Homeschooling Baldwin Park California 2018-06-06T23:37:44+00:00

Homeschooling Baldwin Park, California

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If you are one of the many of families looking for an alternative to the liberal Baldwin Park public schools you’re not alone! Great Homeschool Conventions is the top rated source of Homeschooling in Baldwin Park, California. We provide nationally recognized Home School Curriculum, Programs, Textbooks, Materials, Lesson Plans, Resources, and the best conferences you will ever attend! If this is your first step towards homeschooling, we will come see you with open arms. As many who live in Baldwin Park California and are interested in homeschooling, you probably have many questions about how homeschooling works in Baldwin Park, California.

The most popular question we get asked is Can you homeschool in CA? It is hard to believe that the state of California allows homeschooling. However, given the amount of regulation we can interpret that California is not a home school friendly place. Nevertheless mom and dad’s who seek the best education for their children are now choosing homeschooling more than ever before. Several California-based publications have acused Great Homeschool Conventions of pushing the homeschooling agenda, as with all fake news, we have never said that homeschooling is better but if this the direction you are leaning towards we want to make certain you have the best resources at your disposal.

Homeschooling Materials in Baldwin Park, California

Getting good homeschooling curriculum, programs, textbooks, materials, lesson plans, and resources in Baldwin Park, CA can be tricky. Possibly that is why our conferences are such a hit. Here you’ll be able to commingle from well-known experts like Sarah Mackenzie, Ed Zaccaro, and Alice Reinhardt as well as some of the top vendors of home school curriculum, programs, textbooks, and lesson plans. After putting all the negative objections aside our goal is that your kids get the most complete education possible. Americans have more choices than their counterparts in Canada and the United Kingdom. Those are public school, private school, and home school. But, given that the US ranks 28th on average in education many parents are looking for alternative options. For many of stay-at-home parents private school is out of their reach making homeschool the only choice. For additional info on how Great Homeschool Conventions can help you get started with home school for your kids, please stop by out our blog.

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Making Room for Mom

There’s a moment in a well-crafted talk when the speaker can feel their audience lean into the message. Perhaps not physically, but emotionally, with rapt attention, inclining their hearts forward, with a desire to understand and apply the teaching.

The world’s best orator I am not, but there is a message I regularly speak to mom’s groups that has hit a tender nerve in the homeschooling community, simply titled “Fitting Mom Back into Motherhood.”

And the ladies lean in, because it’s all too common that we lose ourselves in the midst of our long (albeit blessed) homeschooling days.

We lose ourselves

You and I, we know the basics of simple self-care, and the importance of our own soul-care, but the common tendency is to lose track of our health—our diet and exercise, that trip to the dentist (not to mention the visit to the hair salon we so desperately need), and good rest. Add home-educating our children to our already-full plates, and there’s a tendency to slip into a dark season where we lose more than our health. We lose ourselves.

More than physical and spiritual wellness, it’s possible for a woman to forget the deep well of her own beautiful design.

Most homeschool moms are sincerely clever when it comes to helping their children unearth the treasures hidden deep within them! She mines for them, as if for gold! And she praises her God for knitting her children together so exceptionally well, singing over them:

For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
—Psalm 139:13–14, ESV

And yet (and this is when my audience leans in), those verses above weren’t written about our children. Those verses above were written in the first person, by a man after God’s own heart, about himself!

Dear homeschooling moms, you are fearfully- and wonderfully-wrought children of God too!

I see you each year at the Great Homeschool Conventions, poring over book tables, carefully scouring the booths, faithfully choosing curriculum that fits the fearful and wonderful design of each of your children. Good job! Well done!  You are a wonderful mom and a wonderful teacher too.

We forget that God made us fearfully and wonderfully

But, here’s my question: “What about you?” Because God did a marvelous job when He made you too. Whether He gave you a love for the great outdoors, for hiking, or planting in your garden. Or if He made you a story-teller and a poet, a photographer, or a seamstress. Did you used to love going to the theatre, listening to Debussy on balmy summer days as you served homemade peach lemonade to your loved ones? Did you used to delight in dinner parties and dancing? Or knitting with needles?

These things, large or small, ordinary or extraordinary, are part of your God-design. And you’re His kid!

Perhaps God stitched you together with a sensitive heart that is easily moved when reading good books. You used to love books, and trips to the orchestra, and working on quilts and preserving summer jams and vine-grown marinara.

We need to make room for something we enjoy

Well, here’s my charge: You need to find a way to fit yourself back into your busy family life again. You need it, and your children need to see you delight in your own learning and self-expression if they will ever take their own to heart. What’s more, your husband needs you to delight in your life beyond everyone else’s delighting too! He fell in love with you before babies, before child-rearing and homeschooling and lesson planning took over your dining room table and all your brain-space.

So here’s your assignment today: as you set your children’s assignments out upon their desks, or at the kitchen table, or on the patio picnic table…

  • Search your fearfully- and wonderfully-made heart and recall what you once loved to do. And jot it down.
  • Make a plan to do one simple thing this season to delight again in your own passions and pleasures.

Oh, I know it’s hard to fit those passions into the practical places of parenting, but I believe that you’ll find that the passion actually fuels the practical work before you!

Here near the beginning of another homeschool year, pouring out into the inspired little people God has put in your home, I want to remind you that God did a wonderful job when He wove you together: fearfully and wonderfully!

This isn’t about “If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” This is about you getting a little exercise and getting to your annual doctor’s appointment and finding a way to fit time in God’s Word into your busy homeschool routine. And this is about the God-design stitched intentionally into your fibers long ago.

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
—Ephesians 2:10, ESV

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