51| The Secrets of a Second-Generation Homeschooling Mom: A Conversation with a Supermom of Four

Homeschooling can be a challenging yet rewarding experience for mothers who choose to homeschool. While it allows for more flexibility in scheduling and a personalized approach to learning, it also requires dedication and effort. Effective communication, time management, and a supportive community are crucial in making homeschooling a successful and positive experience for all involved. In this episode I am joined by Janelle Bass, who is an inspiring Christian woman, second-generation homeschooler, and a super mom to four children who shares her insights on her experiences as a homeschool mom. Janelle talks about her children, what made her start homeschooling, her experience with homeschooling, homeschool socialization vs. public school socialization, her struggles during homeschooling, and instilling God- Centered values in her children. Janelle also sheds light on her curriculum, after-school activities, the flow of her day, TV and screen time when homeschooling and what she would have done differently. Also, advice on connecting with your child, what she wants for her kids in the future, and advice to moms wanting to homeschool!

Notable Quotes

• (09:23) “Being at home, being in a flow, getting a routine is still such a great thing than the hustle and bustle in school”

• (10:54) “If the only thing we do in our school day is to grow in the love of God, then we have had a successful day”

• (11:06) “If you know you are loved by God and you love God, there is nothing you can’t do, there is nothing you can’t learn”

• (13:00) “You can be the smartest person in the room, but if you don’t have compassion, then what does it matter?”

• (13:19) “What they are learning in fifth grade is not who they are going to be when they go to college”

• (13:47) “Psalms 27: 13-14 I would have lost heart unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord, be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart”

• (28:21) “College is not the place to figure out who you are. The place to figure out who you are is in the presence of God”

• (30:22) “Whatever path you choose for educating your child, it’s going to be difficult because it’s a challenge”

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