I have heard it time and time again. Apparently the ever so helpful blogs we all love to read, and the ever so perfect Pinterest boards are causing moms everywhere to feel defeated and less than. The homeschoolers look like they have the perfect schedule going on for their kids. Their curriculum choices are flawless. Everyone is finished by 2:00 pm on the dot. They have immaculate homeschool rooms that are a designer’s dream.
News Flash you are only seeing the highlights of the week. You aren’t seeing the behind the scenes of the day. You aren’t seeing that child throw a temper tantrum over having to do their math. You aren’t seeing the science project fall apart and become a huge mess. You aren’t seeing everyone running around in their jams come lunch time, or the fact that dinner is about to be on the table and we are scrambling to finish our grammar for the day.
Our homeschool is a day by day process. Are all of our days something that I want to write about? Um no! But, I don’t ever want a homeschool mom to give up because she feels she isn’t doing a good enough job. The job requirements for a homeschool mom do not require that we are perfect. Know that all those amazing homeschool bloggers have the same kind of days that you do. The days when they want to send everyone to bed and start fresh tomorrow.
Your homeschool may not look like mine, and mine doesn’t look like the next mom’s. We need to be confident in who we are and what God has called us to do in our homes. We can’t play the comparison game with our children’s learning needs. I hate to think that there are moms out there who felt they couldn’t keep up and so they quit. Every single one of us is equipped with everything we need to have a successful homeschool journey. The Holy Spirit. He is right there walking this journey with us.
He is really all we need. If the only thing I had to teach my children day in and day out is the Holy Spirit…I am confident in His ability. Knowing that He knows every little thing they need. So relax, stop comparing, and enjoy the greatest gift ever.