I want to tell you about something awesome! I was wasting time on Facebook and someone posted an awesome video put together by a a group of LDS homeschooling moms.
Time on Facebook officially justified
I have seen one or two other LDS homeschooling networks but nothing like this! LDS-NHA has partnered with BYU Independent Study to help all of us LDS homeschool moms get together and support each other.
I have to say that the hardest part about homeschooling is how lonely it is. Just because I’m surrounded by a passel of kids all day doesn’t mean I don’t get lonely. To be perfectly frank with you, very few women in my ward understand what it is like and I wouldn’t be surprised if they all think I’m a little deranged for it (though they are all far too nice to say so). Even though New Jersey homeschool laws are great, I have met very few homeschoolers in my area. I’m sure they are around, they are just hiding.
LDS-NHA wants to help us connect with and support each other. At LDS-NHA.org you can explore different homeschool philosophies, find curriculum, ask questions from seasoned homeschoolers, find motivation, tips, homeschooling 101, and more. But this whole thing hinges on us getting connected!
Remember what Marjory Pay Hinkley said:
We are all in this together. We need each other. Oh, how we need each other. Those of us who are old need you who are young, and hopefully, you who are young need some of us who are old…We need deep and satisfying and loyal friendships with each other. These friendships are a necessary source of sustenance. We need to renew our faith every day. We need to lock arms and help build the kingdom so that it will roll forth and fill the whole earth.
We homeschoolers need each other. We really do! It’s hard being home all day with your kids and being able to talk to another mom who knows exactly what you do day in and day out can help lift you up when you are down.
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