Curtis and I are home education parents. This has been true for 20 years now, and we have had our glory rides of enjoyment with our children through the years. We have also had moments of defeat. We have thought of putting our children in public school, and we would if the need truly arose; however, it has not been necessary for us at this time and I enjoy teaching. I am thankful we can continue this venture still. I am teaching my last two children to read and it is a joy every single time. Edward is our tenth child, and he is in the first grade. Esther is our ninth child and she is in the third grade. She is a slow reader due to issues with un-diagnosed ADD or ADHD.
There are very few home school curricula I recommend at this time. Christians by and large are very political, judgmental, and they put too many expectations upon their children in the home school world where I have resided for my 20 years in Austin, Texas. There are a variety of reasons for that; however, it is generally speaking true that these Christians are what I term as “Baptist”. And that group of people are having issues of difficulty that I expound upon in other places of my writing on the Internet if anyone is interested. Being a prophetess and home school mother at the same time is an oxymoron to most, if not all, of the Christian world of America. I am not known in my home town, and that will be explained in this article.
Managers of Their Homes is a book, along with scheduling materials and chore packs, which proves helpful in the home school setting. I have seen a little bit of how the Maxwell family is because I used to be a member of the MOTH board before 2008. They are humble. They are very pure. And we have the Duggar family to show us where that gets a family in the United States. As a matter of fact, the Duggar family recommends these materials.
I ordered this book again in August but then managed to manage my large and complicated home school world before the materials came to me. I am going to keep the materials. Who knows; perhaps some day the Maxwells will understand me and I will understand them. It is possible; all things are possible with God.
Teri Maxwell has dealt with depression. Her materials are very helpful in accomplishing the near impossible of home schooling, keeping up with a large family, and loving ourselves as mothers. It’s a good life, and I think the Maxwell family has found a good balance even as we have.
There are two places which I enjoy as a home school mother to purchase my curriculum:
If anyone needs PreK-High School on the computer, another place to look to is Time 4 Learning. I have used them when I was so busy as a prophetess, I couldn’t do the teaching I enjoy.
I never know when I cannot teach and so must ask the children to help one another. Curtis fills in gaps in our home school in the evening after work, and this year he is handling Algebra. I appreciate Teaching Textbooks above second grade in Math.