Thursday, January 30, 2014

Blogging Helps me be a Better Homeschooling Mom

Really it is true, blogging helps me be a better homeschooling mom. No, it is not a trick to keep me blogging or a way to justify my blogging though I might have to write about how to fit blogging in with all the other responsibilities of life. Seriously there are ways that blogging helps me be a better homeschooling mom.

1. My blog has given me a sense of accountability - Writing a week review or wrap-up as well as some of the link-ups has given me a bit of accountability. If I mention something we begin, then I think about how I need to report that we have finished it. One week I mentioned that we needed to start a new read aloud. I did think the next week that I need to start and let everyone reading my blog know what book we began. The weekly wrap-up posts help me be accountable.

2. Keeping the blog updated with things we do, and even some of the struggles helps me to remember and have a record. I try to keep my portfolio document updated but sometimes I forget things and so my blog helps me to remember some of the things we have done in the school year. At times I have mentioned math struggles and as I look back through I see patterns of some of our struggles. My blog helps me remember what we have done or areas we have struggled as well as ways we have improved.

3. I have been encouraged through comments of readers as they share ideas of what has helped them or their child. Those comments at times give me a community, others that understand, are doing the same thing. While I have been encouraged, I hope that you are encouraged as well reading my blog.

See there are a number of ways that blogging helps me be a better homeschooler. What ways has blogging helped you be a better homeschooler.

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  1. I enjoy reading about your homeschooling and I'm not a homeschooler. :)

    1. Sheila, I think you have been my longest follower. I am glad that you enjoy reading about our adventures.

  2. Hello, Beth! So happy you stopped by my blog...and so thankful to meet you! God bless you in your homeschooling journey. I have often said that nothing has ever helped me more spiritually than having a child. Knowing I am responsible for his soul and his spiritual upbringing and foundation makes me ever so cautious as to my own walk with the Lord. I can see how the blogging can keep you accountable concerning homeschooling. So thankful to read your thoughts and words. Hope we can enjoy many more "visits" together. God bless you, Cheryl P.S. I am your newest follower. :)

  3. Your posts are always a blessing and an inspiration. Blogging helps me listen to the Holy Spirit's promptings and teachings, as I sit and reflect and respond to what he has spoken.

  4. Blogging helps me to keep track of what we have done, and it is a way to share with family and friends too. It is also, as you say, a way of being accountable. This past fall was bad for our homeschool, with a bumper harvest that needed to be processed. Now we are working hard and things are going very well, and it's a joy to reflect on that each week.

    Blogging has also helped me be aware of other resources and if I catch myself writing over and over that something does not work, it occurs to me that I should perhaps change something.



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