Homeschooling Essentials: Getting It All Done

 5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials

Hey mommas, I just wanted to write a post & be real with you. Let's face it, if you homeschool, you are taking on a HUGE job and simply will NOT get it all done, (contrary to my title).

I know many think we are super mom but I'm here to tell ya, we aren't.

And that is ok!

Many times I have yellow-bus fever, ya know, when you see the school bus pass and sometimes wonder what it would be like if your kiddos were on board. I imagine if my children attended public school, my house might actually be a bit organized & tidy. I might be able to get out of my pj's each day, form coherent thoughts more often, go to the bathroom & take a shower in peace, and on and on!

But then I am reminded of all I would miss out on by not homeschooling. The interaction between older & younger siblings, seeing them "get it" after working with them on a subject, taking an educational vacation whenever we feel like it, building strong relationships,  just doing life & learning together, etc.

Dear momma, be encouraged, what you are doing right now by  homeschooling is investing in your childs life, not just for the moment, but for eternity!

Just think about that.

When we die, we can't take anything with us. Ya know, the whole "lay up in heaven your treasures" thing.

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
-Matthew 6:19-21

So far, one of my 7 "treasures" is already waiting for me in Heaven. I guess you could say knowing that Noah is waiting is what really gives me some perspective in regards to my other children.

So while the days are long but the years are short, know that the time you are investing today will pay off for generations to come. Give yourself grace, it's ok if the house isn't clean, ya'll are in pj's all day, some days supper will be thrown together. Take the time to laugh with your kiddos, hug them for no reason, beat  race them in wii games, praise them, make memories for THAT is what counts at the end of the day.

My ultimate homeschool essential is to school my childs heart & character. I want their life to make a difference for eternity. Giving them a love for learning comes in second.

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