Q. What are some of the best things about your life in homeschooling, being a mother, and being in ministry?
A. The best thing is that I get the opportunity to be with my kids every day—see their milestones, hear their conversations and know everything about them. I grew up with working parents and I always hoped and prayed that I would someday be in a position where I could stay home with my kids.
It is a struggle everyday—physically, emotionally and financially--but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. The best thing about ministry is seeing the kids grasp Biblical concepts and getting to know their little hearts. They have so much to give and teach us adults.
Q. What are some of your struggles?
A. I struggle big time with time management and balancing it all. I’m also a freelance writer and have projects going on all of the time. So, it’s been a struggle to balance work, kids, homeschooling and ministry work. But, with God’s help I get through it day-by-day.
Q. How did you come up with the name, The Homegrown Heart, for your blog?
A. I have to remind myself every day that I am growing little hearts. Not just hearts that will one day love other people—friends, spouses, children—but hearts who will love Jesus. Not only do I have to plant the seeds for this love to grow in their hearts, but I have to help it grow. I feel like this guidance, this love training, even if you’re a working parent, begins at home.
Thank you, Jessa, for sharing with us. I admire you for keeping up with so many responsibilities and for your commitment to raising godly children.
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Thank you, readers, for learning about Jessa and her homeschooling efforts. How about you? Do any of you homeschool your children? How is it going?