Homeschooling Updates

We are finishing up Week 4, and may I say that I am THRILLED with how everything has gone so far?

Yes, yes, I know that it’s easy to say that in the beginning of the school year. The proof will be in the middle of February, when everyone is simply tired of the routine, the work, and the feeling that this will never end.


I have to say that even though I thought the idea of “teaching them all separately” was the craziest idea I had ever heard, I am now seeing the wisdom in that approach for my family. There are homeschooling moms out there who have a great gift for creating a curriculum that encompasses the various ages of their children, and turns every subject into this incredible family event — I, sadly, am not one of those moms. I would *like* to be, but I have to recognize my limitations.

Has anyone else started their school year yet? If so, how is it going for you?


  1. We just finished our first week! LOVE it! We’re doing Little Saints this year and Madeleine’s favorite part is the crafts and learning games. I’m so impressed with the program so far. The best moment was when we were discussing our bible verse “I have called you by name, you are precious in my eyes and I love you” – I explained that Jesus loves her so much and she’s more important to him than all the treasure in the world. She got huge eyes and said “He DOES??” almost brought tears to my eyes.

  2. Oh Beth, I’m so happy for you! It sounds like it was a great first week!

    What a privilege we have to teach our children about Jesus, isn’t it? We may not be missionaries to foreign lands, but we still get to preach the Good News to those who have never heard it before, in a sense.

    I can’t wait to hear how the rest of your homeschooling year goes!!!

  3. You so often underestimate the grace God ahs given you. You are a born teacher!!!!! And you are fullfilling your vocations as wife and mother well too! luv u

  4. Hope u didn’t take my comments negatively. They were meant to encourage u (u can see that i’m beat because am using bad but faster English:). When I reread my posts I realized i’d been rather abrupt. In Christ

  5. Alli, you know I love you!! I can always count on you to encourage me!

    And you MUST be tired, if you’re *texting* me! You never do that, remember?

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