First of all, I never dreamed of homeschooling my children. In fact, if anyone would have told me I would be a stay at home mom, I would have cringed at the suggestion. I had never been exposed to stay at home moms and figured they should get a babysitter and send their kids to school like the rest of society. I was extremely judgmental and the “perfect” parent before having children.
I wasn’t exposed to homeschool children until I met a friend who had decided to homeschool her daughter for kindergarten. She wanted to spend that year getting to know her daughter’s learning style in order to help better assist the teachers with her daughter’s education. I thought this was a pretty smart idea and 10 years later when my daughter Jayda was ready for kindergarten, I decided to do the same thing.
I figured, kindergarten would be a breeze. I had already taught her how to read and write when she was 3 ½ years old so by the time she was in kindergarten I felt very good about my decision to keep her home. It was such a wonderful experience and my daughter continued to excel, so when the time came for first grade, I decided to continue with her education. By the time the other kids were school aged, I knew this was the right educational path for all of them.
Murray Homeschool Academy
I have been a homeschool educator since 2008. Here I blog about our educational experience and hope you can learn something from our journey.