Raising our children at home 24/7 is quite the vocation. It requires inner strength, or as we call it "God's Grace." Each child is taken as a seedling, planted and nurtured right here in our home garden, watered with God's graces. One day God can harvest the fruit and let it sweeten the lives of others.
As a child, I wore a mustard seed with a bible verse [Mark 30-32]around my neck. I pondered the fragility and potential of that little seed. What amazing potential did I have, and now what of the potential of our children!? In high school, my favorite quote was: "When you take the time to do the things you have to do when you have to do them; the time will come when you can do the things you want to do when you want to do them!" - Zig Zigler
So we're taking the time to enrich our childrens' lives, so that they can someday be sent into the world not just as educated citizens - but more so messengers of God. It often takes all my energy and will power to get out of bed each day and have everyone at home depending upon me to entertain with lessons and activities. But I know the end result will be our confidence in knowing we did everything we could to give our children the best Catholic Education WE could provide.
I don't know that I'll ever retire from being a teacher to my family, and I don't want to wait until my husband retires and our children are all grown before we really live our life. Homeschooling allows us to live now, love better now, and give praise and thanks to God now for all that we currently enjoy.
Yes, a sort of censorship I suppose, but why not. Why not protect your children from the horrible things we so sadly were exposed to growing up? I will not barracade them from reality, rather spend their youth teaching them how to defend themselves from it - so when we release them into the real world at an appropriate age (18-22 years) that they will have the proper "armor" to make it.
I would love to answer any questions or comments you have about this topic. Come see what it's all about every spring at the MN Catholic Home Education Conference. Or read more on my blog about Homeschooling.
Our Primary Curriculum
Catholic Preschool Curriculum
Seton is an excellent curriculum! We use it for some subjects.
More resources listed at the bottom of this blog website.