Homeschool Encouragement Day, Part 2

Our winter Homeschool Encouragement Day had a distinctly different feel. We met in my home, keeping things low key and relaxed. There was a fire in the fireplace, coffee ready to go, and light snacks and desserts on the table.

When you already have the makings for an event, it's easier to put it together. The day was set for February 23rd, so we made our theme "Hearts at Home" and used Valentine napkins, heart-shaped votives, and other Valentiney decorations I already had on hand. The verse we chose was Psalm 27:14:

Wait on the LORD;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the LORD!

We asked several women to share on something that was working in their home- anything! Dana spoke about her Circle Time, and how it pulls everyone together for most of the schoolwork. Kathy spoke about how she has overcome being overwhelmed with homeschooling over the years. Amy shared about keeping things fresh in your relationship with your husband. Liz shared about resources that have been working well for her.

We ended with a short talk on beating homeschool burnout, and then a time of prayer. We had more door prizes provided by Daisy Fields (filled with chocolate and Starbucks cards!), and hand-sewn bags made for each mom by Amy, who also filled them with homemade bath salts and other pampering treats.

We plan to continue our Homeschool Encouragement Days and as some of you have expressed, you are more than welcome to join us!