When I first seriously considered home schooling my girls, I did what I always do: RESEARCH. I spent hours online and in person, finding out who was doing what, how they were doing it, what motivated their choices, and what results they were reporting. And I always asked this question:
Can you home educate your kids AND hold down a job at the same time?
The answer was always the same: a resounding No!
I must have been looking in the wrong places.
It seriously deterred me, since we really needed my income. Finally I decided to do it anyway, and having made that decision, I began to find that I was not alone. Far from it. Many people home educate and work – either from home or from an office – and manage both with aplomb!
I wanted this post to be about how best to juggle the various roles and responsibilities we as mothers have – a “How To” if you will.While I was researching the content, I stumbled across pure gold, and frankly it’s so very good and useful that I am just going to give you the link: The Ultimate Guide to Home Schooling as a Working Mom.
I am our family’s bread winner and the girls’ primary care giver. When I got onto this line of research I was feeling rather sorry for myself and my “heavy load”, but I’ve found loads of ladies who are single parents, home educating and supporting their families. That’s just incredible, and I take my hat off to them.
This particular detour on my journey to discovery has yielded some delicious fruit. Specifically a sense of contentment, gratitude and blessing for all we have, and the opportunity to live this amazing lifestyle.