Education is one of the most important things to possess. Knowledge moves us forward, helps us understand what is happening around us, and reminds us of what has and has not been beneficial or successful in the world’s ways. There are many stereotypes about both homeschooling and public school. Depending on what side of the debate you fall on, we are here to help shed light on both sides.
Homeschooling offers a unique way to share information with those in their primary educational careers. Setting school schedules that work well with family schedules at home is a huge benefit. A family member can stay home with the child or children if a fully teacher-led curriculum is desired. Some programs allow children to attend online if a family member needs additional help with education.
Public school is excellent for teacher-led classes and social interaction but also has the potential to introduce negative peer behaviors and habits. Just like homeschooling, the curriculum can be somewhat tailored to meet the class’s needs, but it is less individualized tailoring and more class in general.
We have created Homeschooling Fun to help anyone searching for educational support for their young learners. Whether you are considering transitioning into or out of homeschooling in pursuance of public schooling or the other way around, we have made it our goal to offer as much information as possible to alleviate some of the stress and burden that happens as a parent or caregiver. Education is a fantastic gift to offer, no matter which direction you choose to go.
Don’t hesitate to browse the site and recommendations! We wish you the best of wishes on your journey!
My First Childrens Book
The Adventures of Mighty Max and His Magic Cape – The story is about a young boy named Max who discovers a magical cape that helps him find valuable traits during his adventures. With his newfound abilities, Max goes on to exciting endeavors and learns important life lessons.
My Work Story
Like most young teenage girls, I started my working life as a local babysitter and peer tutor. I enjoyed being around children, helping with homework, and offering positive encouragement to friends and classmates struggling with classes. I excelled. My joy in helping others led me to various opportunities throughout high school, allowing me to experience different potential future career paths.
Throughout high school, I served as a peer mediator. I was a top recommended babysitter and eventually was offered a job, accepted, and worked at a local daycare.
I also helped classmates with tutoring as needed and participated in classes focused on introductions to medical careers. After high school, I was unsure which direction to go since I enjoyed my time in all the settings and environments I had been in.
Having already spent time in the daycare setting, I applied for an entry-level position at a local hospital. I quickly discovered where I felt called for my next learning adventure. I enrolled at Boise State University and started taking the classes needed to become a Medical Assistant.
I graduated at the top of my class with a 4.0 GPA and eagerly took my new skills and knowledge with me as I interned at a private-owned neurology clinic. When my internship hours were completed, I was offered a full-time position at the same clinic and started that following Monday. Over the next few years, many changes occurred, resulting in my switching from neurology to family care.
Within my first year at the family practice, I had impressed the lead physician with my level of care, skills, and attention to detail, and I was offered a promotion to become the office manager.
I was beyond excited about this offer. Alongside being the office manager, I was asked if I wanted to assist with in-office procedures aligned with my medical assisting background. Of course, I said yes! Having dual responsibilities in the office could be challenging some days, but it was a rewarding experience. I am grateful for the opportunity and knowing the physician trusted me in those roles.
Fast forward quite a few years, and I have now decided that it is time to try something new. Healthcare is a rewarding career; no two days are the same, but it is also emotionally draining and exhausting.
Naturally, I still desire to help others, but I wanted a different atmosphere and method of helping. Going back to where it all started, I began teaching preschool. The preschoolers’ laughs, smiles, and pure curiosities re-introduced me to another chapter of bliss in my life.
Everything from lesson planning, classroom set-up, parent-teacher meetings, and classroom parties was nothing less than a blessing to help me reach where I am now. Spending time with students, their families, and my co-teachers opened my eyes to how much I was missing at home with my own family.
My last year of officially teaching preschool ended with the 2019/2020 school year. It was a bittersweet decision in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. Still, now I can focus my time on homeschooling my three children, building websites, and writing articles to continue helping my family and others, but from a distance (pun intended).
My Personal Story
I was born in a small town in southern Idaho. I spent my younger years growing up in the Magic Valley, with most of my time running around outdoors. Most of the surrounding area where my family lived was farmland, but it was still full of mystery and adventure and called for imagination.
My friends and I loved to explore and pretend we were discovering new areas of distant lands and planets.
Summers were my favorite when growing up. My family was big into camping, hot springs, and road trips. Whenever I wasn’t scheduled for a sporting event or dance rehearsal, we would take trips all over Idaho and the surrounding states to find the best fishing areas, camping spots, and hiking trails.
Hiking the Grand Tetons or biking through Vancouver, BC, are two vacations I will not soon forget. The scenery was breathtaking, the wildlife viewing was incredible, and the weather was perfect the whole time!
To this day, I still can not get enough time in nature. When I say the mountains are calling, it is almost literal that I can hear them calling my name.
Winters were not always the friendliest in southern Idaho, but they were still full of adventures and activities just as well. Skiing, snowmobiles, snowmen, snowball fights, decorating for holidays, Christmas, and plenty of hot chocolate were always on the winter menu. Having a birthday close to Christmas always made the Christmas season feel extra special.
We moved from southern Idaho to Boise, Idaho, as I entered middle school. The change from a small town to a big city was a bit of a shock at first, but I eventually adapted. I soared through middle school and excelled in high school.
I kept a small group of close friends but remained open to anyone who said hi or needed a smile and hug. Being open-minded about people and life in general and understanding everyone is going through something we might not be able to see without hindsight helped me to follow my path and be a ray of light for others.
I felt I was on the right track. It was made apparent as I was voted into multiple peer-focused roles throughout my educational career, unaware of even being nominated.
The hardest part of city living has to be congested traffic and one-way roads; everyone always seems to be in a hurry to get somewhere. Now that I am older and have experienced various occasions when staying inside is best, I am excellent at online shopping.
I have acquired skills in choosing which days to participate in seasonal activities to avoid crowded areas and know which friends or family members to ask for help with errands and tasks around town.
Since I have started working from home, building websites, and writing articles, I have noticed a gradual slow-down in my life that has been so nice. There are still times when I am a go, go, go kind of person, but the only deadlines I have to meet are deadlines I set for myself.
Trying to live more in the present has also shown me great benefits and keeps me excited to continue this journey.
I still firmly believe I am here to help others in whatever way possible. Knowing I can shine any positive light into someone’s life gives me a special feeling. Taking the jump from corporate life to a truly balanced work and home life can be intimidating, but that does not mean it cannot be done.
If you are interested in working for yourself and discovering a hidden talent you might have already, Project 24 through Income School is what helped me. Jim and Ricky are two exceptional characters I have had the privilege to meet a handful of times. A course is a straight-line approach to “get the job done.”
Thank you for taking the time to read my story.