-About My Blog

9/15/09

This is me :-)

This is me :-)

Life is a learning journey.  Whether it be at school, home, or on the go, there are always opportunities for learning.  In fact, this is what I believe makes up the essence of life.  Without opportunities for learning new things life, would in fact, be dull.

I originally started this blog to compliment our efforts in homeschooling.  Life has since happened, and we are no longer actually homeschoolers (See update below!)  My oldest son has started kindergarten at our local public school- which, by the way, has left me in awe at how awesome it is!  I struggled with the decision, but now that we are there, I am at peace and I am fully embracing it.  We are lucky because our particular school system is more like a private school and not so much like public.  My son is loving every moment of his new experience. 

The beauty of our new life is that I can still be very involved with the learning process.  After getting to know many other families with children around the same ages as my own, I have learned a few things.  The children who are doing well have a lot of family involvement, and, of course, the children with parents who do not participate in even the after school homework are the strugglers.  I have read about after schooling, and I am certain we will fall in that category.

I will be writing about many things in addition to just “school.”  As I have just stated, LIFE is a learning journey in itself.

*UPDATE* 4/20/09

Instead of deleting and re-writing the previous part of “About My Blog,” I decided to just write this update.  This might help you understand where we have been, and where we are going.

Even though we have had a wonderful experience with our school system, I could never let go of the tug that I have been feeling on my heart in regard to homeschooling.  It is not something I can really put into words for you to fully understand.  It is one of those things, that unless you experience it yourself, you just wouldn’t understand.  So, after this year we will officially be part of the homeschool community.

I originally planned to homeschool my oldest son, Little R, due to his life-threatening food allergies.  Late last summer, when he was due to start kindergarten, I found out I was pregnant with baby #3.  I started experiencing horrible all day sickness, and soon thereafter a lot of other physical ailments caused by the pregnancy.  At the time I became very worried that I would not have the energy to be able to go through with homeschooling.  I am sure that part of my lack in confidence was due to the fact that I was brand spanking new at it.  So, as you know now, he entered into the public school system.

Like I said, we have had a wonderful experience with our school system.  I am sure that he would be fine if we kept in this direction, but I am also sure that I would not feel peace in my heart.  I look forward to the road ahead.  I know it won’t all be hunky dory, but I love and cherish every minute I have with my children.  Before I know it, they will be out on their own!

Responses

  1. Haven’t heard from you in a while…are you starting school up soon? Did you have a nice summer?

    Hope you are well-
    Mrs. Edwards at Veritas at Home

  2. Just wondering how you are doing. You are getting so close to holding your new little one in your arms. I hope all is well. I couldn’t recall your email, so drop me a note when you get a chance. I’m still praying for a fantastic delivery and quiet home in the meantime. Hugs!!

  3. I am doing good. It is getting close to the big day! My doctor thinks it could be any day :) I am soooo ready!

  4. Amy!

    Your comment on my blog was just amazing! That God could use my paltry attempt at writing about my struggles to encourage you… I’m truly humbled. May you feel His peace and great comfort as you move forward. I WILL pray for you.

    Congratulations on your newest addition. What a sweetheart… makes me miss those baby days.

    I’m about to click on some of your links to food allergies. Our youngest has a chronic rash on his limbs and sometimes face. Our most recent attempt to visit a dermatologist was canceled due to her baby.

    Homeschooling is one of the greatest challenges of my Mommy-life. No kidding. Some days I feel like I’m a ding-dong in a teacher costume. Other days I’m tickled pink because things seem to move right along. I cannot believe we’ve been at this homeschooling thing for 18 months! It flies by.

    Rambling on… I think I’ll stop now :).
    Thank you for connecting through your comment. I think I’ll keep up this blogging thing.

    Blessings,
    Laura

  5. Laura, thank you for your prayers! I KNOW I need them. :-)

  6. Amy,

    You look gorgeous in your PICTURE!!! :) How is baby doing?? BTW, love your blog pic of all three boys!! Hope everyone is doing well.

  7. Thank you Jessica, you are too sweet! The picture is actually about a year old, but other than being prego, it was the most recent one.

    We are doing good. It sounds like you guys are, too!

  8. This is a great site. I really appreciate your candid article on vaccinations where you expose the faked study and help people understand how solid and real the risks are of not vaccinating. On another note, here are some other homeschooling resources, would you mention them?

    A directory of literature about homeschooling (fiction) – http://www.homeschoolliterature.com

    Info on homeschooling in high school and for post high school planning ofr homeschoolers – http://www.letshomeschoolhighschool.com

  9. Love your blog! Stop by again and if I can help in any way, please let me know.

    ~Lisa


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