Fulfilling our job at home as a wife, mom and homeschooler is so important, but it can be easy to fall into the trap of thinking that the daily monotony doesn’t have a whole lot of meaning.
Between teaching your kids at home, and trying to balance all the things, it’s not only harder than you thought, but sometimes it feels like it’s not making any impact on the ones you love most.
Do you ever find yourself wondering, what is the point of teaching your kids the same things over and over each day, doing the same chores over and over, especially when it feels like nobody’s listening or even paying attention?
I’m here to tell you that it does have meaning. All of it does.
Because I believe, like Mother Theresa said, that if we want to change the world, we need to love our families first. As moms we have the opportunity and the influence to change the world for the better.
Here at Learning Well Community, we strive to create a space that helps you to feel encouraged and equipped in homeschooling.
Our goal is to spur you on in your efforts to homeschool your children well, and to inspire you to be diligent in the process. Homemaking and homeschooling can be the most fulfilling thing you do in life! This great task that God has so graciously called you to is full of beauty and purpose.
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I understand that motherhood + homeschooling can be really taxing. We wonder what the heck we’re doing sometimes–if any of it is actually making a difference of any kind in the world. But one day while I was doing the dishes, I remembered the quote by Mother Theresa–If you want to change the world, go home and love your family–and it struck me.
I realized at that moment that the greater span of what we as mothers do on a day-to-day basis is so much more than just dirty dishes and carpooling.
I still struggle with mom life + homeschooling some days, just like you do too. But that doesn’t mean we’re doing something wrong…it just means we’re doing something hard.
It’s taken a long time to change my way of thinking, but after feeling like I wasn’t good enough one too many times, I finally realized the importance of having a plan, holding it loosely, and wisely shifting it when life happens. Being at home doing school and life all day is MESSY! I know now that amidst the messy I can still create a rich and beautiful home + education for my kids and do it with confidence.
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Back in 2008 I took the brave leap into homeschooling with a 6 year old, 3 year old, and a baby.
Over the next five years my blog grew, and our family grew as we added our fourth baby in 2013. In an attempt to keep myself organized I created a lesson planner that I felt would work well for our homeschooling days. I decided to make it available for my subscribers, and in 2014 I sold my first lesson planner!
In 2018 I launched a podcast to help encourage moms in their homes and homeschools. I made the hard decision to push pause on the podcast in 2019 so that I could fully focus on graduating my oldest child from our homeschool and finishing well. I miss the podcast and had so much fun doing it!
In 2022 we launched Learning Well Journal, a quarterly print magazine. It was a project that I had dreamed about for years, and it was such a joy to see it come to fruition. Each one is designed to equip and encourage your homeschool journey, the long days of motherhood, and your walk as a Christian homemaker.
I wanted an easy and creative way to share the fun things we were doing in our homeschool with my mom, so I decided to start a blog!
After dreaming for some time about a space where homeschooling moms could encourage and glean ideas from each other, I launched Learning Well Community. I created some courses, and launched an Instagram page dedicated to this community, featuring a weekly Day in the Life takeover of homeschooling moms from all over the globe.
My oldest graduated from our homeschool, which was an amazing achievement in our family!
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