Every single homeschooling parent will need to hear encouraging quotes from time to time.
We all know that there will be times you feel so good about your homeschooling journey as well as times when you are sent spiraling downwards by a list of your own fears and questions. It may have been a question that has unsettled you, a bad attitude, tiredness, self doubt, a messy house or just messy life!
Whatever it is - you need to sit back, take time, find supportive friends around you and be encouraged.
Reading and soaking up helpful encouraging quotes will be one way in which you can rest and be inspired once again.
So, you've just read a great quote and feel that you can keep going!
Great! That's what you need... but what happens when your toddler spills a drink again, your pre-teen has a tantrum about his work, the 15 year old doesn't want to get out of bed, the washing machine gives up and you haven't done your groceries yet!
You need a reminder!
That's where Journey Cards comes in!
Since I've been exactly in that place - needing encouragement and not having the quote on hand, I've decided to create Journey Cards - 'coz life's a journey!
Consider if your SPECIAL DELIVERY OF ENCOURAGEMENT!
Each month or so, a new set of 5 encouraging quotes will be available for purchase. They have been created in sets with similar themes.
I love to have my Journey Cards on my desk and I rotate the card or find the quote as I need to. I also really like having them around as a discussion starter with a friend - or even a gentle thought which might cause someone else to consider the 'possibility' of homeschooling.
The best way I have found to display them is on a small easel. You could also make a wall display with small wooden pegs and create a mobile. Alternately, you can pass them and write a personal note to a friend. The back of the card is left blank especially for this reason.
My first set of Journey Cards belongs to the "Learning in Freedom" card set.
Read more about this card set here.
This set has 5 educational quotes which will inspire you and remind you of why you set out on this homeschooling journey.
Special Introductory Price: $10.00 for a set of 5 cards - postage included to anywhere in the world. Your Journey Cards will arrive within 3-10 business days of your purchase.
The postcard size is 6" X 4" (10.5cm X 15cm)
Buy here for $10
There's been oodles of people before us who have homeschooled, so we are not alone!
And the list goes on - see a great list of famous people who were homeschooled.
We are not weird or crazy! It's actually a really old way of educating, but unfortunately society has forgotten that and so the default institution everyone turns to is school. I loved reading this article, Homeschooling is not "Alternative Education" by Steven Horwich.
And so, using wonderful quotes from inspiring people,
I have my Journey Cards displayed on my desk in our dining area on a small wooden easel and that works perfectly fine, but here are some other ideas from Amazon which could be useful to display your journey cards. Make a mobile, hang them on a wall, place in a flip photo album or write a note on the back and send them to a friend. Enjoy!