Tips on making life easier for homeschool moms Volume 63, Program 9 10/20/2005
Just before Thanksgiving in 1998, Home School Heartbeat host Michael Farris was joined in the studio by his wife, Vickie, who had then begun her 17th year of homeschooling. The tried-and-true tips she shared can help you simplify your life today.
Vickie, I know that a lot of homeschooling moms sometimes just feel overwhelmed, that they have more to do than they can possibly do. But then they look at you and they say, "Well, you've been homeschooling now for 17 years, you've got 10 kids, you've got an incredibly busy husband and family life." I know you shared some things that you've relied on from Scripture. What else do you rely on to make sure that you can keep going through all that you have to do?
Well, another thing that keeps me going is a vision of what God is going to do through my children as they get older. I have imagined them as adults, walking with the Lord, being used by Him, raising their own godly families. So I look towards the future a lot, especially on the bad days. Another thing I've done is I've collected quotes to remind myself of how important it is to be a mother. Elisabeth Elliot has a wonderful quote; she says, "None of the gifts of my own life—not my "career" or my work or any other gift—is higher or more precious to me than that of being someone's mother." We need to remember that what we're doing is one of the highest and most important jobs that a woman can do.
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