Friday, February 8, 2013


  Do I Really Need Patience to Homeschool?

I find it to be so funny when people tell me that I have to have an abundance of patience to be able to homeschool my daughter. Being able to homeschool really has nothing to do with patience and everything to do with what my husband and I believe is the best educational experience for our child. Having her at home all day definitely has its challenges since I do not have an opportunity to get a break, but I believe the positives outweigh the negatives.  I love having the opportunity to spend every minute with her and teach her what I believe to be truth. I love learning with her (which by the way happens quite often) and participating in the whole learning experience with her. It's so much fun to see when she "gets" something and how excited she becomes. I believe this experience brings us closer. Even though we have our tough times and I sometimes contemplate the thought of placing her in a traditional school environment, I would not trade this for the world. I love to homeschool my daughter and it's the right decision for us.   

These are pictures of some of the cool stuff we have been able to do this school year.

Dressed as a Roman woman

Romans 12:12 

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Galatians 6:9 

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Romans 8:25 

But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. 

Ephesians 4:2 

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Ecclesiastes 7:9 

Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.

1 Corinthians 13:4 

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 

Romans 5:4

And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

James 1:19 

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;


  1. Awesome to read this. I homeschool my 5 year old and have a 2 year old as well. It is hard having them with me constantly but I have to keep remembering it is definitely the best thing for them. Like you say, the positives outweigh the negatives. I also sometimes contemplate sending her to school, but a homeschooling friend of mine says 'it may be easier, but it would not be better.' And I think in a lot of ways, sending her to school would not be easier, it would bring more and different problems! Anyway, I'll stop before I write a novel here! Also, the scriptures are great, I should hang them up and read them every day. Actually, I'm typing them out right now!

  2. Very sweet post. You are right, it isn't about patience as the Lord equips us with everything we need. It is about what God calls us to do!

  3. If homeschooling boiled down to patience, {clearing throat} I would not be a homeschool mom. I am not an overly patient person, but I can't imagine my kids anywhere but home...all-day-long...every-day!!

    1. i'm not patient either but i would not change this experience for anything in the world. :)

  4. I think as we realize we lack patience, and allow God to move through us, He gives us the patience we need. I know in of myself I would never be able to homeschool.