Summer is still in effect in our home and I am in full swing of planning for the coming year. Before summer started, I was anxious and stressed, but I have found my joy again. I was so stressed that I actually considered putting my kids back into public school. For us, this was huge, because I am completely against public school for our family. Just the thought of putting them back in made me slightly depressed. I knew I had to do something but didn’t know what. Ultimately, after much thought and prayer, we have decided to give the Charlotte Mason approach a try.
If I’m being completely honest I really didn’t want to research CM at first. I was bitter, because what I was doing was not working, and anytime I saw someone else happy, I just wanted to cringe. However, the thought of replacing textbooks with “living books” is really what intrigued me to check it all out. Somehow, reading a story to my child doesn’t seem as daunting as completing text lessons.
While I have regretful thoughts about not starting sooner, I am trying not to dwell on the past. I’m actually happy that I can document the start of our new adventure on my blog for other homeschoolers who might be interested. I believe, the recent changes regarding vaccines and the imposing of laws that go against our Creator, will bring more homeschoolers in the coming years. What’s happening in the world is scary but it’s also a blessing in disguise and it will bring more families home to educate their children in His ways. I’m excited to start this new journey and share it, but for now I’m gonna slow down and enjoy these last few days of our summer!