Wednesdays with Words: Seeing, Counseling, and Encouraging

I’m going to ask you to endulge me once again by sharing some of my own words for Wednesdays with Words.

My friend Amy Milcic, who blogs at Busy Boys Brigade, asked me to participate in her 20 Days of Homeschooling Encouragement Blog Party and my post goes live today.

When she asked me, I was curious what I’d write. My first thought was “Homeschooling is hard.” Not so encouraging, you know?

But that started off a meditation on how, yes, Homeschooling is hard work, but, I remind myself – I speak to myself – that Homeschooling is valuable work.

So, that’s what my post is about, Homeschooling is Hard (Yet Valuable!) Work

From that post, I wanted to share this – preaching to myself:

Seeing their wonder, excitement, and struggles; counseling them in the midst of their temper tantrums, frustrations, and successes; encouraging them in their joy and sorrow are all privileges for the homeschool mom.  

I hope you hop over to Busy Boys Brigade, read the rest, and are encouraged. It was good to remind myself of these things.



  1. I linked up for the first time today. I hope that's ok. I'm a new blogger. I can't figure out how to get the button for the link-up. *facepalm*

    1. Welcome to blossom! And, of course it's OK! Right click on the square, "save image as" then download to your PC. Upload it into any of your posts … glad to have you along!

  2. That is so timely, because that's one of my take-aways from the MP conference: homeschooling is hard. It's not just hard for me, it's hard for all of us. But that doesn't mean we give up and do something easier. We can find ways to work through the hard stuff. But it's okay to acknowledge that it IS hard, and it's worth it.

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