Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Homeschool Memoirs

I just joined this group called Homeschool Memoirs - it is was created to connect mom's with each other through blogging. This is the first week and the first assignment is to write about yourself. So here it goes . . .

*I am a city girl but for now have to live in the country
*I am a scrapper and lover of all things that have pretty patterns- so that would
include fabric and dishes
*I'm a born and raised NEW ENGLANDER, so I love the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics but I am not a sports fanatic - just have to cheer for the home team
*I love of the smell of the salty sea
*I have 5 beautiful children
*I've been married for 20 years (this Friday 8/22)
*I'm a pastor's wife

I think I fell into homeschooling. I had never heard of homeschooling before. When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I remember sitting at a dinner table with some friends, and my husband mentioned we were going to homeschool. My response was "What is that?" I then starting running into people at church and around town who also homeschooled. They encouraged us to start this journey.

The journey - has been long, some where around 10-11 years if you include preschool and kindergarten. It has been often bumpy, trying to learn your way in new territory. I've made mistakes along the way. It has been filled with laughter and discovery.

The best part of the journey - spending as much time with my children as I possibly can without going crazy (every mom still needs a little time away) but yes, spending all my time with my daughters and my son is priceless.

18 comments:

momofmhasr said...

Nice to meet you, I too have five children. Not a pastors wife yet, my hubby is doing pulpit supply right now and is praying to one day have his own church to pastor. Have a great day!

MrsMomma said...

Very nice to meet you! I hope you have a wonderful year!

-Heather

cre82learn said...

Nice to meet you!! My hubby and I also have 5 kids and celebrated 20 yrs this past May, congratulations to you and yours! I grew up in the city, even small towns but hoping to move to some acreage soon and try homesteading...I'll start with getting some chickens (gasp!) I hope *they* survive. lol.
Adena @ friendshipalley.com

Jen said...

I loved reading your post! I look forward to getting to know you!

Jen
www.t2chk.org/jensblog

Renee said...

Nice to meet you! I've enjoyed your post. I love New England...especially in the fall!

Renee'
http://rmboys2.wordpress.com/

Little Acorns Treehouse said...

I love what you said about how being a lover of all things with pretty patterns drew you to scraping, fabric and dishes. I am exactly the same way but never made the connection before. I look forward to learning more about you throughout the year.

Jenny

VeceFam said...

Nice to meet you. I love how you fell into homeschooling. I kind of went along into it with skepticism. I hope you'll share some of your wisdom from the years with those of us with younger children.

Kysha said...

Homeschooling is such a responsibility and yet such a blessing. I'm a mom of 5 too. (waving) Thanks for sharing a little info about yourself. :)

KarenW said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope you have a great school year.

momofmhasr said...

It would be neat to set up some e-mail buddies.

Sisterlisa said...

I hadn't heard of homeschooling before either, until I met someone who homeschooled. All the more reason we should share our homeschool gospel with others. :O) Nice to have you join our Memoir Meme.

Dana said...

Loved reading your post! I have 5 children too. I look forward to knowing you better.

Here's my link: http://cherry-soup.blogspot.com/2008/08/homeschool-memoirs-1-all-about-you.html

Sherry said...

Nice to meet you! Have a great homeschooling year!

Sherry

Kelly said...

Wow, that is so wonderful on being married 20 years. What a blessing! My parents will be celebrating their 30th next year. I am so excited for them!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. It really encouraged me!

Miss Jocelyn said...

Happy anniversary a day early! It was nice to meet you and hear about your journey to homeschooling!

Thanks for joining us at the HSBA!

April B. said...

Hi! Nice to meet you! I am pregnant with our 4th...maybe we'll have more. :-) Have a blessed day!

5intow said...

Funny how many "I have five, too" comments here. You can add mine to that also. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I definitely look forward to creating a network of encouragement with you and others in this coming year.
~Erin

Wanna B Losing said...

Hi there! I am a pastor's wife as well. Hope you have a great school year.
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/haberhappenings/