Hi, I’m Sheri!
I am a CHILD OF GOD, wife to Nelson, thankful mom to nine incredible kids. Our family has been homeschooling for twelve years. Though my degree and professional experience are in education, I have learned more from homeschooling my kids than I have from doing anything else.
Here on the blog I love to share homeschooling encouragement for everyday moms: simple ideas, homegrown kids, and learning as a lifestyle. Drawing on 12+ years of homeschooling experience, you can find help for getting started, tried and true homeschooling advice, life skills learning, simple Morning Time ideas, and interviews with everyday homeschool moms just like you! The only way to make sure you don’t miss any posts or videos is by joining my email list.
Welcome to Our Life Homeschooling!
I love sharing OUR STORY with new and current homeschool moms. If you are anything like me, you feel like an everyday mom. No special tricks. You just love your kids fiercely and want them to have the very best. You may think your homeschool is ordinary… nothing special.
But I believe that if you prioritize relationships and a love of learning, your work with your kids is EXCEPTIONAL!
Why Do We Love Homeschooling?
Homeschooling has been a wonderful lifestyle for all of us. Spending so much time building relationships with our kids has been a blessing. Our kids have been privileged to be able to experience so many people and places without limitations.
Here are a few reasons WHY WE HOMESCHOOL.
-Interest-based and individualized
AND A FEW MORE REASONS WHY WE HOMESCHOOL…
-Time for the kids to pursue and develop interests
-Efficiency: Get more done in less time!
-Home as the center of life and activity
-Opportunity to share our faith
If you’d like to hear…
– What attracted us to homeschooling?,
-How we teach multiple ages?
What a typical day looks like for us?
….and more, you can find it in OUR INTERVIEW.
Need Some Homeschooling Encouragement ?
As much as we love homeschooling, it has not, by any measure, been easy. The sacrifice of time and the necessity to forge our own way have had its toll at times. I’ve almost quit once or twice. (Ok, maybe it’s been a few more!)
Three things have helped me stay the course.
The grace of God, drawn from quiet moments reading His Word, has strengthened and equipped me. I love the verses in Scripture that urge parents to “tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about His power, and His mighty wonders.” That is what we are doing every day!
My husband has been my biggest fan. I would not still be homeschooling without his support. All those times I told him I was going to quit because it wasn’t working or I wasn’t very good at it…he stepped in every time with ideas of how we could adjust and make it work better. He wouldn’t entertain the thought of quitting. Instead, he asked me what he could do to help. In his mind, we couldn’t quit because he felt that what we were doing was just SO good for our kids. He believed in me and that was a huge confidence booster.
The encouragement of other homeschoolers, friends who are in the trenches with me and, especially, those who are ahead of me have been a continual source of strength to me.
Encouragement is one of the reasons I have started this blog. We can all use encouragement from time to time. It keeps us all going. I hope this blog is that for you.
I blog here to encourage moms.
. . . Moms who have been considering homeschooling, but haven’t stepped out yet.
. . . Moms who are possibly pulling their kids out of school for various reasons.
. . . Moms whose oldest child will soon be entering preschool. They are thinking, “Where do I start?” and “What am I supposed to do with them all day?”
. . . Moms who are currently homeschooling, but just want a friend who gets it.
If this is you, welcome!
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