I have been fired!
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That is the only way I can describe what happened last January.
You see, I have been homeschooling 8 1/2 years. My oldest was in first grade when we started homeschooling. Along came daughter #2 and she of course was homeschooled from the beginning.
Daughter #3 is only 5 right now, but when she was four years old she informed me that she couldn't wait to meet her Kindergarten teacher. I gently explained to her that I was her Kindergarten teacher, but she would never agree with me. Little did I know my 4 year old has a prophetic gift I believe.
August rolled around and she turned 5. She was so excited to start Kindergarten and her best friend from church was talking about her new teacher at the nearby local Christian private school. She couldn't understand why she missed the first day of school! She just knew she was supposed to be there!
We Enrolled Her in Private School
So…I…caved! We enrolled her in the private Kindergarten 2 weeks after they had begun and she was the happiest child you have ever seen!
Guess what? I was too! I was shocked that I had given in.
I had brand new homeschool curriculum in our schoolroom waiting for her to begin, but I was even more shocked at the fact that I felt a sense of relief.
Maybe it was because I was working 40+ hours a week trying to grow our business and also homeschooling a middle school and high schooler. Trying to keep up with my toddler too just topped it all off.
I also had complete peace because this dear daughter is so outgoing and never meets a stranger and she thrives on social activity.
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But Wait…It Gets Even Better!
We had put our house on the market right when school started and it sold quicker than we expected.
So here we are, moving into a rental house as my little five-year-old is starting school, but that's not even the best part. The best part is by December, we were ready to move back home, which was eight hours away.
We have many family and friends that we missed dearly back home so we packed up a week before Christmas and moved back home.
Once there, we realized that our older two girls hadn't stayed in touch with any friends back home that they grew up with when they were little. So they were really struggling to meet new people and they begged us to put them in the private school at our church. They had a lot of homeschoolers that went there a couple of days a week too.
So I thought, umm, maybe this is okay in this season of life.
But that wasn't good enough for my two oldest girls. They wanted to go full time to the private Christian school, not just two days a week.
So I Was Fired!
They fired me.
I was no longer a homeschooling mom.
We enrolled them.
The rest is history.
They love it.
They love going to school every day, being with friends and they're learning and they still have a Christian education.?The school uses Abeka, Bob Jones, and Saxon curriculum and I couldn't be happier.
So all that to say, I've been MIA (missing in action) from this blog for awhile because I've been struggling with the fact that I'm not really homeschooling anymore. How do you run a homeschool blog when you no longer homeschool?
Although, I could argue that I still homeschool because I still help with homework. All this summer, I've been helping my kindergartner get ready for first grade, using Saxon 7/6 with my soon-to-be 8th grader to get her math up to speed, and of course we're always teaching the toddler new things and getting her ready for pre-K next year.
Sharing the Struggles and Joy
I have so much more to share with my readers from my experience of homeschooling for over eight years including things that work and things that didn't work.
I'm very passionate about the businesses that we're running and love to share with homeschooling moms that you can have a career and homeschool too. You don't have to pick one over the other.
I love to organize and with all of our moves, my house is a mess right now and I need to organize again.
I have so much to share on organizing your homeschool, your work, your business, your life in general, things that have helped me and the systems that I've put into place that have just basically saved my sanity with all the moves and all the changes.
So I'm continuing blogging. I'm going to continue to help homeschoolers organize their life, run an organized business, and realize their dreams.
Even though my children are now in private school in this season, I still have to get them to school and back, get them to activities, help them with homework and all the while run a business and make sure the home is organized and taken care of.
I'd love to share what I've learned and what I do day to day with you all.
I'd love to hear from you. Please reply in the comments below what's worked for you, what do you think about all the changes we've made? What are your thoughts? I'd love to hear from you.