I know some of you might end up on my blog via search engine….
and you may have typed in homeschool…..
and then you got here and you wonder where is the homeschool stuff???
So here is a homeschooling post for you!
As I mentioned in my "about me" page…… we are a homeschooling family. We don't have a set style…. it's sort of a mix between Waldorf and Unschooling for you "term specific" folks. Basically, I do what works for my kids, while trying to assure they get exposed to lots of great stuff! It's certainly a lot of work, but also a lot of fun.
One of the greatest things abut homeschooling is that you have the power to tailor learning to your child…. you can even sneak learning in (shhhhh!)…. and best of all you get to watch that glorious light bulb turn on in their heads. Oh yes, that light bulb, it is the best part.
You get to watch them read 6 different books about the same subject. Just because they want to. You get to see them lay in the grass watching the world…. ants…. clouds and and plants move around them. Just because. Isn't that the best reason to do anything? Just because.
Children have a way of slowing things down for us fast-paced parents.
For example, have you ever taken a walk with a young child?
It's rarely about the destination.
No, my friend, it is about the journey.
If there is one thing my children have taught me, it is to slow down, and enjoy the journey.
To see each flower…….
each little bug…..
the smell of the ocean…..
or the feeling of each new season.
"Mom, your legs are too fast, I can't see all the stuff!" a quote, while taking a walk, from my sweet girl a few years back…..slow down mama…. slow down.
I am constantly amazed and grateful for experiencing the world through new eyes…. through the eyes of little ones. I am grateful that I can homeschool and spend all the time I can with these young people. They amaze me, and sometimes drive me crazy, each day.
And most of all, I am certainly trying my best to slow down and enjoy The Journey.