the learning house

where everyone (especially me!) is learning . . .

Confessions of a Homeschool Mom

on August 29, 2012

When my husband, George, and I moved to Outer Mongolia 8 years ago, the truth is . . . I knew that some day if the Lord blessed us with children, I’d have to homeschool them. That’s right, I’d have to . . . in other words, be forced to, have no other choice but to homeschool our kids. That sums up my attitude toward homeschooling . . . back then, that is. I dreaded it. But here we are 8 years later with a beautiful 4 yr old daughter and sweet 3 yr old boy, and guess what? I am homeschooling them. And the truth is . . . I love it! It’s not this big scary daunting task that I thought it would be; rather, I have discovered that it’s a fun, exciting and very rewarding adventure.  If you just rolled your eyes and you’re thinking, “Yeah right,” or maybe you’re scared like I was, then I hope this blog will offer some encouragement, ideas and insight . . . and if you’re thinking, “That is so true!”, then my desire is to share ideas and learn from your valuable experience. Welcome to the learning house . . . where everyone (especially me!) is learning.

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14 responses to “Confessions of a Homeschool Mom

  1. Jordan Mogck says:

    AWESOME idea for a blog, Terri! I really like the design and “feel” of your blog so far. Keep it up!

  2. Naomi says:

    This looks great Terri! Looking forward to what we can share 🙂

    • thanks, naomi! i love reading your blog as well – what you’re doing with the kids there is filling a huge need and is a wonderful opportunity for moms & tots. keep up the great work! (and the fun-to-read blog posts!)

  3. Christy says:

    Great idea Terri..we’re also entering this wonderful adventure and I’m excited and overwhelmed at the great responsibility but I feel it’s the Lord’s calling..so all will somehow work out…looking forward to continued sharing!!

  4. Becca B says:

    awesome! 🙂 Go for it and love it! 🙂 You’re kids are lucky!

  5. Sharon Limb says:

    Terri, you have been teaching your kids for over a year, just not calling it “homeschool”. Your kids love to learn and you have great imagination and resources.

    • Thanks, Sharon. Yes, I’m very lucky . . . my goal is to create a learning environment in our home such that my kids will coninue to enjoy learning and become life-long learners.

  6. this is great terri i will really enjoy following your progress

  7. Beverly Van Hal says:

    i homeschooled 5 different children over about 20 some years, and the way it is now looks like a lot easier than when we started. Now there are computer programs to help with just about every subject. Everything we wanted to do on a unit had to be researched on our own and took a lot of time. But I always loved it, sometimes hated it, and usually was successful with God’s grace abundantly helping me.

    • Beveryly, I can’t imagine homeschooling before the information age . . . I use the internet regularly to find creative ways to make learning fun. Here in Mongolia, I don’t know what I’d do without the internet and the ability to “google” anything for information, videos, photos, activities, worksheets and more. Kudos to you and all those who had to do it ‘the hard way’ so-to-speak. But you’re right, internet or not, I need to rely on God more than anything else!

  8. Michelle says:

    Terri – you are incredible! This is really inspiring, and while I’ve never seriously considered homeschooling before, the wheels are turning now 🙂

    I think you’ll be glad you blogged this experience – what a fun way to share the day-to-day stories with family & friends, and I’m sure will be a blast for you to look back on as the months/years go by…

  9. sharann says:

    I, too, felt the Lord’s calling to homeschool before my first was born. Our first year was fantanstic but when I was pregnant with baby #3 during our second year of homeschooling I worried about how I’d manage a newborn and homeschool. Five kids later, God provided all the grace, wisdom, creativity, and Elmer’s Glue I’ve ever needed along the way. I’m sure our faithful and provident God will do the same for you. God Bless! And thanks for stopping by my blog and following, too. 🙂

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