I think the battle began once we surpassed the quintessential 2 children and a white picket fence family ideal that supposedly every American family abides by. The battle I am referring to is the amount of stuff that accumulates in a home with 3 or more children. Yes, the battle began back then and has continued as we have of course added more children.
We made a bold move almost 5 years ago now. We decided to make a change in our children’s educational plan which affected many areas of our family. What we decided back then was to make an about face, against all that we knew of the educational system, and walk a lesser trod path into the realm of homeschooling.
It may sound absurd, I realize this, but truly the lessons I have learned about raising children all have their roots (pun intended) in the garden. A child is not born with a handbook, this has been stated countless times and cannot ring truer because even if they did come with a handbook, it wouldn’t work for every one of them. There are things that your children teach you along the way that you could have never gleaned from a good read, however, the garden is where you can really get your hands dirty and learn.
Wife to a wonderful husband, Daughter of the King, Mother of 6 (one with an xtra chromosome), and an incidental farm girl.