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This post is supposed to be about why we homeschool, and there are so, so many wonderful reasons to homeschool. However, even now, as we are just getting started formally homeschooling, I see so many hurdles. So I wanted to write a post about the drawbacks of homeschooling as seen by a newbie homeschooler. These are in no particular order as on any given day one may be worse then another.
So now you are probably thinking,
“WHAT DID I GET MYSELF INTO!”
At least I know I think this at least once a day! But even now, when we have barely begun, I can see things improving. I can see that I have had to get to know even more about my kids and my own personality to choose an option to fit their learning style, my teaching style, and our own situation. I can see that not everyone is judgmental when they question you; some actually admire you and tell you to keep up the good work. I can see that although we are pressed for time now, we will never get the time with our kids back, so a lot of my time can wait. I can see that although life can seem chaotic, organization will really only come with practice and discipline (which we all need to learn). And I can see that I still have a huge responsibility to my kids to raise them and teach them to become kind, responsible adults who seek to do the right thing even when others do wrong because that is more important then academics or “fitting in” with their peers.
So I guess all the “drawbacks” also have some positives to go with them; it is all a matter of perspective. And from my perspective, all the “drawbacks” are worth it!
A classic strong-willed child, Ashley fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian in 2005 only to realize a new dream had formed, having a family with her husband (another strong-willed child). After much heartache, they were blessed with 2 daughters and a son, who are all proving to be just as spirited as their parents! Though she is still working part-time, she fills her days off with fun activities and lots of learning with her three kids. And this is where the blog comes in, Life with Moore Babies is where she documents the activities they do and the places they go in hopes that someone might be inspired to do some “fun learning” with their kids. You can find Ashley on Facebook, Pinterest, Google +, and Twitter.