I was a homeschooling mom of two kids. We started homeschooling in ’99 but in ’09 our last child went to the local public school. Life was crazy as homeschoolers and it still never stops running out of control.
I’m a mid to late 40ish, college educated professional, that put it all aside to raise our kids. While it may have taken me a couple of years to accept calling myself a ‘homemaker’, I’ve never regretted the decision to stay home.
I’m a non-religious and liberal, and I still have many habits that I developed as a homeschooler. So, don’t be surprised that my views expressed here aren’t what you expect. This is my place to let my mouth go…
In fact, my blog is MY space to hang out and play with ideas that interest me. How serious I am about any particular idea, is hard to tell; feel free to challenge what I post, but understand that this is ultimately my playground.
This blog features 4 main characters:
Boy – Our son born in 1990, who is now away in college.
Girl – Our daughter born in 1994.
3 minor ones:
a dog, Hunter (that’s her picture on my avatar)
and two cats, Ribbons and Catmando.
And assorted family members and friends as they come and go.
I only have this one blog, so it gets full of all sorts of things. The categories should help you wade through it a little.
- Books – are book memes, reviews, and occasional reading discussion guides.
- Life, the Universe, and All that Jazz – are my basic wandering posts about whatever is going on.
- The next 3 categories are self explanatory. Meme, Scholarships.., Specials…
- The creative side of life – is where I talk about my leatherwork (or you can catch that above), stuff the kids might make, and cakes I’ve made.
- The nuts and bolts of it – is where I talk about how we homeschooled and my views and opinions about it.
- You can find posts about testing and college admissions under the COLLEGE category.
And here’s some posts I’d like to suggest for your reading pleasure:
I finally ‘talk’ about why I homeschool in this post. I never did end up posting about Girl deciding to come home.
Taking on high school gives most homeschoolers the shivers. Here I talk about trying to set up a plan for getting to graduation and life.
It’s always fun to ’see’ where other bloggers are, here I talk about all the places we’ve lived.
And what do you do for yourself?
One February we found out more about Girl’s nickel allergies. It’s not pretty.
Most of Boy’s senior year was occupied between dealing with his illness and his application process into college. The college stuff is on a tab at the top and scattered through the year. We’ve had a fun go around with Collegeboard, though I’m happy to say that it has ended and came out well.
oh, wait, there’s one more for you to read. Here I talk about my religious view (or lack of them). I was never so focused on my own beliefs until I started homeschooling.