Meet Veronica!

She’s an amazing mama to six blessings with another on the way! Her kids range from 14 to twin toddlers! They are currently homeschooling in Texas with an eclectic approach.

My favorite part of the Homeschool Interview series is seeing how God has uniquly gifted each family! Veronica’s family is not any different. What the world may see as having “your hands full”, she eagerly cherishes her full hands! 

What is the most challenging part about a typical homeschool day?

The demands of caring for a toddler and babies.

What scares you the most about homeschooling?

Sometimes I trip on this thought “What if I am not giving them everything they’ll need to succeed? Am I doing enough?”

What is your favorite thing about homeschooling?

The close relationships everyone has with each other.

Who is your homeschool mentor? Who taught you the ropes or you look up to? Why?

I have a handful of close friends who have gone before me. They were a big encouragement and support. Also friends who started the journey around the same time. We were an encouragement for each other.

How is dad involved with your homeschool?

He has always been supportive. Lately he has been taking more of an active roll in teaching. He took over History and all the basics with the little ones.

What does a typical homeschool day look like for you?

Breakfast, a few chores. older kids do school on their own. Mom or dad do school with younger ones. This takes the WHOLE morning and afternoon, since we also have double baby duties.

Are you a library patron or do you collect your own library at home?

I am a balance of both worlds, collecting our favorite books and using the library regularly.

Are you part of a Homeschool Co-Op? And do you serve or teach in any way?

We do co-op off and on. I have taught kinder crafts before. Right now the co-op they are a part of gives the option to leave the kids, since most of the teachers get paid.

What outside activities are your children involved in? 

The older ones are part of King’s Kids, a program with YWAM. The younger ones are doing swimming, but not long term. They have tried sports off and on for just a season, but they haven’t shown interest in continuing on any of them

If you have a large family or varying ages, how do you provide quiet work space for each child?

We don’t LOL. I have tried sending them to their room but they get distracted in there. They do have the option to go in their room, but rarely take it.

If you have a large family or varying ages, how do you divide your time to help each child?

We just go with the flow and take turns. One parent takes care of the chaos while one spends one on one time with one kid. Sometimes an older kid helps a younger one, or entertains the little ones while a parent spend time with one kid.

Have you thought about what you will do after your children graduate?

Oh dear! I would probably be taking care of grandkids! My oldest is almost 15 and have twin 1 year olds and I am expecting. We also have always wanted to do foster care. So that’s is something I see ourselves doing after half the kids leave the nest.

Do you work from home currently? 

Yes, we do work from home, I would like to expand my business before we are finished. We are getting there but at slower pace.
(Check out her business site at Joily Living.)

What are you looking forward to?

My prayer is that my kids will put God first and give him Glory by pursuing their God given passions, dreams, desires.

Please share any tips or tricks you have learned along the way.

The main thing would be to not compare yourself with other families. We all have a unique families. Every member is different. Do what works for your family. The only approval you need is the Lord’s.
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