It’s now six months since our youngest child finished homeschooling. After 33 years of mothering and 27 wonderful years of homeschooling, my lovely children are all grown up. And I feel blessed out of my socks to have experienced such a lifestyle!
In the past six months I’ve come to fully understand and enjoy the fact that because your children are grown doesn’t mean that you spend less time with and on your children. I’m as busy with family now, as I ever was; it’s just the things that I do which have changed.
As well as family life, during the last six months I’ve continued tutoring homeschooled children, guiding mothers and encouraging homeschoolers. I also spend a lot of time thinking about you, wondering how I can best offer encouragement and support, and praying for you.
I was going to stay doing these things during 2013. But the break over Christmas has given me time to catch my breath and consider whether this is what I should be doing. At the moment I don’t really know what God has got next for me. There are some things I want to let go of, and some new things I want to have a try at. Maybe this is the time to move on from supporting homeschooling mothers, or maybe I just need a rest before continuing – I don’t know, I’m just wondering out loud.
Taking a Sabbatical
So I’m taking a sabbatical from Homeschool Family Life. I don’t know how long this break will be. It might be a matter of weeks, or it might be months. But in the meantime, Homeschool Family Life web site and all the pages and articles will remain, but I’ll be taking a break from writing for a while.
Special Discount on My Courses
My courses will still be available; all the products in my online store will remain. And to encourage you while I am taking a break, I’ve decided to reduce the price of my courses for a couple of months. In fact, I’ve decided to cut the price of the courses by a huge 50% so that the information will be reachable by more people and I’ll be able to continue supporting homeschoolers in this way.
Please tell your friends about the courses, let them know that the courses are on a special price for a short time and encourage them to join up.
In the meantime, don’t ever forget to *enjoy* your children.