Hi, I’m Brittney.
I’m passionate about helping parents become confident in their role as primary teachers of their children. When my oldest was young I felt unsure about sending him to public school. The older he got, the more concerns I had about the experience he would have a public school. Yet it seems that most of our society takes public school in stride without much thought, I felt unsure about choosing a different path for him.
By the time he was 4 1/2 I had prayed enough to set my worries aside. God had confirmed to me that homeschool was the right choice for us (but I won’t say that it’s the best choice for everyone!). Meanwhile, I still had lots of questions. To read how I got answers to those, read Making the Decision to Homeschool.
A few months later I felt this nudging from God to start a blog. It took a lot of faith, but I finally dove in. I wasn’t sure what I was going to write at first, but I trusted God and wrote the things on my heart.
Lately, I have been working on a guide for parents to help their children develop faith and skills needed to fulfill their divine missions. We focus on one principle every month, and it has been so refreshing to have one main focus every month. Read about the guide here: How to Teach Your Children Values
And download the guide here: Becoming Guide
If you’re an overwhelmed parent/caregiver/person, I hope you can find hope here. When my oldest was younger, I often felt overwhelmed. I felt like the world expected me to teach them reading, math, social skills, and physical coordination. And I sometimes felt the expectations were higher for homeschooled kids. I only had one school-aged kid, so he should be light-years ahead of the curve, right? Some of the young homeschool kids I knew, certainly were! And while I couldn’t see anything necessarily wrong with that, it didn’t feel right for our family. Trying to keep track of all the things had me getting overwhelmed quick.
I long-believed that my motherhood was closely linked with God, so I turned to him. I asked him what I needed to do. He has led me step-by-step through mothering and homeschooling my kids.
For us, it is all about simplicity. I know in my heart, in my spirit, in myself, that the most important lessons are family ties, faith, creativity, confidence, social-emotional development. That is where our focus is. When creativity leads to math–great! But if it doesn’t, I don’t stress. We’ll get there eventually.
Even if you have a more rigorous path, I hope you will find ways to create balance by reading here. I’m learning a lot as I read and learn about education, human development, childhood, and parenthood. The more I learn the more I want to share with other parents. To read some of the things I’ve learned check out these posts:
To see more about the journey my kids and I are on to focus more on value-based learning in the early years, read: