what works not only for the student, but also for mom- who might have her own learning/teaching style and her own struggles (raising my hand here). I really enjoyed your post, it was very encouraging. 🙂

  2. As a former Elementary School Teacher, I always said that Homeschooling Mamas are my heros! Your daughter has an excellent and praiseworthy model in you. It sounds like you strive to build in margins so that you aren’t always on the go and that is so wise!

  3. Barbie, you are amazing!! Such an inspiration as always! I am in the middle of transitioning to Classical Conversations. I actually have my first information meeting tonight which I am very nervous about, hence my blog post for today 😉

    • I haven’t checked into Classical conversations too much. I will have to check into it. I have no doubt that you will do well!

  4. Hi Barbie, As you may know, I homeschooled our two daughters from 6-12th grades and loved it. It was such an incredible adventure and the benefits totally outweighed the hard work. Both my daughters now homeschool. Great job to you!
    Have a great week.

  5. I love love love this!!! What a blessing you are to your daughter and what a beautiful legacy you are leaving her with!! It works sweetie and it doesn’t matter on the consistency… Your daughter sounds like she is thriving and growing and your are laying such a great foundation. God is leading and that is all that matters. 🙂 🙂 You are doing great momma!!

  6. Barbie…It sounds like your daughter is very blessed to have such a dedicated mother who allows her to school at home and who adjusts the schedule so that she can feel secure, and content. It is a blessing that she can go to your sister’s house…and have supervision and fun too.

    Lynnette has found such creative ways to homeschool, and it has worked out well for her and for her kids. I wish I could have schooled at home…back in the day! ha!

    I think it is a great way to teach!

    Love, Linda

    • Thanks Linda! Lynnette was a huge inspiration to me while I was there as we talked homeschooling. She gave me lots of good advice. Have a lovely week!

  7. Oh Barbie, you are my real life hero! This post just blessed me beyond belief. First paragraph- I wake my daughter up at 10 AM! Thank you for that. I am still struggling to find the balance with my soon to be 13 year old (October actually) but she is in 7th grade (or was when we pulled her out at her request) – you just affirmed so much for me in this one post. I think I need to print it out and put it in my Home School Binder when I feel alone. I work part time at night – teaching a class, Monday thru Thursday. So not full time…but it’s hard at times since the class is at 6-7:30 at night. I have been feeling overwhelmed to the point I want to quit everything ( I know this is not God’s will) – the job, teaching Sunday School, leading Moms In Prayer, blogging, and let’s not mention the house work! I feel like I am always planning something…anyway…thank you for this. I am going to a big Home School convention at the end of the month. We are also looking for curriculum. THis year I used what was given to me, because it was last minute and God provided. But I am looking forward to picking out her next curriculum- especially Science. She hates the experiments. Also very reluctant to authority…but you said it a ll. The relationship building is key. Thank you so much for this post to start my week!

    • Oh friend, thankful for this timely post for you. It’s been a rough year and frankly, I am thankful it will be over soon. Daughter wants to go back to school, but I know what the Lord put on my heart to “take her under my wing for a season”. This season is not over. I spent some time talking with Lynnette Kraft when I visited her a couple of weeks ago. I am realizing as a private homeschooler, I don’t have to be all crazy about my schedule, or curriculums for that matter. I have more I am learning and hope to post more updates on the homeschooling front soon! Be blessed my friend!

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