Hi. My name is Chris and I am finally joining the blogging world. We moved well over 900 miles away from our family and friends, up north, a few months ago, and I needed a way to stay connected.
I also wanted a way to encourage other moms in their endeavor to home educate. There are many ways to homeschool. Those of you that are new to homeschooling will probably have to go through a trial and error to figure out what will work for you. I have been there done that. My oldest child graduated just this year. I have 4 more to educate. Unfortunately the oldest was my guinea pig, so to speak, and we went through some difficulties figuring out learning styles and what works best for her. But she made it and and so did I :)
Here are my four current students. My youngest wasn't born at the time of this photo, but he is now 9 weeks old.
Over the years I tried many different things. But once I learned about a wonderful educator from the 1800's named Charlotte Mason(www.amblesideonline.com), and her ideas and philosophy for educating our little people, I could not go back to my old ways of educating. I slowly started implementing her ideas into our homeschool. My eldest child was reluctant since she was accustomed to our traditional homeschool, but she did enjoy the reading and some other aspects of my new found way to educate. The other children will start a full time CM homeschool this upcoming year and I am excited to share our experiences with you. I know that over the yearsI have gained a lot of insight from other moms and their experiences, so I hope that I am able to share something that might help other homeschooling mothers.
We are a Catholic homeschooling family so I will also be sharing what we are learning as we grow in our faith in Christ and the teachings of the Church.
Thanks for joining me!