Tuesday, January 31, 2012
What I'm thinking about today...
"Mothers who know do less. They permit less of what will not bear good fruit eternally. They allow less media in their homes, less distraction, less activity that draws their children away from their home. Mothers who know are willing to live on less and consume less of the world’s goods in order to spend more time with their children—more time eating together, more time working together, more time reading together, more time talking, laughing, singing, and exemplifying. These mothers choose carefully and do not try to choose it all. Their goal is to prepare a rising generation of children who will take the gospel of Jesus Christ into the entire world." - Julie B. Beck
This is the eternal question - how do you balance pursuing talents with keeping a simple, Christ-centered home? I really miss my kids when they are at school all day and then hate having to rush them out the door to activities. I also hate the thought of not pursuing and developing talents and interests. I know all mothers debate this and it varies for every family. So what's your balance/rule for how many activities each child may pursue?
Sometimes I wonder if homeschooling is the answer so they aren't gone all day and they have the chance to learn and pursue their interests??? BUT, then I realize that I'm having a hard time helping them with their homework - so how am I qualified to teach?! Ha!
Anyway...that's what's on this mother's heart today. I'd love to hear your thoughts.