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How to Thrive and Not Just Survive Your Homeschool Journey

by Tina von Hatten

A mom sets the tone of the home for her whole family. It is an important role that no one should have to face alone. 

The journey of a homeschool family can at times be overwhelming, exciting, and sometimes a giant mess. 

I’ve made it my goal in this life is to build a community that is encouraging and one that helps families reach their full potential and help them to live life abundantly.

The journey

I remember the early years of my homeschool journey. I was overwhelmed by everything. It wasn’t as if I had always dreamed of homeschooling my children. I hadn’t. 

At the time, I had just moved to a new country, we had no friends and every internet search left me more confused than I had been before.

I had no idea how to choose a curriculum, what style of education I wanted to implement, or how to cram in cooking, cleaning, and visits to the playground. 

I don’t think Facebook existed at the time. I thought that I had to wade through this new lifestyle all on my own. I am not going to lie, the beginning was tough.

I hope to encourage and inspire other moms to dig deep and create a life for their families that not only involves academics but also encourages growth, exploration, and seeking beauty. 

Life can be messy

Can I share something with you? My life is often a hot mess. I don’t have it all together, I don’t have it all figured out. I really don’t. 

My house gets messy, the laundry piles up, someone gets sick, the schoolwork gets neglected and yet, I still have hope.

I have a secret that I want to share with you: no one’s life is perfect! Not a single one.

But, even though I knew this was true, deep in my heart, I always thought everyone’s life was better than mine. 

This was one of my greatest struggles growing up and to be honest, I sometimes still struggle with this.  

But as Anne Shirley says, “Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it.”

The same can be said about the journey of homeschooling. Tomorrow is always a new day. I can find comfort in that. 

Everyone has bad days or weeks, or even months. Yet, we mustn’t lose hope. There is always hope. Here are some ways to help turn a bad day into a good one.

I am here to help enjoy the journey, to offer a hand when it gets tough, and to cheer you on.

Living life abundantly

Tomorrow is the day we start over, try something new, go easy on ourselves or even push a little harder. 

When we have faith that we are doing our best and show up even when we want to give up, we grow in strength and in virtue. 

Not fretting over the small stuff and putting relationships first is the key to success. 

The best gift we can give to ourselves and our families is to not beat ourselves up or compare our journey to someone else’s. It is then that we have the opportunity to live abundantly. 

I invite you to build a life that is lived abundantly. Together we will pursue excellence, encounter beauty, and explore the world building strong relationships with our families and friends.

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