Our reasons for homeschooling

I am asked this question a lot so here it is.  Every family is different so my reasons for homeschooling may not be the same as another families.  We all make decisions based on what is best for our families.  I have prayed a lot over this and homeschooling is best for our family.

Why home school?

I’ve wanted to home school my children for as long as I can remember.  I love the idea of teaching them and learning with them daily.  We have so much fun together and I love having them with me.

I do not want someone else having more influence over my children than me.  Children are put into school at very young ages.  I do not want them spending 8+ waking hours with someone that I do not know.

I believe God gave me these blessings to raise in his way and I’m going to do the best job that I can.  I believe teaching my boys about God is most important and public schools do not do that.  Honestly, it’s not their job nor do I want it to be.

I believe that family is important.  Call me over protective, I don’t care.  They are young and vulnerable.  I want to protect them and keep them innocent for as long as possible.

I believe that no one wants my children to succeed more than me.  I know I will do everything I can to ensure that they do succeed.  I want them to be able to study those things that they are passionate about. I love that Carson is excited about learning.

These are just some of the many reasons homeschooling is the right decision for us.

Fun week

This week we have had Vacation Bible school at church.  I’m working in the nursery with the bed babies and it’s been fun.  I did not want to leave Calen so that is why I decided to do nursery this year instead of helping with a class.  Carson and Camron have had a fun week.  They love to come home and sing the songs they are learning and do the motions.  Carson has been afraid of the opening music just like he was last year.  It’s so loud and overwhelming in the sanctuary so he comes in the nursery with me until it’s over.  At the end of the week when we had commencement night he actually got up on the stage and sang his song in front of everyone.  I was so surprised and my heart was about to burst.  I love seeing my babies praise God.

One day I was having to pump some milk for Calen and Carson came and sat beside me.  He asked me “Are you going to have to pump milk for Calen in heaven?”  I giggled and said “I don’t think so.  We are going to have the best food in heaven and God will make sure that Calen get’s just what he needs.”  I love those curious little questions he comes up with.  He is growing so fast and he is so amazing.