I suppose the first question I should answer is: Why another blog? It’s true. I have blogged before. In the beginning it was more of a hobby (sharing what my two girls and I were up to, as well as what I was cooking up in the kitchen) and after awhile I felt pressure to keep up with it and I had lost the love for what I was doing.
So why blog again? Well, this time around, I want to write about and share our journey of homeschooling, from preschool through the high school years. (I honestly never thought I’d be here and my only regret is that we didn’t start sooner!) There are a multitude of blogs that cover preschool and elementary grades at home. There are fewer through middle school and less that cover high school. My plan, unless the good Lord has other plans, is to school my kids all the way through high school. So I want to share our experiences, navigate through curriculum and electives, and help others see it can be done.
This year I will be schooling a child in middle school, a child in elementary school and wrangling a very VERY active toddler; doesn’t that sound tiring? haha I feel this is a challenge that many face. I want to share our struggles and successes and have others do the same, so that we can learn from each other.
Homeschooling mamas are so busy, sometimes it’s hard to come up with dinners. Or even remember to treat ourselves with a sweet treat (I may indulge a little too often 😉 ). Here and there, I plan to share what recipes work for us either in a pinch or with a little planning ahead. Of course I also can’t wait to share my love of cake decorating!
Now that I’ve thoroughly explained my hopes for this blog, let me introduce my family a little bit. I met my husband when I was nineteen while we were both working at bookstore in central North Carolina. It all happened so fast and before I knew it, we were married with our first little girl. A year and half later, we were blessed with our second daughter. Both girls went to public school and when my girls were 6 and 9, God blessed us with our son. About seven months later, we realized it was time to pull our oldest out of public school and begin this *scary* but fun journey of homeschooling. Six months after that, I brought my younger daughter to be home with us. We’ve just finished out first full year of homeschooling and I can honestly say, it’s been wonderful and hard and I’m so glad we made this choice.
As for me, I’m a Christian, a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, and an aunt. I’m a coffee addict, a teacher, a chef, a book junkie, an artist, a baker, a referee, a chocoholic, and a giver of snuggles. I love the beach, my cowboy boots, Rainbow flipflops, SimplySouthern tshirts, being outside (when it’s not 100 degrees out! ha), sunglasses, and for some reason, I have an addiction to new school and office supplies and pens of all colors.
Without any further ado, let’s all raise up our coffee mugs and cheers to this new adventure!