And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Deuteronomy 6:7
I was told that S.A.H.M (stay at home moms) have it made. And I was taken aback by the comment at first, not really knowing how to respond. But, after some thought the pro's and con's came into my mind.
Pro: I was able to begin homeschooling my children, which allowed them to have an advantage over other children in reading and cognitive development. They have a superb grasp on concepts and comprehension. Wonderfully outstanding vocabularies. They are able to hold a conversation with virtually anyone if they choose. I was able to teach them the commandments, statues, judgement, of YAH (God) which is far more important than anything they will ever learn. I do not have to request off to take care of my sick children (with Micah we are always on the go..so me being available is awesome). I show up at the school unannounced to be able to check on my children and their teachers and volunteer if needed...the list goes on.
The cons: I spend most of my day alone. I do have a supremely super 6 year old, but he often wants to do his own thing. I do not have a lot of outside friendships. No lunch dates or shopping dates...along with that, we sacrifice financially. I don't always have the privilege of new shoes, nails and such..because I choose to stay at home...(although i love all of that). I place unrealistic expectations on myself. I think I should clean every room, every day and so on. So, do I have it made? depends on how you look at it. I guess I do. I am able to give my children one of the greatest gifts. Not clothes, not shoes, not new games...but ME...all of ME. A MOM!! #yup its long..but i had to get it out.
Geoffrey Canada gives an excellent Ted Talk about the issues, problems, and lack of innovation plaguing our public schools today. He points to issues such as the unwillingness to innovate or change that's tossing the education of future generations over an "Education Cliff." He says we must change in accordance with the latest research and data concerning the education of our children and that we can't be afraid to fail in the process. The results that he's personally witnessed in the students under his leadership gives testament to the power of innovation and the willingness to toss old paradigms to the side in favor of the pursuit of something better.
A great alternative to public schooling is Homeschooling. Listen to these homeschooling mothers as they discuss some of the benefits of educating their children in their homes.
Hey! My name is Gus and I like to keep things simple! I love Truth, The Father, talking about and encouraging others in their walk with Jesus and desire to be source a of salt and light to you and those seeking a place of refuge in a world of darkness!