WHAT is she doing?!

Sunday, July 15, 2018
The first blog post on a new blog. Man, there's all this pressure to make myself sound intriguing or endearing just enough to make you come back for more. The Internet is full of people who will be able to do that better than I can and so I am going to skip all that and just be real. I have no idea what I'm doing here.
I've always imagined homeschooling moms (or any teacher for that matter!) as among the most patient, thoughtful, creative, and inspiring mothers I know. To lump myself into a category of purposeful people like that seems crazy to me because the last few years I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off. There have been many times I have wondered how people manage to brush all their kids teeth twice daily, much less guide the minds of tiny pupils to introduce them to a rich culture of art, music, geography, history, and literature every day. But I felt God leading me to follow Him on a new journey (that's a story for another day) and here we are. I don't know if this is just a season of our lives or a permanent change in the way we educate. Our eggs may change baskets again next year. I don't know. But I'm grateful God has given me this year with my kids at home and I'm excited to keep teaching them.
I dusted off my keyboard for this space because I want to create an inspiring, attractive log of our year here. I know if I write through the struggles, the blessings, and all that we are learning, I will be able to see how far we have come at the end of the school year. I don't plan to simply stage a bunch of photos of a picture perfect, unattainable homeschooling day. I plan to truly document what we're doing and learning throughout our time this year. Over the next few weeks, I will be solidifying our educational plan. I envision this blog as a sharing of ideas, documentation of our school year, and a journal of sorts for a new adventure for us. This record keeping is mostly for me, though. I look forward to gathering my thoughts and words here weekly! See you around.

1 comment :

  1. I think you will do a great job! I can tell from your Facebook posts you’ve been teaching those babies from day one! If you want a really great reading program to use, the Wilson Reading System is sooooo good! It’s scripted and easy to follow. I went to Chicago and was trained in the program and trained all of Loudon’s SPED teachers if you have any questions about it! Good luck! You’ll do great.