3 Places Homeschool Moms Can Find Encouragement

As homeschool moms, we can quickly grow discouraged as we juggle homeschooling, home management, our marriage, our kids and all the other responsibilities we have. That is why it’s important for homeschool moms to find a good source for ongoing encouragement.

3 Places Homeschool Moms Can Find Encouragement

Are you looking for encouragement? Here are three places where homeschool moms can find the encouragement that they really need.

From Other Homeschool Moms

Homeschool moms benefit greatly from having homeschool mom friends. It is a comfort and encouragement to  share the struggles and successes of homeschooling with a fellow homeschool mom. Other homeschool moms understand the challenges and blessings that come with educating our kids at home.

But, where do you find homeschool moms to fellowship with? Here are a few ideas:

  • Look for homeschool moms in your area. Join a homeschool support group or co-op close to where you live or look for homeschooling families in your church or other groups you participate in.
  • Do you have a friend who homeschools but lives far away? Connect with her via email, phone or text. Sometimes that is all we have time to do anyways!
  • Join a Facebook homeschool group filled with other homeschool moms who are also looking to connect with others.
  • Read homeschool blogs that will encourage you in your homeschool journey.
  • Attend a homeschool convention where you will find encouragement and  meet other homeschool moms.
  • Reach out to a seasoned homeschool mom through a one-on-one homeschool consultation.

From Your Local Church

Just because other women do not homeschool their children doesn’t mean they don’t have valuable insight and encouragement for us. All moms wrestle with the weight of raising kids, getting food on the table, getting laundry done, sleep deprivation and so on. Single women and older women can also speak valuable truth into our lives.

What we need most, as homeschool moms, is someone pointing us back to Christ. Your local church is a great place to start looking for godly sisters in Christ who can encourage you in all areas of your life.

First, you need to find a Bible-believing church. Then, get plugged in and start making connections with other Christian ladies. Here are a few places to start:

  • Attend a small group with your spouse.
  • Join a women’s Bible study.
  • Ask for one-on-one discipleship from a mature believer.
  • Have another mom over to your house.
  • Go to church and hear the Word preached each Sunday.

From the Lord

Of course, the greatest encouragement homeschool moms can find is directly from the Lord. We cannot homeschool our children in our own strength. Daily time with the Lord should be our number one priority. Try to make time each day to do the following:

  • Read the Bible.
  • Pray

I know how challenging it can be to find time to spend with the Lord but He truly is our greatest source of encouragement.

Do you need an excellent devotional to help you get started in your daily time with the Lord? Check out New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp. It’s one of my favorites.

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