Being a mother, raising my children is my life.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.