As many of our regular “deal alert” readers know, I invite reader comments, questions and feedback. Sometimes readers forward me interesting and inspirational articles and stories. Today I received one that I wanted to highlight as part of my new Inspirational Series since it addressed homeschooling mothers from a unique perspective. (We have many homeschool mothers who are active readers and shoppers at Shopping-Bargains.com.)

Let me set up the quote. It comes from Daily Focus which is “a devotional for homeschoolers by homeschoolers” (it’s distributed by Alpha Omega Publications). In today’s devotional, the author writes what a job description advertisement might look like for a homeschool teacher. It’s overwhelming. Here it goes:

Now accepting applications-

Family seeking fun-loving, godly homeschool teacher. Applicant will be responsible for providing total educational development and daily personal care for children of multiple ages. Applicant will assume the following roles: cook, housemaid, nurse, taxi driver, administrative assistant, accountant, athletic coach, social director, computer technician, household and automotive repairman, gardener, course instructor in multiple subject areas and grade levels, and various other responsibilities. This is a full-time position-approximately 120 hours or more per week. Qualified candidates must be able to work well under pressure, multi-task, and prioritize work loads while maintaining a friendly, enthusiastic attitude. Quick thinking, good memory, and a varied background in extensive subject matter are a must. Promising candidates will be resourceful, adjust easily to distractions, and display creative, hard-working leadership abilities. Organizational and problem solving skills are a plus. Previous teaching experience and/or college preferred, but not required. If you’re interested in working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, this is the position for you! For more information on this exciting opportunity to earn fulfilling, one-of-a-kind rewards, please apply in person today.

You can read the full devotional, entitled “Wanted: Homeschool Teacher.” Pretty amazing isn’t it? It helps me have more respect for those mothers who choose this vocation.

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