Can I just take the liberty of addressing ALL the moms out there?  After all, we are moms first and teachers second.

Days can be hard, life has troubles.  None of us, no NONE of us, have it easy.

Just because you may not see it does not mean that others are not dealing with “stuff.” We all have STUFF!

So here is my simple encouragement to you.


You are not alone!

Ever.  The Bible says there is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9) I believe this is true for many things, including our worldly problems.  It may be new to you, but it is not new.  Someone else has experienced it, therefore you are NOT alone!


Someone cares!

A spouse, a friend, a co-worker, someone.  But more importantly, God.  Really, He does. 1 Peter 5;7 says, “…casting all your anxieties on him, because He cares for you.”


School is just a little detail.

Or work.  Or that other problem you are dealing with.  Whatever it is, it is not the end-all-be-all.  Deal with what you can the best you can and move forward.  In the end, most of the things we worry about are just mere seconds of our lives.


Nothing is forever.

Not the math problem you are trying to teach or the overwhelming problem you are facing.  Not anything of this world.  Only our faith in Jesus Christ and our submission to Him will allow us anything eternal.

If this is your first year to homeschool, I would encourage you to have fun.  Enjoy your time with your child and don’t stress over the little details that don’t matter in the end.

If you are embarking on what seems like your 100th year of homeschooling, let me cheer you on to finish the race strong.  You are indeed making a difference in your child’s life.

If you are are not a homeschooler but need encouragement in some other aspect of your life, I am honored to be your personal cheerleader!  Consider this your “you can do it” speech!  If you need it to be more personalized, contact me and I will make that happen!

Regardless of your needs – be encouraged!  You are loved!