Hello great big world, here I am once again, choosing to share some thoughts with you dear reader. Next month will be 16 years since my husband and I started down the path of being parents. The growing and learning for our son as well as for us has just kept on a steady speed since April 18th. About two years later we were blessed with a little girl to add to our little family. Since there are usually more than one answer to the question, “why?” I will move on to my point for this particular post which is home schooling the two growing blessings we have in our care rather than the number of growing blessings. *smile*
During our two to three years of getting to know each other, or as we call it “quarting” season of life we talked about how we thought it best if one parent could stay home with the children while the other financially provided for the family. This being said, I attended community college studying clerical mostly but added in some accounting (transposition of numbers is a bad talent to have in that line of work by the way) and some music classes. All the while my husband with already one community college degree under his belt and nearly a second went on to study engineering. I ended up not finishing a certificate much less an associates degree and he completed his engineering degree and has been blessed with work, even through a pandemic. Machines still need to run from the waste water plants to the food and beverage machines. While we were in this season of beginning our life as a married couple we waited to have children because he honestly didn’t have time to be a dad, anyone who is in college or has been in college knows how much time is needed to study at that level of course work.*small smile*
Fast forward eight years and we are parents of two growing blessings living on about 3/4 of an acre with chickens, goats, a dog, and some cats. With about four of five yeas of research on my part, and a lot of prayer, we believed home school was the best path for our family. Both of our kids could read simple books at the age of three and were on a good start to their educational path. Along the way we have used a curriculum from Rod and Staff (which is my favorite) and Christian Light Education for their High School years. My full thoughts on those two programs is also quite lengthy and not the point of this post, so we shall keep moving. *smile*
As we come to a close, our nearly 16 year old is slowly finishing his final math class with his dad in the evenings around house remodeling projects but has all of his other work done for his accredited christian high school diploma and his sister who is two years younger is finishing up her second year of math with dad around house remodeling projects but has gone ahead and started into her third year of high school English and Bible as well as continuing to make her way through her electives. This being said, they are both nearly done with their home school experience and once their curriculum is complete and they’ve taken a close out test (we plan to have them take the SAT for college purposes) they will be scholastically ready to head to wherever the Lord calls them be that to trade school, community college, four year college, or working outside the home to contribute to society in a positive way. This leads me back to my title, “Home Schooling Only Two”.
This May I will turn 42 and haven’t worked outside the home in about 18 years and am not looking at how our first born is supposed to apply for jobs and am seeing how much the world has changed in these 18 years. So many people work from home or change jobs more often than I thought reasonable. People are taking their families and living in RVs while hustling this diet drink, these amazing essential oils, or some other pyramid (pampered chef) type products. Back in my day ladies did home parties for Tupperware and pampered chef today they sell their products on the internet and make a “brand” for them selves that is put on mugs, shirts, and tote bags (like we all need more things in our homes or something). Now I am trying to get out of my mind’s box about how to get a job and give our two teens “freedom” or “independence” while I look for a way to work from home doing what I absolutely love, helping kids grow in their confidence when it comes to reading. I don’t want to “hustle” anyone, I honestly want to help children with their reading. I would love to help parents who are just beginning their home school journey.
All of this being said, wrapping my mind around how young people make money today seems so backward from the way I had thought money was made. I have seen so much change in people and the way they “connect” in my short time here on earth and though I have my ideas as to why this is happening I think the way people make money has a role, of some size, to play in this.
My question to you dear reader is, does the idea of working from home make sense in your line of work? How would you, or do you, make money by blogging or on Instagram?
Thank you for making the time to read my thoughts here and for making the time to comment. Have a wonderful day remembering to pray always. Sincerely, Mommy of two growing blessings & so much more!