Embracing Accountability with Jodi Mockabee
Jodi Mockabee joins Yvette Hampton to talk about Creating a family culture of intentionality and why this is important, and gives tips for preserving the mental, emotional, and spiritual health of your family.
Jodi's goal is to encourage homeschoolers to be intentional in their decisions, but the central conflict is that she herself is not sure if she is doing enough.
Here's what Jodi and I cover:
1. The importance of accountability in homeschooling
2. The idea that we will never be able to do enough
3. The need to be humble in our homeschooling journey
Watch this episode on the Homeschool Insights YouTube channel.
Jodi Mockabee's goal is to encourage homeschoolers to be intentional in their decisions, but the central conflict is that she herself is not sure if she is doing enough.
Jodi Mockabee is a homeschooling mom of four who has been married for 20 years. She is also a speaker, writer, and blogger.
This episode is about the benefits of embracing accountability. Jodi Mockabee learned that asking if you're doing enough is not a bad thing, and that it can be a form of accountability that helps keep you humble.
"You know, that one voice, and we've talked about it earlier, of am I doing enough? That tends to stick around with home. Schoolers almost on the daily. I discovered recently that that is not. A bad thing to ask that."
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What is one last bit of encouragement that you can leave with our audience?
This is going to be a recent discovery for myself, so I'm just going to share this because it kind of encouraged me. You know, that one voice, and we've talked about it earlier, of am I doing enough? That tends to stick around with homechoolers almost on the daily.
I discovered recently that that is not a bad thing to ask that. And so I realized when that voice is there, that is almost like a form of accountability for us as moms and so if we ever get so comfortable and feel like we're doing amazing then we perhaps are probably missing a few things.
So I just want to encourage you. If you hear that voice, don't look at it as shame or guilt or something to bring you down. Let it be an encouragement to you that you care and that you're always striving to make intentional decisions for your kids. And that kind of turned for me this last year. I just realized that I need to embrace that.
That's a good thing to carry with you, to wonder if you're doing enough. Because ultimately, we will never be able to do enough because we are human and sinful. But it's okay to strive and run the race.
It's okay to do that. It's okay to hope that you're doing enough but not really know if you are. That's a good place to be that keeps us humble and always kind of accountable. So that's my encouragement to you. Don't necessarily reject that. Just kind of embrace that voice and use it as a form of accountability.
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