Homeschooling/Brick & Mortar


I have homeschooled for 20 years. I have graduated 4 children from homeschooling. I have learned a lot about myself and grown with my children. Homeschooling for us was a lifestyle. We are always learning as a family.

Brick & Mortar

I have had some of our children in private & public school. I actually taught 1 year at a private school while 7 of our children attended. I enjoy many things about brick and mortar schools.

5 Likes and 5 Dislikes for homeschool and brick & mortar


  1. The growth in my relationship with our children.
  2. Can spend more quality teaching time one on one.
  3. You are in control of your children's environment.
  4. Don't have to be rushed in learning, especially math.
  5. Homeschooling becomes a lifestyle that all family members benefit from.


  1. It takes time for planning.
  2. I can often feel overwhelmed quickly if I am handling daily life interruptions like handling finances or a car breaking down etc.
  3. The thoughts that can creep in, such as, I am not doing enough or they are not learning enough or thinking they will be behind.
  4. Do I have what it takes to teach our children because I am not good in math?
  5. The neighbors sometimes want to be nosy.

Likes for Brick & Mortar

  1. It is a set schedule everyday.
  2. I like uniforms ( I have only attended schools that have uniforms).
  3. Do more field trips.
  4. Offer more electives than I had time for like Art and Spanish.
  5. Learn what it is like to get along with difficult classmates.

Dislikes for Brick & Mortar

  1. Crowd control in large classrooms.
  2. The misbehaving child always gets the attention even if it is negative.
  3. The children that behave usually don't get a reward or recognized.
  4. Can teach children that grades are the most important.
  5. I don't have control over the classroom or what is being said from other children.

You can listen to the podcast Ellen Mongan and I did called 'Getting Ready for School' just click on the link below.

"Families that work together stay together" Michael & Debbie Pearl

omeschool or Not

Schooling at home has actually been a lifestyle for our family. It was a calling for our family. However, there were times in our journey that it was too overwhelming for my mind to handle and the Lord always made a way for us. You have to choose what works best for your family. Here are five steps I took to asses our situation.

  1. Pray.
  2. Make a list of what is overwhelming.
  3. Evaluate the list for what is in your control and not in your control.
  4. Talk your concerns over with hubby.
  5. Go with peace.

Psalm 27:7 "Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud: be gracious to me and answer me! "