My Life

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Being a mother, raising my children is my life.

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I have been scoffed at and put down by others for my role as a dedicated stay-at-home mother by people who simply do not understand why I would, “choose to homeschool and stay home with my kids.”

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Maybe I am weird for choosing to homeschool and for the fact that I actually love being around my children and doing things with and for them (including mommy/daughter sleepovers). I love getting up early to homeschool plan and do yoga while the sun rises on the horizon. I love shopping for and preparing organic, natural foods for my family. I love spiritual science and studying, learning and growing everyday. I love going out for long walks in the sunshine and watching my kids thrive in a natural environment, coming up with imaginative games and spending time actually being kids not having to have been forced to grow up too quickly.

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To me, all of these things are not a chore or a burden or some kind of ideal I force myself to adhere to: they are my life.

I know that I was born to be their mother. And although there are challenges and times of anxiety about just how I can raise them to their fullest potential (especially now with Serafina’s autism), I would never change my role and the life that we share together as a family.

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Homeschooling is rewarding. Watching these girls grow up day by day and giving them a sacred space to thrive, imagine, and be creative in, is my purpose. Nurturing our family with a loving, peaceful, organic and natural environment gives me absolute joy.

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People can question it, misunderstand it, judge it, or be jealous of it, but at the end of the day, I will still be grateful for our blessings. I may be wounded by others opinions and judgmental remarks, but I will continue to stand up for what I believe in and what I know in my heart are the right choices for us. I will live my life the way I know was born to live it.

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