Hi! I’m Wendy, and I’m an unorganized scatterbrain. There, I said it. But I have good news! I’m unorganized and homeschooling! As a matter of fact, this is my 19th year of homeschooling, I have two homeschool graduates and am currently homeschooling my youngest child, and I am evidence that even imperfect moms (very imperfect!) can homeschool and be successful at it.
This month as we get back into our homeschool routines after taking a break over the holidays, I want to remind you that you can do this! Honestly. In fact, let’s do it together!
This month we will share some articles and information to help you get organized and get off to a strong start during this new year. Does that mean you’ll be perfect and the remainder of your homeschool year will go off without a hitch? Nope! This is real life! But we can do this together.
My house isn’t always clean. I don’t always have dinner ready when my husband gets home from work. My kids don’t always say the right things or behave nicely in front of others. But guess what? I’m a real person just like you! I’m imperfect. I get tired. I forget to be thankful for my blessings. I fuss too much at my children. I don’t always set a good example. But each day, each month, each new year is a chance to start over. To pick up where we left off and begin again.
So don’t worry if your first day back at homeschooling is a little disorganized and chaotic. Don’t worry if your Christmas tree is still up. Don’t worry if you have leftover Christmas cookies for breakfast. (Please tell me I’m not the only one!!!) It will be ok. You CAN be unorganized and homeschooling at the same time.
I’m here for you. All of us here at Hip Homeschool Moms are here for you. We want to inspire you, challenge you, support you, share information with you, and help you be the best mom, wife, teacher, and person that you can be. We want to be a place you can come for advice, information, answers, and support. I’m not perfect. We’re not perfect. But I’ve learned over my 19 years of homeschooling that perfection isn’t really what we need. Love, support, determination, and hard work are what we need to succeed.
So as you begin this new year and as you pick back up with your homeschooling, we want to hear from you. We want to be here for you. We want to know what you need and how we can help you.
What do you want to learn more about? What kinds of resources do you need? Are there questions we can help you answer? Please leave your comments, questions, and suggestions for how we can help you in the comments. We don’t have all the answers, but we can work together to help you find what works for you and your family.
Trust me. If I can do it, so can you!
It’s my prayer that you and your family enjoy a happy and healthy 2017! Let’s do this together!