Welcome! I’m very excited to participate in The Homeschool Village’s Playdate. Let me introduce myself. I’m Cindy ~wife, mother, homeschooler, domestic goddess wannabe, and I am somewhat of a crafty gal. I’m currently homeschooling my daughter, Emily (8) and my son, Aiden (4).
Sorry, no family picture, I like to stay on the picture taking side of the camera!
My story as a stay at home, homeschooling mom began about 6 years ago. My daughter was almost 2, and I was working full time at a bank as an Assistant Vice President, in charge of Human Resources and Compliance. I put in LONG hours and I was dedicated to my job. In December 2004, my husband and I were so excited to find out that I was pregnant. At our second doctors appointment we discovered that we lost the baby. I was miserable! Work no longer seemed important, my daughter was growing up so fast, and our life was always in hurry up mode! I believe God has a purpose in EVERYTHING. He was calling me to rethink my priorities and stay home. My husband and I talked about all the pros and cons. A big con was the loss of a paycheck (1/2 to be exact). We decided to trust God and I put in my notice. Homeschooling was also part of God’s plan. He has placed some amazing friends in my path, who have helped me on my homeschooling journey ~ and maintain my sanity! I have bad days, days I struggle, days I long for just just 15 minutes of quiet, but I don’t doubt that I am following God’s plan for my family.
So my questions for you are:
- Do you require your kids to take quiet time every day?
- If so, how do you keep them in their rooms?
- Have you ever locked yourself in the bathroom just for 5 minutes of quiet? (Not that I have EVER done this. : )
Thanks for stopping by to play!