We start from day one feeding them, bathing them, and loving them. And as our children grow, we begin to teach them how to do things on their own. Then along comes the discussion of their future.

Do you want to give your child the best start in life possible?

Do you want to get more involved in their educational process?

Would you like to become the primary influence in your child’s life?



It was twelve years ago that our lives completely changed. People often ask me if it was hard each time we had a new baby. But really it was when we had our first child that things got crazy. When you go from zero to one child, everything changes. We were used to doing whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted. We didn’t have to work around feedings or naptimes. We could go to dinner at 10pm if we wanted to!

Of course, when we had our first child, it was love at first sight. The thought of dropping her off at a daycare seemed inconceivable. So we decided that I would leave my professional career path and become a stay at home mom.

I was a manager in a fast growing Information Technologies company. And boy was it an adjustment coming home from the professional world. I went from a world full of adult interaction, I enjoyed lunch with friends, had a job where I felt appreciated, one where I felt validated. Looking back now, I realize that my job defined me. My work was who I was.

Suddenly I found myself home alone with a baby.

My professional friends moved on, and I found myself slightly out of my comfort zone. Now I entered into in a position where my daily accomplishments included changing diapers, feeding our baby, doing laundry, cleaning the house, and if my husband was lucky, making a homemade meal for dinner.

I loved it…and hated it…all at the same time. Of course I loved my baby, and I loved taking care of her. But I missed conversing with other adults. I missed feeling like I was actually accomplishing something important. Dishes, diapers, laundry, and cooking just weren’t that rewarding of a career for me.

Aside from my missing sense of worth, to say that I was overwhelmed with my new life was an understatement. How could we possibly handle all of this new found responsibility? The thought of raising another person. Worse yet, what if we made mistakes and scarred our children for life?

Over the course of just a few years God blessed us with three more wonderful children. I found value in my new role as a wife and mother. And not long afterwards their futures quickly became a top priority!

How would we make sure they received the best education? How would we prepare our children for their futures?

“Taking charge of your child’s education isn’t just about academics. The real lessons that will influence your child start right there in your own home. This book is a must read for any parent dedicated to giving their child the best future possible!”

I thought a quick glimpse at the table of contents would help give you an idea of all the valuable goodies included in this book.

  • Chapter 1: About Me
  • Chapter 2: The Professionals
  • Chapter 3: Parenting is not a spectator sport
  • Chapter 4: Becoming their primary influence
  • Chapter 5: Education isn’t just about academics
  • Chapter 6: Parenting is a ministry
  • Chapter 7: Parenting is love
  • Chapter 8: Preparing your heart
  • Chapter 9: Priorities, priorities!
  • Chapter 10: teaching responsibility to children
  • Chapter 11: How to do it all
  • Chapter 12: Schedules & structure
  • Chapter 13: Plate spinning 101
  • Chapter 14: Making an educational decision
  • Chapter 15: Taking charge of your child’s education
  • Chapter 16: Taking charge in your homeschool
  • Chapter 17: Getting involved in your child’s education
  • Chapter 18: 10 ways to a good start
  • Chapter 19: Helping your special needs child
  • Chapter 20: Getting help
  • Chapter 21: Why we homeschool

Make no mistake, this is not a pamphlet full of fluff, instead it is full of helpful information, tools, and resources! As you read through this book, you’ll find “taking action” areas at the end of the chapters. I really wanted to include some tangible things that will help give ideas of how you can purposefully enrich your relationship with your child and your family.

Taking Charge of Your Child’s Education is really all about building and maintaining strong relationships within your family unit. As well as preparing, guiding, and encouraging your children throughout their youth and into adulthood.


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  1. We love “Confessions of a Homeschooler” and are so thankful to have found you! We transitioned from public school to homeschool in March of 2014 and are so glad that we did! We love having morning worship and Bible study together, building “hands on” Science experiments together, taking our dogs for walks and hikes at lakes and hiking trails and we can’t thank you enough for the wonderful workbox system and caddies. Before choosing our curriculum we put those systems into place and it helped us stay organized from the beginning. May God continue to bless the works of your hands for His glory.

  2. Taking the time to listen and have quality time together with wholesome activities helps us build our relationship. Also, Mommy-daughter dates are always important as it shows my love to each of my girls, that I really care and want to be with each of them individually. It’s a plus when each of them feel they are on top of the world when they are out with just Mom. When it’s one’s turn to go with Mom, their eyes sparkle just a little bit more!!!

  3. I like to spend quality one on one time with each child. That looks different with each of them. My oldest and I like to go shopping at thrift stores, my middle child likes to play with his hot wheel cars so we spend a lot on the floor together. And my youngest loves music and singing so that’s what her and I do together.

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