I am a UK-based mother of four children, the eldest of whom is about to turn three. As a family we have become convinced that home education is the way forward. I will post more about our reasons for this conclusion later, but in summary these include spiritual, personal and educationalist arguments. Recently I have met others who are starting out on the same adventure. Many of us share ideals, questions and concerns. We are likely to encounter similar encouragements, challenges and frustrations. This blog, as the name implies, is me sharing our walk through this new phase of life, sharing our personal story and links and resources which I have found helpful.
My user name is TeachKondwani. Kondwani means 'forever rejoicing' in a language of Malawi, and is the middle name of my youngest son. I pray that as we explore home education as a lifestyle, we can truly teach our children to rejoice the God who gives all knowledge, and that we as parents can rejoice as we celebrate their curiosity, achievements and growth.
Please feel free to comment, to share your own experiences and to suggest other links - together we can make this a helpful resource for the Home Education Novice!
Response to a question about the aim of this blog.
- I am a Christian mother of five, and our highest goal as a family is to serve God in every aspect of our lives. Jesus promised His disciples 'life in all its abundance' (John 10:10) - that has been our story, a rich life, not devoid of challenges, but certainly abundant. Previously writing at www.homeeducationnovice.blogspot.com, we have come to realise that education is just one area where our faith shapes our choices and direction in life. This blog seeks to share our adventure (using font only to enable access in settings with poor internet)