Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The One Homeschooling Item I Couldn't Live Without
So this morning, like every other morning I hop on facebook and see this cool link-up about My Favorite Homeschooling Item from one of my most favorite blogs...House Unseen. And, I think to myself...Hmm...I wonder what my favorite homeschooling item is? And, I thought and thought and thought...and realized that the one thing I couldn't homeschool without are my friends and homeschooling community.
Is that sappy or what? Totally, totally sappy.' But, also totally, totally true. I really couldn't homeschool without my friends or a strong homeschool community. I need the support and encouragement...I really, really need it.
Let's face it...homeschooling can be tough. There are many days when I just want to throw up my hands and throw everyone in school. But, I don't...because I know there are other moms going through the exact same thing...and we support and encourage and help each other. I NEED that support and community.
It is so wonderful to be able to meet up with other moms at the park, or coops or field trips or moms nights out. It is so wonderful for my kids to have lots and lots of other friends. And, it is so wonderful that there is this whole community out there of other families that I can reply on for support and help and friendship and field trips and park days.
Homeschoolers tend to be a pretty diverse bunch...and in our homeschooling journey, we've met all types. And, for the most part...they are all wonderful people.
When we moved down to Florida, one of the first things I did was look up the local homeschooling groups and join a few. When we move to our next..as..yet.to.be.determined location, I know that is one of the first things I will do there as well.
So, here's to all my fellow homeschooling mom friends...those I had in Rhode Island, those I have in Florida and those I've only met in that mysterious world called the internet. Thank you for your support and encouragement and friendship. Thank you for keeping me SANE.