Nov 102008
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This morning I was reminded of one of the reasons that I love homeschooling so much.  As I was leaving the Y, I overheard 2 ladies discussing the recent changes in school bus routes due to budget concerns.  It reminded me that I don’t have to worry about the bus routes for my children.  I don’t have to worry about driving my children to school if I’m concerned about what is happening on the school bus.  I don’t even have to worry about what time my children need to wake up in the morning.  What wonderful blessings these are.

Yes, in many ways homeschooling “ties me down”.  I don’t participate in daytime activities for women because I have the responsibility of educating my children.  I don’t have the school system to “babysit” my kids so I can run errands or go to doctors appointments during the day.  But it is so worth it.  I have the freedom to choose curriculum that is best suited to the learning needs of each of my children.  I have the freedom to spend time with my children.  I have the freedom to teach them about Jesus and His love and God’s sovereignty over all things throughout the day.  I am free to allow my children to go and play in the leaves.  I am free to alter our schedule in any way I think it necessary to suit our family.  What  a tremendous blessing it is to have freedom to homeschool!

This is what my kids did on Friday afternoon. I can surely count this as PE or science or something right? I honestly don’t need to count it as anything. Just fun!

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  8 Responses to “Freedom in Homeschooling”

  1. You hit it on the head!

    We have much freedom in our

    days without being tied down to someone

    else's schedule and expectations.

    Home is where we belong! 🙂

  2. I feel the same way.My kids would be gone from 6:30 AM to 3:30 PM each day if they went to public school

  3. Life is kinda of sweeping us along right now and I am especially feeling blessed to be ale to homeschool. There are so many reminders that hit me all the time.



  4. oh my goodness what awesome pictures. They are simply gorgeous. They will make great "school pictures".

    More and more I am reminded why I hs and the things that offers me. I used to think of the things I could no longer do but now I do them with the kids and mostly they become part of our hs. I read a post on a non-hs moms blog about IEP's. It was cute and funny and since my kids had been in ps I knew what those were. But my heart was so lightened by the fact that I did not have to worry about such things anymore. I said as much in my comments.


  5. Really great photos! Isn't Autumn beautiful!

    Have a wonderful week!


  6. Beautifully said!


  7. What beautiful children. Did you take the photos ? Caroline and I have taken a few fall photos.

    I loved the lapbooks you guys have done so I did some research and we are doing a Thanksgiving lapbook. The kids are really enjoying it. I will post pics when we are done.

    As always you have been really busy and I just love all the projects you and the kids are doing.


  8. That is too sweet. My boys love to rake up leaves and throw our young dachsunds into the pile! And the follow after them of course. 🙂

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