Thursday, January 16, 2014

Praying about Homeschooling

Jeremy and I have discussed for the past year and a half or so about homeschooling Henry. I'm not going to get into our reasoning right now, as that could be an entire post on it's own, but more or less about my heart's uneasiness about such a big decision.

Today Henry and I are starting a 'pre-school' type of regimen that I have been working on for awhile now. Each week we will go through one letter and number and pair that with books, songs, trips, movies, etc... pretty much we will have a 'theme' of the week and stick to it all week long. I'm going to see how this goes, if I can stick to a certain schedule and successfully teach Henry a few things on my own.

We have prayerfully considered our options and we feel as if homeschooling is best for us. However, we are also considering 'sending' him to a fellow homeschooling mom's home for school. I know that sounds a lot like sending him to public school, but the curriculum would be quite different and we feel like his life would be enriched by a different sort of learning experience guided by what we feel are essential lesson plans that include Biblical teachings and community service.

So pray for me today as we start on this journey. In a few years when it comes time for 'real' school, Henry may just end up going to public school. We don't know. We just know at this season of life, right now, our heart's are pulling us in this direction.


  1. There is just so much pressure in this decision. We are considering sending Connor to preschool in the fall for 2 days so he can get more socialization and start preparing for school. The location we are considering is known for the excellent end results and also provide Biblical teachings. He and I do a lot from home now but I just don't know if I can do his learning justice. Does that make sense? Enough of that... I will be praying for you and Henry.

  2. Thinking of you my friend. Derek and I have had the homeschooling discussion many times and always go back and forth. Right now I work full time so he's in a full time preschool, but there are times that I just want to quit and join a co-op homeschool group. Keep us updated of your decisions!

  3. Good luck to you! You have plenty of time to figure things out with this and what works for your family. I have considered homeschooling before, also. Especially after all the violence in schools and bullying stories recently.

  4. Good luck! I think the decision to homeschool is wonderful and I applaud you for making it.

  5. Good luck, and many prayers in your decision making. Whatever you choose will be just right for you and your little man.


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