Thursday, January 02, 2014

Trying to think of a new direction.

I've only got a couple of homeschooling years to go.  :-(  When I started this blog, the homeschooling years seemed to stretch out for a long, long time, but it's been a long time already.  We started homeschooling in 2004, so this fall, it will be 10 years.  It's hard to believe.  Let me tell you, I don't regret one second of it.  I think it's the best decision we've ever made as a family.   So I guess I've got a couple of years to decide what direction I want to take with this blog (and with my life in general).  I've got a huge bunch of information on here, most of it only useful, probably, to me.  I use the blog to look things up so that I can figure out when we did something.  A lot of homeschool moms, post homeschooling, do talks and write essays and generally help and mentor the moms who are currently homeschooling, but I can't really see me doing that.  All of my best homeschool advice is pretty simple and it's right on this blog, over on the right.  See it?  I might also add another thing we do which is hit the basics, math and literacy pretty hard and let the rest be interest driven mostly.  Other successful things we have done include limiting screen time, adding chores and hygiene to the homeschool lists and reading, reading, reading.  To this day, we do read alouds pretty much every night although often now, the kids read to me while I art journal.  

So anyway, with the blog this year I'm thinking of doing different types of posts for different days, including sharing links, recipes, pictures, etc., but I haven't decided for sure, so meanwhile today, I will share a link.  This seems to be a great time of year for lists and here's a great list of a bunch of homeschooling freebies.   Check it out:  176 Best Homeschool Freebies and More.  Definitely worth a look.

Have a great day!

1 comment:

Amy said...

Hey....I'm wanting to see some more art journal pictures!! ;-)


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