When I first became a homeschool mom, I had no idea what to expect. None. When I took that giant leap into homeschooling, I wasn’t sure if I was running a one-room schoolhouse, setting up a classroom at home, or taking an adventure into the unknown.
All I knew was that I didn’t have a clue what to do. I had a little boy who was eager to learn and a lot of people telling me I was nuts for trying, but that was about it.
What I really needed was for someone to come alongside and just say, “you’ve got this.” And I have a feeling I’m not alone!
You’ve Got This. Promise!
Eventually, some amazing friends did come alongside me, and I started to gain a lot more confidence in what I was doing. This was back in the day – I started homeschooling the year Facebook was born – so online homeschool support was still pretty limited.
Over the past 15 years though, an incredible community of online homeschool groups, blogs, and other resources has grown up, and it’s such a blessing! I’ve found so much encouragement and friendship through the homeschoolers and bloggers I’ve gotten to know, and I wanted to share a bit of that with you.
Feel free to come back to this post throughout the year whenever you need a bit of encouragement, or just need to know that someone “gets it.” I do. We do.
You’ve got this, mama!
And please know, you’re doing an amazing job. Even when you feel a bit lost or overwhelmed, what you do and who you are is so, so important. Having homeschooled all the way through, watching my son navigating the early years of his adult life, helps me to realize that every second is worth it.
I promise. You’ve got this.
As an added encouragement, I would love to share with you a devotional journal I made a while back. When I feel like I’m organized and can conquer the world, I take some time to write in it – and when I need a bit (or a lot) of encouragement, I look back through it. I take some time to pray, put things in perspective, and be refreshed.
And the best part? Right now, it’s free! I just want you to be encouraged and start the year off strong.
You’ve got this, homeschool mom. Go get ’em!