Homeschool Mission Statement: Is It Necessary?

Homeschool Mission Statement: To raise good Christian soldiers for the Lord's army by providing the high-quality education they will need to succeed in whatever the Lord calls them to do.

Yes, it is necessary! A homeschool mission statement will help you survive and succeed.

Our Views Change

A lot of us moms start out with dreams of being the perfect mom, the perfect homeschool mom, always keeping our kids happy and safe as they grow. We want to  teach them to become responsible citizens and Christians who love the Lord and serve Him. And then after a while we are just like, “I hope to survive this day and this week!” A homeschool mission statement will help you survive and succeed!

While my husband and I didn’t start out with a mission statement, it developed over time. We strove to do an exceptional job in educating our children but our goal became more than merely raising smart kids who knew the Bible. Continue reading “Homeschool Mission Statement: Is It Necessary?”

Christmas Gift Giving: Don’t buy your kids toys, buy them hours of fun.

Picture of Lego creation for Christmas gift giving. Text says: Don't buy your kids toys! Buy them hours of fun. Ideas from Goal Accomplished.com

Don’t buy your kids toys, buy them hours of fun.

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Whether you are looking for Christmas gift giving or making a special kid in your life happy, think in HOURS not items. By this I mean you should look at the time your child will play with an item as you evaluate whether or not to buy it.

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As my kids graduate: Intentional Living and Teaching

Here is my graduate! This picture of a smiling girl in regalia by a lilac bush is a reminder to spend quality time with the children still at home. This home schooling mom expresses the passage of time in a poignant way.

With 3.6 million high school students graduating this year, I’m sure that means there are a lot of moms and dads who are doing some reflective thinking about the time they spent, or didn’t spend, with their child/children. Rebecca Yarger, home school mom, shares some of her thoughts below as she graduates her 2nd daughter:

As my kids graduate and leave-
It feels surreal.

As a young mom of many,
it really did seem that time moved slowly

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