Today was a great day for real life learning. Unplanned opportunities lent themselves to be used for gaining some real life experience.
This morning we tackled some major cleaning and organizing. The kids organized all of our books, which while they were doing so, I thought to myself, “WHY do we go to the library?” We have so many books! They organized them according to type: history, art, science, etc., and then by fiction/non-fiction. A great lesson for all.
They also deep cleaned their rooms, which is a real life skill no matter how old you are 😉
Then Luke (8) had a great opportunity. My husband was going over to his boss’ parent’s house to build a ramp for his father’s wheelchair. He took Luke with him. What a great lesson in helping others! And of course in figuring out how to build the ramp, as well as actually helping to build the ramp.
Learning is so much more than just acquiring knowledge. It is real life. Immersing ourselves in life everyday to gain new experiences and skills. That is why I love homeschooling.
My kids are gaining rewards far beyond “academic” achievement.
They are reaping the daily rewards that life has to offer, when we focus in on truly living each day.
And the eternal awards of their foundation are far beyond any reward this life has to offer…
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Join me on my journey to clear the clutter as I am simply living...for Him! I am a homeschooling mom sharing about my faith, family, hobby-farm life, and Jesus. I am also an author and speaker and love sharing my journey with others- and I am all about keeping it real and authentic! Join me as I seek less of this world and more of Jesus!
Karen DeBeus is a homeschooling mom learning to live more simply and keep God at the center of it all. She is the author of three best-selling homeschooling books and writes at Simply Living for Him. She speaks nationally at homeschooling conventions and recently was a speaker at the Family Bible Conference in Washington, DC. Her passion is to help others clear the clutter from their lives, seek God first, and to encourage women and families to get in the Word every day.
In 2016, she founded the Simply Living for Him Retreat, which is a time of rest and renewal for all women seeking Jesus. She enjoys life on her hobby farm with her husband and four children. Together they are a work-at-home family pursuing a simple life with purpose and, above all, seeking to glorify God in all they do.