Hello, and welcome to my blog! Do you ever struggle with finding joy in your life? Do you ever feel unappreciated? Or like every day is the same as the day before? As a homeschool mom, life can become mundane and in those everyday moments, it can be hard to see the big picture. That is what this blog is about. I struggle too! But, I know that the Lord wants me right here, at home. So in those mundane moments, I need to CHOOSE joy and find the joy in the everyday household messes, the financial stresses, and in the giggles (or fussing) that come from my children.
On this blog, you will not find only pretty pictures and posts that talk about how great our life is.
You will find that:
- I have bad homeschool days, just like you.
- I become Unglued, just like you.
- I am a 24/7 homeschool mom, just like you.
- I worry when I fail at homeschooling, just like you.
- I need time to myself but rarely get it, just like you.
- I have a laundry pile, just like you!
- Some days I find it hard to choose joy, just like you!
I am a real homeschool mom,I am just choosing to share a glimpse of our real life here on this blog. The Lord has laid it on my heart to use this blog as a ministering tool for other homeschool moms. Not because I am perfect, but because I hope that by sharing my trials, struggles, tips and victories, I’ll help my readers to find the joy in their own homeschool journeys.
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. ~ John 15:11
Who am I?
My hubby and I have been married since 2003, and we have three beautiful children. I have been working at home since 2006 and struggle with getting it “all” done. I never planned on homeschooling, or even staying home full time with my children. But, God had other plans!
I also LOVE helping and encouraging new homeschoolers. When we first started on our homeschool journey I was lost. I had NO clue what I was doing. A few moms helped me along the way and now, I love being “that” mom for others. Homeschooling has been such a blessing in our lives, and I really enjoy talking to moms who are considering homeschooling, and love gleaning information from those who have been on the homeschooling journey for a while.
More About Me and this Blog
My plan is to post 2-3 times each week. The reality is it may be less than that 🙂 You see, this blog is a ministry to me. Not a full-time job, or even a business. It may be at some point if the Lord sees fit. But, for now, I am content with it being a place to share and encourage my readers as the time becomes available.
On some pages of this blog, you may find affiliate links. These are links to products I use and love! If you purchase something from this blog that I recommend or suggest I get a small portion so thank you! That money is put right back into this blog to cover expenses that you may not even know exist. Blogging (believe me) is not free!
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