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Thursday, 12 February 2015

Exciting New Direction!


This year has taken on some changes that were a bit unexpected. We have become a home schooling family to all four of our children. While this decision was made fairly quickly, we have great peace about it and we know that we have chosen what is best for our family. God has given us many ideas and our minds are racing with possibilities of what this year may hold.
 
 
As a mother now of four homeschoolers, I know that my days and weeks will not be without challenges. But they're challenges that I believe hold a very great reward! We are excited as a family, and while our children at first had some hesitations, they are quickly beginning to see the benefits for all of us! We are actually still waiting for school materials to arrive, so we have had an extended holiday period for this year; something that none of us mind! However, I am starting to become rather itchy to begin learning and making progress with it all.
 
 
I've always believed that the whole of life is about learning. Learning isn't restricted to just textbooks and google. It's much, much more than that. While we wait for our materials to arrive, (hopefully tomorrow) we have been enjoying filling our days with baking, gardening, organising, cleaning, reading reading and more reading, visiting museums and galleries, watching the occasional movie, art time, having tea parties, organising chore charts, scrapbooking, journaling, beginning a stock pile cupboard (that will be for another post), swimming at a newly found creek (another post on that too!), making an inventory of books we own (you guessed it, another post!), op shopping, naturally!, cooking lovely hearty healthy dinners together, listening to praise music together and reading (or did I mention that already?) There are so many ways for our children to learn the skills necessary for life.
 





 
I honestly feel as if one of my greatest dreams for my family has just come true.
 
I have no idea how frequently I will be able to post here, though I hope it will be often enough. I am going to play it by ear and get my family settled into a familiar routine when our materials arrive and go from there. It is all very exciting and I look forward to sharing bits and pieces with you all along the way! I also welcome any and all positive advice for me as a new home schooling mummy, so please feel free to share your thoughts with me in the comments!
 
 
Looking forward to another year together, living in His Sufficient Grace.


(Linking up with The Art of Homemaking Mondays and a Hip Homeschool Hop!)

7 comments:

  1. All the best with your homeschooling journey, what a blessing for you all. Blessings

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    1. Thank you very much Terri! Blessings to you too.

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  3. Sounds like you are already homeschooling with all your activities! May God bless your new pursuit! I have never regretted the decision to homeschool and I pray you will feel the same :)

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    1. Thank you so much Jest. Your comment has encouraged me so much. I'm already seeing that this decision won't be regretted! God bless you and your family too! :)

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