Day Five: A Good Work

Day 5 of the 40 day blogging challenge is all about schooling transitions and being a control freak…

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“He who began a good work in you

will be faithful to complete it.”

-Phillipians 1:6

We made the transition from homeschooling to “real” schooling this year for all four of the kids. As much as I hate to admit it, I’m the helicopter mom now. When we homeschooled I was all about adventure and self-directed learning and following instincts, sending them to “real” school has shown me to the be the utter control freak I always warn against. I check their grades online, I ask probing questions when they get home, I paw through all of the papers in the backpack always asking, “Is this all of it?” because I want more. I want to be deeply involved in their lives. I want that because I love them and care for them and want them to succeed but also because of that control freak thing and that part, I…

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