Are You Doing Enough?

If you’ve been teaching your children at home for any amount of time, you’ve heard it. The whisper in the ear, the banging on your heart, the words that could only come from an enemy but sometimes sound like truth … “You’re not doing a good job … Your kids would be better off at school … you’re missing something …” I hear this a lot, especially from moms are just a few years into the marathon of homeschooling. I wanted to encourage anyone out there who might be battling this voice. So I wrote an article about it.  :-) You can read the first paragraph below, then hop over to Heart of the Matter Online to read the rest!

Twice this week I’ve had the privilege of having heart-to-heart phone calls with precious homeschool moms. I call it a privilege, of course, because phone calls are not something I get to enjoy very often, in my usually noisy house! In both cases, these moms expressed a secret fear … that somehow, they just weren’t doing “enough.” Both had fairly young children. Neither was being chased down by the authorities for missing paperwork or failing grades. Their husbands weren’t complaining that the kids weren’t learning enough. Still, the fear was there.

Why were they afraid? Where does that all-too-pervasive fear of “not doing enough” come from? I’d like to suggest a few things that all of us as homeschool moms need to be looking out for …

 

My advice to those precious moms can be found here. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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3 Responses to Are You Doing Enough?

  1. Heather Ashe says:

    Thanks for the article, Misty. Sometimes in the midst of the worries and insecurities, I find myself being unkind to my children and missing out on enjoying life together, learning together, being together. in the moment. whatever it is. I appreciate your encouragement so very much!

    • Anonymous says:

      You are very welcome, dear friend! I think we all need the reminder that this moment is all we have. And if we aren’t enjoying our children … we’re going to miss out on a very great gift. Love ya!

  2. The link goes to the blog, but not the article. Please let me know where to find it.

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