Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Meet A Leader: Lorrie

Meet A Leader: 
Lorrie is our Information Secretary

Name? Lorrie

Husband Name? Ben

Children? Caleb (11), Jack (9), Claire (7)

Favorite childhood memory? Special Saturday morning outings with my dad--didn't matter if it was hardware store, grocery store..just loved being with my dad.

What is one accomplishment you are proud of that occurred before marriage/children?
Graduated from nursing school and worked as an oncology nurse, freelance writing

How did you make decision to homeschool? We actually never considered homeschooling, but ended up in a bad school district. We began researching different options and felt the Lord's pull to homeschool. I'll be honest this was a year of wrestling with God, and him opening and closing doors to make it evident that was His plan. I find great peace in that now--but boy was that a tough year! I suggest following the Holy Spirit, rather than being dragged!!!

Favorite subject in school growing up? Writing, Reading

Favorite subject to teach now? Bible, History, Storytime

Favorite quality in a friend? Someone that you can feel comfortable with, who can take a joke, talk silly surface stuff, dig into a deep spiritual topic, and then come right back to surface all in same conversation.

Favorite chore? Cleaning and organizing

Least favorite chore? Ironing

Favorite parenting resource? People--I love just asking questions to older parents, plus resources from my church, Focus on the Family, Family Life Today 

Knowing what you know now, what is your best tip for other homeschooling moms? 
Plan ahead, be consistent, have fun!  I am a big planner simply because I know life gets in the way, and it's an easy excuse. There's always a reason school isn't convenient. So, plan as much as you can; then simply execute your plan. I plan my entire year during the first two weeks of August.
Also, be consistent. A little bit every day keeps the ball moving forward, and you never feel overwhelmed. Remember, homeschooling is a marathon, not a sprint. Have fun! Go do things! Take trips--eat lunch with dad and friends, visit family, take fun extracurricular classes, go for hikes and picnics together--enjoy the freedom!! 

If you had an extra hour in your day how would you spend it? 
Writing or taking a walk with Ben or a friend.

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