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Simply Stress-free Homeschooling

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Guest post, Deborah Wuehler, TOS Senior Editor (edited- 3/24/20209)

Deborah wrote this concerning the holiday school break, but I found it very helpful in this time of crisis in our world.
"....I find when I take these little school breaks with my children, I see more clearly why I love this thing called home education. 
It is a precious thing to have my children home with me. I am thankful to be able to give our children a Spirit-led education and a stress-free learning environment. Just what does a stress-free, Spirit-led homeschool look like? 
It looks like this:
  • A home where the pillars of true education stand on the firm foundation of the Word of God.
  • Prayer happening in school, with the teacher, and as a necessity, not an option.
  • A way of life and not a rigid set of cookie cutter rules or a set of boxed curriculum (unless I choose that!) 
  • Cuddling with a newborn, dancing with a toddler, and chatting with a teen.
  • Being there for all the milestones of each child with the whole family cheering each other on. 
  • Singing Scripture songs, learning Bible stories, and memorizing Scripture together.
  • Creating with clay, painting, or making cookies with my kids while listening to worship music.
  • Reading good books aloud to everyone and hearing them beg for just one more chapter!
  • Going to the park and playing tag or going to the library to find helpful resources and inspiration.
  • Trying science experiments and going for nature walks while observing the brilliance of God’s design.
  • Sitting around the family room and laughing with each other or just talking about whatever comes up.
  • Solving crises together and praying for others.
  • Watching my children learn and grow and develop their God-given abilities.
It looks like . . . experiencing life, and life in Christ—together
Whether you are taking a breather from academics right now or getting some in before Christmas, remember to be thankful that you are blessed to have your children home where they belong.
From a perspective of thanksgiving, I see that no matter how challenging, draining, exhausting, monotonous, or exciting homeschooling can be, I am thankful I am home where I belong and living the life God called me to live. And, I’d never want it any other way; I could never send my children away to experience this life with someone else. Because we are all home where we belong, we are learning and laughing and crying and playing and growing together.
This is God’s brilliant design, and I am so blessed and thankful for it! 
“It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: to shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night. For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.” Psalm 92:1-2; 4


Enjoying the journey,


 Michelle Osborn is the owner and founder of Yellow House Book Rental, specializing in providing homeschool curriculum for rent or purchase, as well as counseling and guidance for homeschool families. She is a wife of 30 years, a 22-year homeschool veteran, and mom of four amazing children. She and her husband absolutely adore their four grandchildren. Two of her children are now entrepreneurs, running their own businesses and doing quite well. Michelle’s passions include serving by leading worship at her church and encouraging homeschool moms through one on one, social media and speaking engagements. She has found her niche in helping parents homeschooling their teens through the high school years and on to pursue their dreams

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