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  1. Lisa at Shine Your Light
    August 17, 2012 @ 11:48 am

    So beautifully said, Julie. My kids go to school too, but I don't think there is a more important job than that of parents raising their kids and the lessons taught at home.


  2. Jenny
    August 17, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    So very well said and so very true. Great post.


  3. Stuff and Nonsense
    August 17, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

    i always tell folks
    that every parent home schools

    whether you do it well
    or do it poorly
    you are a home schooler

    even if your kids go
    to traditional classrooms
    you're probably still doing
    at home with them
    most nights

    a good reminder
    to think about
    what we teach them every day.



  4. Stacey
    August 17, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

    Love this post! My son is starting Pre-K on Monday and I am heartbrkoen that we can't afford to homeschool. We chose an amazing Christian school and so far I am so impressed with his teachers and the administration. This was a nice reminder that I am homeschooling (my dream)…our hours are just later in the day. 🙂 Thanks for the gentle reminder; I needed that today.


  5. David and Dee Dee Sterling
    August 17, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

    Very nice post! Totally agree!


  6. KayCeeWoo
    August 17, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

    Very insightful and encouraging to all! Well-written, and your passionate love for FAMILY comes out loud and clear! Love to all…
    Aunt Karin


  7. ~Isabel
    August 17, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

    Thank you for this….I just dropped off my little daughter for her first full day of kindergarten. Thank you for the reminder that I, too, am "homeschooling".


  8. April
    August 17, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    Well said Jules! Love and miss you.


  9. Ann Kroeker
    August 17, 2012 @ 5:55 pm

    What a lovely post, encouraging people whose kids are in all different schooling situations to not neglect the deeply important values, passed on throughout everyday life.


  10. Virginia Knowles
    August 17, 2012 @ 6:21 pm

    I've got one child in public school (4th grade) and four in home school (2nd, 6th, 8th, and 10th) and one dual enrolling for 12th. Last year I had four in public school (for at least part of the year) and two at home. Lovely post and great reminder!


  11. GreenGirl
    August 17, 2012 @ 8:30 pm

    Love this post!


  12. NanaDiana
    August 18, 2012 @ 1:27 am

    Julie- You have nailed one of life's best lessons- I think so often parents forget that they, too, are teachers. Blessings to you- I am sure you are a wonderful Mom- xo Diana


    August 19, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    What an awesome post. What a great attention getting title. You nailed it. Thank you so much for this post. I am going to share with my parents. I love your blog. As hard as it is to be without a little one at your side all day — enjoy this timr God had blessed you with to refuel yourself. You look after our worlds future everyday. Like all day at home mom and dads you deserve a break too. God bless you. Love your profile picture!


  14. Nicole Lawson
    August 20, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    Thanks for posting Julie, it came in God's perfect timing for me; as always. He knows exacatly what we need and when we need. Thanks for being such a blessing!


  15. Michelle
    August 20, 2012 @ 2:36 pm

    Amazing words! Thank you! I homeschooled my son for half of Kindergarten. He starts 1st grade at our public school in a few days. There truly is nothing like the love and knowledge that comes from your family!


  16. April
    August 20, 2012 @ 8:50 pm

    Very well-said and true!


  17. Kathryn
    October 6, 2012 @ 4:15 am

    Very well said! If more parents would "homeschool" their children like this, our public schools would be a much better place! Thanks for the reminder that we are ALL our children's teachers– and what we teach our children in the afternoon and evening hours is just as important as what they learn during the day!


  18. Julianne
    November 27, 2012 @ 5:34 am

    I just came over from "Hooked on Houses" (your kitchen is so lovely!) and this post popped up at the bottom, so I clicked on it. I LOVE IT. Thanks for putting it so well. Nothing is a substitute for parental teachings of correct/appropriate behavior and reactions (though many things like programs and good leaders/teachers do help so much).


  19. Bethany
    January 9, 2013 @ 2:33 am

    Julie, this was beautifully penned. Your niche of the Internet is a beautifully distinct place and it's inspiring to see how you are using your influence to bring glory to God.


  20. John Webb
    May 14, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

    this is a post to be read over and over, a good reminder to us daily. LOVED it!!!!


    • Julie
      May 14, 2013 @ 1:29 pm

      Thanks, Kelly 🙂


  21. LLMom
    November 20, 2013 @ 7:07 pm

    Just finding your blog. I am glad you mention that there isn't one right way to school. Many homeschooling moms feel so guilty if they want or need to put their children in school. I have started a blog for just these types of moms because there is very little support.


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