Each month a different African-American homeschool mom shares a bit of her homeschooling story. This month's homeschooling mom is Jazmin from McGhees in the Morning. I enjoy Jazmin's YouTube channel where she shares what is and what isn't working in her homeschool. She's so down to earth, and I often feel like I am sitting with a friend when I watch.
A Peek Inside Jazmin's Family's Homeschool:
This is our first year homeschooling, but I spent almost a full year planning and preparing. We have an eclectic curriculum style of homeschooling with set schedules.
How did your family decide to become a homeschooling family?
It was a decision I made after realizing my son wasn't being challenged in school and wanting to have more control of the things my children were learning. I asked God to give me guidance and it was placed on my heart to homeschool.
What is your favorite part about homeschooling? What helps you to keep going?
My favorite part about homeschooling is introducing my children to new people and ideas. My faith in God keeps me going.
What are your struggles with being a homeschooling parent?
I struggle with distinction with mom the teacher and mom the mom. My kids seem to be doing better with it than me. Our scheduling probably helps distinguish the two, but I want to turn every moment into a teaching a moment. But, I know that sometimes kids just want to be kids.
Homeschool Words of Encouragement from Jazmin:
Pray! Constantly. Surround yourself with people who encourage, support, and love you. Also, don't compare yourself to anyone else - every family is different, so everyone's homeschool experience is going to be different.
Jazmin McGhee is a mom of two. She has a son, Jeffrey (7 years old) and a daughter, Journey (4 years old). She's been married to her military man for 9 years. Jazmin loves to read and travel as much as possible. She's also a big fan of coloring and planning in her planner. She can be found sharing tidbits of her journey on her YouTube channel, McGhee's in the Morning.
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