As a homeschooler, my greatest challenge was also my greatest joy: spending all day, everyday, with my kids. I loved learning with them, seeing their faces light up when they mastered something and finding ways to tailor the learning to their strengths.
But it wasn’t all fingerpaint and field trips. It was also finding ways to teach three grades at once and make the learning challenging without becoming overwhelming. Not to mention sibling rivalry and the occasional outright refusal to engage.
Homeschooling is as tough as it is glorious. I had six wonderful years with my kids before life threw us a giant curveball and I had to find a job. I’ve never regretted those years.
Now I find life has brought me full circle and I am back in the homeschool arena, not as a teaching parent but as an author of clean, fun novels and picture books that I hope will inspire kids to explore their world and discover their purpose.
As a parent, what kind of books are you looking for? Where do you go to find engaging, fun and wholesome stories for your students?