Tuesday, August 16, 2011

15 Lessons from a (retired) Homeschool Mom - an introduction


There is a lot of teacher in me. . .

     *I studied elementary education
at Biola University.

*I taught first grade. (loved teaching kids to read)

*I homeschooled for lots of years.

*My spiritual gift is exhortation, one
of the teaching gifts.

*I love teaching women - to study God's
word and how to organize their kitchen. (etc.)

*And, I love school supplies.

As parents across the country are preparing for school to begin, I want to kick off a short series on education. As adults and parents (hopefully in that order), I believe we can each choose the best education for our kids. (Yeah for intentional parenting.) And, fortunately, there are a lot of great choices. This short series will reflect our family's choice . . . homeschooling.

I love being a mom. For me, there is a very fluid line between parenting, homeschooling and discipling our daughters. In some ways, they are the same. Our friend Louie, used to say, "all parents homeschool."
(Who taught you how to tie your shoes?)

15 Lessons from a (retired) Homeschool Mom will include specifics to home education, but some of it reflects our parenting philosophy, as well. I am hoping that you can enjoy and profit from this, whether you homeschool or not.

Come back tomorrow and we will get started.


19 comments:

  1. This sounds really interesting, Glenda. I look forward to hearing what you have to say!

    XO,
    Jane

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  2. Anxiously awaiting your words of wisdom. :)

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  3. As the mother of 18-month-old twin girls, I'm eager glean from your wisdom! I love "all parents homeschool"! So very true!

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  4. I'm not a parent yet but I'd love to learn from your wisdom, Glenda! Take care and God bless! :-)

    Irene

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  5. Yay! I can't wait to read what you have to say. Thank you for this.

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  6. Even though I never home schooled my kids and our youngest will be in 11th grade this year (she will go to school till 21), I am interested in your series. I have many friends and a sister who chose to teach their kids at home....highly respect that!

    Doris (fahnmamma)

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  7. I'm so excited about this! I love learning from those who are experienced at home schooling and parenting! Thank you for doing this!

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  8. Looking forward to reading your words here.

    I must admit that in the past I've thought homeschooling moms crazy, and I've seen the impact of people who don't homeschool well. However, lately, I've met some homeschool moms who are challenging me in new ways, and the whole idea seems less and less crazy...especially after having to attempt to deal with all of the things that come off the bus daily.

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  9. I will enjoy since I am entering my 23 year of home schooling, while putting our fifth child in public school, which is a first for our family...and teaching #6 at home.

    I will enjoy gleaning from your experience.

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  10. Sounds like fun, I'll check in!

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  11. Even though I don't homeschool, I do try to parent intentionally. Looking forward to learning from you!

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  12. As we get ready to start our second year homeschooling I am always looking for advice/tips from others. I can't wait to hear what you have to share. The Childer's family has a very special place in my heart! The summer I spent with you on RS changed my life in so many ways. I thank God for the wisdom that Dave shared with us that summer. God used Dave to impact my life :) ~Angela

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  13. YAY! I'm really leaning towards homeschooling after today, when I sent my son to preschool and missed him so. He missed us, and we went for a long walk without him. It was sad really.

    And? I went to BIOLA for two years. Small world eh?

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  14. Glenda, I am looking forward to it. So blog away! God bless you!

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  15. We've just started our 12th yr of homeschooling and find that each yr I learn more and more. I'm really looking forward to reading this! I could have used this a few years ago I feel.

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  16. I look forward to your wisdom, Glenda. I hope you are doing okay after your fall at Target.

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  17. now this shall be fun! I homeschooled my two oldest girls..and my youngest son I homeschooled K5 and first grade. I still cannot believe I taught him to read...by myself!
    xo

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  18. I had to force myself to stay out of the school supply aisles this year.

    My daughter is going to love this series. And I know I'll gain wisdom--as I do from all your posts.

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