Encouragement, Getting Started

The Why? The How? And the Setting of Goals. The Abridged Version.

Why should you homeschool your children, or why not? If you decide to homeschool how should you begin? Or if you’re a long time homeschooler, is it time to change things up? Mary will not answer any of these questions for you. But she may give you some things to consider as you answer them for yourself. Mary will finish off with a quick introduction to what she considers one of the most important things, perhaps the most important thing, she did many years ago as a young homeschool mom.

Mary Abrahamson encouraged us with this presentation at our 2022 Spring Symposium. We are pleased to share her presentation both in text and video form so that you too can be encouraged!

“The Why? The How? And the Setting of Goals. The Abridged Version.”— Mary Abrahamson

Mary Abrahamson, with her husband, Joe, has ten children. Their children have home schooled, charter schooled, public schooled, online schooled, attended Lutheran boarding school, and spent time with adult siblings being schooled by them. Mary has used a variety of curricula. She has had times of schooling with more structure and other times with less. Mary has been a full time mother and also worked out of the home part time. During their years of homeschooling, Mary has schooled with a home full of children, with new babies, and during times of illness and depression. She now has few under her immediate care and guidance. She has seen the many ways in which the homeschool lifestyle blesses a family, and also gives rise to many challenges. And she’s seen God’s presence and promises throughout it all.


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