WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
In the twenty-one years I homeschooled our sons, I have been asked countless times by many friends and acquaintances for advice and input on how we practically handle a variety of issues related to home education and household management. Out of my passion to help other homeschoolers find joy and success in their personal journey, The Balanced Homeschooler mentoring program was born! Since 2010, we have been blessed with "TBH graduates" and other veteran homeschooling moms who share this passion to help others succeed in their journey.
Not only does the program enable our mentors to come alongside homeschooling moms in a more practical and personal way, but it also provides a mechanism to inspire other veteran moms to mentor and support the homeschoolers in their life who are new to home education or may just be entering a new season and desire some much needed input and encouragement.
So, whether you are just thinking about homeschooling, new to homeschooling, or have homeschooled a long time and maybe even have a heart to mentor others one day, join the 150+ moms who have enjoyed this program since 2010 and let’s get started! You will not only benefit yourself and your family, but you may be inspired to mentor other moms in the future!
HOW TO BECOME A PRINCIPAL MENTOR
I realized the importance of "paying it forward" when our oldest son at the young age of twelve shared with me his excitement about me mentoring other homeschooling moms. He said, "Mom, I think this is great! I want other families to have what we have!"
For groups of five or more moms who wish to mentor, a good first step is to join me for my "Mentoring the Mentors" workshop. It is a three-hour session that is informative, interactive, and inspirational. It is especially designed for moms in a leadership role within their homeschooling community or moms who simply want to encourage others throughout the process of home education. Those who decide to use The Balanced Homeschooler program to facilitate their mentoring goals will also be provided next steps information to get started.
If the workshop is not available at the time you start mentoring as a Principal Mentor Mom, you may embark on your journey to utilize The Balanced Homeschooler mentoring program as your facilitation spine by purchasing either the hard copy or the Kindle option. Working through it via self study and then joining my periodic, virtual discussion sessions for current TBH moms can provide a window into how you can help other moms move through their concerns in a more targeted way.
In addition to personally enjoying a fabulous ministry to fellow homeschooling moms, TBH Principal Mentor moms who are actively mentoring receive these additional benefits.
MEET SOME OF OUR PAST PRINCIPAL MENTOR MOMS
SUPPORT GROUP LEADER TRAINING
Instead of mentoring, if you are interested in starting or leading a homeschool support group, be sure to ask Carol about the optional two-hour discussion from chapter ten called "Participating In or Running a Support Group" or her one-hour workshop called "Support Groups: Are You Shopping or Shaping?"