Every family who chooses to homeschool is asked this question, and there is almost always a different answer. In today’s episode, Jenn Bryant tells her story about deciding to come home after years of working full-time and the intentional process of making the decision to homeschool.

Listen to the Full Episode Below

Jenn’s story about transitioning home from full-time work

Losing Myself: How One Working Mom Finally Came Home

Finding Myself: How One Working Mom Found Her Purpose at Home

Resources Mentioned in this Episode 

Classical Conversations

Reasons to Homeschool

Every family situation is different, and your path to homeschooling will not look like mine. But when we begin to share our doubts, fears, and the risks we take, we feel a little less alone.

Here are some of the most common reasons why parents decide to homeschool:

  • Kids struggle in certain subjects and need more support
  • Kids excel in certain subjects and need time and space to perform well
  • Schools in the area cannot give my kids what they need
  • Too much negative influence in the public school system
  • Cannot afford higher quality education of private schools
  • Better connection / bonding / family time
  • Freedom to travel and more time to pursue interests
  • Military family, moves often and needs continuity in schooling

Some families transition, some start homeschooling from the beginning. Wherever you start this beautiful journey, you are not in it alone.

One of the most important steps we ever took was to surround ourselves with other homeschooling families. We needed people who had walked this road before us.

If you are not sure about choosing to homeschool, it’s okay. You will probably be unsure every day. The only thing we can be sure of is the strength God gives us to keep choosing the best for our kids. When He calls you to homeschool, He will equip you for that calling.

Homeschooling Resource Books

teaching from rest
the core leigh a. bortins
the well-trained mind susan wise bauer jessie wise
the unhurried homeschooler
for the childrens sake Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
By |2019-03-06T23:49:05+00:00October 27th, 2018|Podcast|1 Comment

About the Author:

Jennifer Bryant is the wife of a good man and mother of two precious kids. Her favorite things include, reading, organizing, blogging, singing with her kids, laughing out loud with her husband, and making food for people. She lives in Honolulu, Hawaii and dreams of taking her family on marvelous adventures across the globe. In the meantime, she blogs about life and family, and encourages others to build practical skills for healthy communication, simple living, and discover their awesomeness. Read more of her posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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  1. […] This is also my story, and after joining the ranks of home educators, I began to receive mixed responses from public school teachers about learning at home. Some asked with a crooked look and a raised eyebrow why I would choose to do that. But most smiled and said they wish they could have stayed home with their kids. (Listen to more about our own homeschool story here.) […]

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