I was a bit surprised when I logged in the other day and saw I had 99 posts! Really though, I have written many more prior to WordPress. I just did some deleting of really old posts. Still, how exciting! This is my 100th post and I wanted to brag a little. I also wanted to shout a big THANK YOU to all of my readers. So thanks!
A few years ago, when I decided to start a blog, I wanted it more for a journal. A way to keep track of all the things I do with my children. It was not always easy and I did not get to share as much as I would have liked. Eventually, this blog blossomed into helpful reviews, some tips on different methods of homeschooling and really, just my experience as a homeschool…now unschooling Mother.
There is still so much I want to write and express. One day I may have more time to spare for writing. Those will be sad days. Why? Because that means my tater tots will be spuds! Yes, I referred to my children as potatoes! One day when they are grown I will probably have more time to share my experiences, opinions and just love of writing. By then I just may be a pro!
Life is full of hurdles, accomplishments, frustration, challenges, and Joyousness. It all makes a person stronger in character and each day is a gift to be treasured.
Back to the celebration. I thought I needed a way to share more about myself. Get a little personal. This way you can see I’m just a real human, Mother, wife and daughter. Below I have posted some questions and tidbits that I have been asked before.
Check them out 👇
- How long have you homeschooled your kids?
Well, if you count the time when I pulled my girls out of public school for good, then that would be nearly 6 years next January. I have sorta lost track of the time. Best thing I ever did for my kids.
- Do you feel judgment when it comes to the way you parent and the fact that you chose to have your children home educated?
I definitely use to! The hardest thing was hearing that my kids would become too isolated or coddled. That they’d never experience real life at home. That is further from the truth. They learn more about life at home, just with me. As far as socialization, I believe they have quality socialization. The fact that they get to be around people of all ages is extremely important. I do the best I can for them and I think that is enough at the end of the day. As far as my parenting goes, I am judged at times but that is okay. 🙂
- You make it look so easy! Is homeschooling difficult and how do you manage it all every day?
Oh my goodness! I cannot believe that someone actually thinks I make it look easy. That is what I thought when asked this. Anything you see on social media and the web isn’t 100 percent. I don’t share every single moment because I just don’t have the time. I probably should share a few bad days. That is just it though, who wants everyone to see their messy side?
To answer the question though, YES it definitely is difficult. Mostly for myself, not for the kiddos. One must really change their mindset when learning to homeschool. I started out with public school ideas. That is the opposite of what one should do. Get AWAY from that. I can go on and on but the most important thing to know is that your kids will learn at home just like they learned other things at home.
By the way, I do not always manage it all every day. If I can’t, then I save it for another day 🙂
- What do you like to do for fun? Do you have any hobbies outside of the home?
I do everything with my kids. We read, cook, bake, grocery shop, fight, watch tv, sew, craft and anything else together. Nope, I do not have any hobbies outside of my home. I am perfectly fine with that right now. One day when my kids are grown I will take up some hobby. I know then I will be bored and need to learn something haha. I will take in every moment with my kids as long as I can!
- Do you ever feel like giving up?
YES. However, I will never! I am a Mom and that is not allowed 🙂
That was fun! I really enjoy sharing some things about me. Do you have something you would like to ask me? Post it in the comments below and I will do my best to answer. Thanks again for reading and all of your support.