If you're reading this, you probably want to know more about me and what I'll be writing about. Well, for starters, you can read a little more about me on the sidebar.That's me in a nutshell!
My goal is to share our homeschooling journey with you and some of my thoughts and experiences. I also want to include many resources that I've found valuable in my own family. So I hope you enjoy what you read and if you're so inclined, feel free to follow me. I would love to have any input from you about what you'd like to see or if you want to comment on something I've written. :)
So, a little more about me...
I am a devoted wife and mom to three spirited kids. My husband, Jay, and I met when we were kids ourselves in high school and have been inseparable since. We got married after 4 years of dating in 1999. We've been through so much together and it hasn't always been easy, but we've held strong.
I am a Christ follower. I strive to live by Jesus' example I often fail but I get up and take another step each day with His grace.
I am a homeschooler. I believe that home is where learning begins and flourishes and see no reason to have someone else provide these experiences. I cherish this time with my children and am thankful that I am able to be home with them. I enjoy watching them learn and grow every day and knowing that I'm helping nurture their love of knowledge and the world around them.
I am a coupon junkie. Part of this is out of necessity (okay, most of it) but part of it is the thrill of frugal shopping. I don't spend frivolously and it's a very rewarding feeling knowing I can help my family this way.
I am an artist--at least in my head. I love the arts and I pursued a fine arts degree at one time but life happened and I never finished. There was a time when I did hardly anything but draw and I hope to someday do it again. I would love to find a way to earn money with it but I haven't figured that out yet.
Lastly, I'm a photography enthusiast. In other words, I daydream about taking beautiful pictures but in reality, I'm good with a point and shoot. However, it's on my to-do list (along with my drawing) to learn how to really use my camera someday (and hopefully get it fixed or upgrade).