Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Prelude to Home School

Good morning, dear friends!

Many of you know that we home school and, while this hasn't always been the case, I am just loving it lately and I am finding thriving rhythms for both me and my kids.  I will be hosting an intro to home school morning in November.  If you live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, please email me if you're interested in coming out.  My plan is to go through a broad overview of the why's and encourage parents to shift their philosophy from education to parenting & home life.  I will also have a lot of resources, practical advice, and encouragement straight from the heart of God.  I'm praying for clarity for each of you, breakthrough in vision for your home, and wisdom from God for all of us.  

Until then, I wanted to pass along some websites & just a book or two that are excellent resources.  

Consultant & Speaker Carole Joy Seid
My mentor Carole Joy Seid has done seminars in Dallas that have radically impacted our home school philosophy, vision, and method.  Her website is here.  She has recently uploaded some cooking videos and just seeing her face and hearing her voice makes my heart soar.  You'll see her schedule (she's in Dallas this weekend!) and you can purchase her seminars, which come with her .pdf book lists.  Find "Listen to Carole" to hear an excellent radio interview and consider listening to it when you're prepping dinner tonight.  

Authors Raymond S. & Dorothy N. Moore.
This couple has written several books, most of which were published in the 1980s and 1990s.  My favorite is Home Grown Kids: A Practical Handbook for Teaching Your Children at Home. (Amazon or FW Library)  Easily followed by Better Late Than Early. (Amazon or FW Library)  Hard to find but the Fort Worth Library has both available on request.  

Home School & The Single Parent
I've had three interactions in the past month with single moms who are struggling with school options for their sweet children. This article includes links to 105 resources, websites, articles, and more to encourage the single mom or dad on their home school path.  It can be done!

I am looking forward to catching up with you soon and I would love to hear if you check out these resources!  Email me to get more details about the Prelude to Home School morning on November 2nd!

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