Hi, my name is JoEllen, and I’ve been a stay at home mom for over 23 years, and homeschooling for 19 of those years, and yes Hooked on Phonics worked for me!! 🙂
One of the great blessings of being home with your children, is seeing milestones, watching progress and overall just loving them to death! My husband and decided right after we adopted our first child that I would stay home with them. I know what you’re thinking – how can you afford to do that in this day and age. Well, yes, there were some sacrifices to be made. For instance, new car (see baby crawl), new tile in the bathroom (hear babies first words), Walmart or Macy’s. Well, I guess you can see my point. There was nothing more important than our children, and we wanted to be a part of everything!
How did all this get to Homeschooling you ask?
Well, keeping with the idea of staying with the kids, I thought I would give homeschooling a try. This was a giant leap for mankind (well just my family) but you get the idea. When my daughter turned 4, I decided to GOOGLE different curriculum’s, anything that gave her all she needed to be the best student in the WHOLE WORLD. Now I know I’m not the only one who thinks this way. It can be overwhelming at first for sure, but I’m hoping to show you some of the easier ways to start out. Without the Lord, I wouldn’t be able to accomplish anything.
They Are Growing Up
I now have 3 children, a daughter and 2 sons (23, 19 & 12 yrs in age). Two of them have graduated – can’t hardly believe it, and, yes we did it all through homeschooling. There was many days of trial and error and lots of prayer involved, the rewards are immeasurable. One of the most exciting things to me was teaching them to read. When they started this, well the proud momma came shining through.
So with all this said, I hope I can be of some help to you with some ideas, some not so good ideas, and just overall support to help you make the right decision for your family. You won’t be disappointed!
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there. GOD Bless!
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.