In one word, encouragement. I find it encouraging to look back through blog posts and see what we have been through and accomplished in a year. For some reason I'm a dreadful journal writer, inconsistent, with gaping holes where entire weeks or months are missing. I find blogging to be more compelling. I enjoy it, even if no one else ever reads a word I write.
I also want to keep a record of these mundane, holy, beautifully overwhelming days teaching and raising my children. There is more happening in my home in one week than I could ever remember a year or five years from now, unless I write it down. I love hearing stories of the past and want my children to have a record to read to their grandchildren of their growing up years.
I also hope others find my posts encouraging. Homeschooling is a big adventure, as is mothering a large family. I know how much I have benefitted at being a fly on the wall of someone else's homeschool through reading their blog. I get ideas of what might work for my family - and what might not.
What will you find here at Homeschooling Large Family Style?
A little bit of everything! Writing is my way to decompress, to spill out all the thoughts and ideas bouncing around in my mind. I'm a bit random and repetitive because I value routine. Our days often proceed one after another in an orderly, predictable fashion. If you find that boring don't feel obligated to continue reading. I promise it won't offend me in the slightest!
If you are interested in seeing some of the day to day life in a large homeschooling family you have come to the right place. We have always homeschooled our children. It's been a grand adventure full of more blessings and stretching moments than I ever thought possible. I've learned more teaching my children than I ever learned in school.
You will also soon find out that I'm opinionated about what is right for me and my family. No, I don't think everyone should homeschool, have 9 children, or eat dark chocolate. I do believe that homeschooling is the best option for my family and that every family should choose the best educational option for their children. I do believe that children are always a blessing from God and am grateful for each of mine. As for dark chocolate - I'm glad to be the only one in my house that loves it because then nobody eats my chocolate.