Homeschooling encouragement is going to be the main topic of discussion for the month of July here on Busy Boys Brigade! Get ready for some incredible stories, tips, and resources shared by homeschoolers just like you. You will find a wide array of experiences and backgrounds that will help you know that you can survive-and enjoy-your homeschool life.
I would just like to say that I would love to give you a hug, dear homeschooler.
A real hug. Like a bear hug mixed with an enthusiastic greeting from a labrador retriever puppy kind of hug.
Homeschooling encouragement is essential in the life of a homeschool mom. If you are a homeschooler, you know exactly what I mean. On those hard days, you need even a shimmer of hope for light at the end of your homeschooling tunnel.
As I have said many times before, homeschooling is a tremendous blessing. Precious time with family spent home educating our children and experiencing them grow beside you.
Homeschooling can also be like the worst roller coaster ride with its ups and downs, shouts of joy and shrieks of terror.
How do you weather these extremes in homeschooling? What sustains and motivates you to push on? Who do you turn to when you need a shoulder to cry on or a friendly smile to boost your spirits?
If you have a hard time answering any of these questions (or have exact answers but just want to read the brilliant responses my homeschool friends will be sharing!), then make sure to return to Busy Boys Brigade during all of July! (Hey! Stick around longer-I would love to get to know you better! Subscribe to Busy Boys Brigade Bulletin for weekly updates.)
Homeschooling Encouragement For You!
I was inspired to start this 20 Days of Homeschooling Encouragement Blog Party after chatting with some friends on Periscope. During one of my Rock Your Homeschool! weekday broadcasts, I recognized that many of the viewers really needed a helping hand.
These friends all had different reasons for needing support and encouragement. Some felt overwhelmed in their homeschool journey. Others felt stuck or burnt out. Questions about how to deal with toddlers when you homeschool to trying to homeschool with a chronic illness were asked.
A few homeschoolers were like me and wrapping up their homeschool year. Confused and exhausted, we traded talk about to-do lists and frustrations with homeschool requirements.
New (or soon-to-be) homeschoolers were puzzled as to where to begin. Feeling lost and unsure, they sought out assistance and resources.
WAHM (work at home moms) homeschoolers felt like they were spinning in circles, dropping balls left and right.
These topics and more have been brought up during my Periscope chats. I also get reader questions about how to homeschool on a budget and with special needs.
I truly believe in homeschoolers helping homeschoolers. I wanted to create a series where my homeschool friends and myself could extend their variety of experiences in uplifting ways.
Ana Willis of They Call Me Blessed began a fantastically fun event-homeschool blog party! I have participated twice and felt called to replicate the experience here for homeschooling encouragement.
What To Expect From 20 Days Of Homeschooling Encouragement Blog Party?
You can expect to find real life homeschoolers sharing from their hearts. These genuine women who have dedicated their lives to home educating their children will be pulling from their experiences, both bad and good, to help you understand that you can do this!
Starting July 5, each week day in July will feature a different homeschooler and their unique words of homeschooling encouragement.
It is my hope and prayer that you will collect these homeschooling encouragement gems and place them in the treasure chest of your homeschool heart.
I encourage you to visit each and every one of these amazing homeschooler's blogs. There you will find a wealth of knowledge and resources that you can heap upon your growing homeschool treasure chest.
If you have any homeschooling encouragement topics that you would like to see during this series (or after), please leave a comment or email me at email@example.com. I would be more than happy to write about it myself or find a homeschooler with wisdom in that area. Also, if you feel called to contribute to this blog party, comment or email.
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You will find these rockin' homeschooling encouragement posts in 20 Days of Homeschooling Encouragement: