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Homeschooling with a twist of joy.

 Homeschooling was never something I envision myself doing. Last year when we decided to embark this new journey I thought that it was a short term kidda thing. Now that we are going on year two I find myself realizing that our homeschooling journey will consist of a lifelong journey. 

So how is homeschooling going? I often gets asked this. Honestly is going great. I love spending time with my kids. I enjoy looking up curriculum ideas and feeling in complete control of my kids teachings. I currently homeschool Emmett who is in1st grader, and a Amaya is in 5th grader. 

I love learning along side of them. I have learned more about the United States geography in the past 2 weeks than I ever learned in my lifetime in the public education system. Amaya has a love of learning that I treasure so much. 

I asked Amaya if she wanted to continue homeschooling this year and she immediately said yes! I have always been transparent with Amaya and I let her know that going back to school is always an option for her. Right now she wants to homeschool so that is what we are doing.

On the other hand, Emmett does not share the same joy for learning as Amaya. He loves to do things on his own terms. Emmett enjoys the freedom of homeschooling a bit to much and he is the king of not wanting to do things. It takes a lot of creativity on my part and research to get him to participate. 

I have learned a few things in the past year of homeschooling two kids that are the complete opposite of each other. 

I learned that

You need a whole lot of patience.

You do not need to know shit.

You do not need to stick with one curriculum.

Their are so many curriculum choices.

Do what works for your family. 

You will doubt yourself and your decision to homeschool at least once a week. 

Homeschooling is hard work and it takes dedication. 

Take days off. 

Have fun I mean it. 

Play with your kids, smile at them, have lots of cuddle times. 

My kids love cuddling on the bed and doing some reading in the comfort of mommy's arms. 

Their is no greater joy than spending time with your children, and to see the spark of joy on their eyes as they learn something new.

Welcome Back Update

It has been a while since I wrote anything.
Primarily because this last year has been a crazy, and hectic. Right?
We have bought and move to our new home, a new town, and of course COVID19all happen at the same time.
But as our life's get back to some normalcy I'm feeling better and I am feeling motivated.
I want to share it all with you guys my loyal followers.
Today I logged back into the blog to my surprise I check the STATs and you all still checking out the blog. It made me a bit sad to have left it this long and to not have kept up with it. My dearest apologies. 

This year our family made the decision to homeschool both Emmett and Amaya. 
Emmett is now finishing up Kindergarten and Amaya is finishing up fourth grade.
I am so excited to share our homeschool journey with you all. 
I have spent the last year figuring out the best way to teach our kids at home.
As we finish this year I find myself feeling so accomplished.
I have learned so much in the last year teaching my kids. I have learned what works and what does not. 
Our family has decided to continue our homeschool journey and the kids are very excited to have mommy as a teacher this upcoming year. 

Welcome Back!! Love always Erika