I was about 18 when I realized that being a stay-at-home mom was an option.
I was 21 and student teaching, when I realized that homeschooling can include co-ops.
It was also in student teaching when I knew I didn’t want to be teaching in a public school.
As a Student Teacher, pregnant newlywed. . . All I wanted to do was be a stay at home mom. And I wanted to homeschool my kids.
It took about 7 years for my husband and I to find the same page, when we decided we wanted to travel full time and homeschool.
There are many reasons why I, personally, wanted to homeschool. I may share those at a later time. . . However, there were several things that were important to me, that I wanted us to have as a family.
Things that were important to me:
*Traveling more/field trips
*My kids learning about the world by experiencing the world
*Hands on learning. For my kids to have an environment that nurtures a love of learning. My kids having an environment that nurtures a love of reading.
*Us having a say in our children’s curriculum
*My kids to explore and learn about their interests
*My kids learning the skills they need to fly the nest: Chores, cooking, fixing things, finances, etc. . .
*Learning outdoors/outside free play and exploration
* And many, many, many more reasons.
Why did you start homeschooling? If you’re looking into homeschool, why do you want to homeschool?
3 thoughts on “Why we started Homeschool”
My husband was the one who brought up the subject about homeschool. He knew this was something he wanted to do before we had our oldest. I wasn’t for it at the time, but I wasn’t completely against it either. It took lots of prayer and research for my heart to get set on homeschooling. We are now in our third year and we haven’t looked back. It’s been such a blessing to our family.
Great post and very similar to our decision to homeschool, though it is only a temporary journey for us. I knew we would be moving mid-school year and wanted to be able to travel once I retired. Unfortunately, COVID has cut down our planned travel significantly, but we’re going to make up for it this spring/summer. It’s back to school for all of us next year, but I am hoping in two years when I am done with my MBA my kids ask to homeschool again.
Thank you so much, Danielle! Yes, COVID did the same for us. There were a lot more pivots and changing of plans, but it was still soo worth it!
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