There’s no better place for a heart to wither and a mind to shrink than within the four walls that make up a home. Those four walls may be quaint and humble or they may be extravagant and luxurious, but a common bond is shared in that those four walls contain a mother and her children. It is all too easy for a homeschooling mother to feel lost and lonely there amidst the noise, love, chaos, and busyness. I have felt that lostness and loneliness before, and I’m sure you have, too, at some point. I’ve also been gripped with the fear that my children would miss out on key opportunities or heaven forbid be “messed up” if I wasn’t sure to take the proper measures to socialize them according to societal expectation. The Lord designed us to need and desire community. He knew it would help us become better people by pouring into and investing our gifts and talents into someone else and by allowing others to pour into and invest in us as well.
…and frequent change of thought, and the society of other people, make the mother all the fresher for her children. But they should have the best of their mother, her freshest, brightest hours… ~ Charlotte Mason Vol 1 p18