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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Chicago Homeschool Expo ~ Aug 6th-8th

Hubby and I are preparing for the Chicago Homeschool Expo this week. Fortunately, Thursday is an entire day devoted to families who are still just thinking and learning about homeschool!

I hope to return home with an abundance of information and (between you and me) thoroughly convinced:)

How about you? Do you homeschool and/or are you considering it? Why?


  1. I homeschool my three boys who are in 3rd, 5th, and 6th grades. This is only our second year homeschooling. The boys used to attend a really good public school, but even so, I was concerned about influences of several different types: material influences-their friends were always getting into some new, expensive fad and my boys wanted to buy things to keep up with their friends; there were social influences--some of their friends thought it was uncool to be smart and made fun of one of my boys, who was in the gifted class; and the worldly influences--we are Christians and want our boys to be raised with a Christian, not a secular, worldview. I also wasn't convinced they were getting everything they needed academically.

    We decided to homeschool after moving about an hour away from the city. The schools in our new area were not as good, and that was enough to convince my husband to allow me to give it a trial run for one year. At the end of that year, he was convinced and we don't plan to ever put our boys back into public school.

  2. My prayer is that I will be able to homeschool. Actually I'm starting our own "homeschool" preschool for my little girl now!

    I've been learning a lot from reading Voddie Baucham's blog. He had a wonderful post about government schools.

    Have fun!

  3. As a former teacher and college professor of education, I believe in homeschooling. I think that public schools are great, but they may not be a good fit for every child. Research shows that K-3 school years are the most crucial for children to develop an affinity for learning and to gain skills necessary for future academic success. I plan to homeschool my children during those critical years (once the Lord blesses me with them!)

    Love ya!

    PS- A child's parents are his/ her most important teachers!

  4. Lewis and I decided to homeschool because we felt that it was the way to go for our family. Homeschooling is not all about academics. It's also about character building, discipline, and discipleship. Just to name a few reasons.

  5. I am sending my child to school. I have thought about it and its not for me.


  6. I was home-educated from third grade through graduation. It wasn't "school at home". It was a lifestyle. I then went on to graduate from Bible college.

    We are homeschooling our children. For so many reasons and on so many levels.

    I can't say enough about home education.

    My sister's blog:

  7. Thanks for sharing some of my homeschool posts, Sarah-Kate!

    Yes, you might find some of your questions answered with those posts.


  8. Sarah-Kate and Daja,

    Thanks for the links. I will check those out.


Your ideas, questions, and comments are welcome!