Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Welcome!

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!

6 comments:

Artistamom said...

Welcome!! I am so excited to see you online. I look forward to reading up on you guys- I miss you so much. Love you!!!

Ceemetalk said...

I miss you too, so very much! Thanks for the tip to do the blog here. It is truly so much easier! Love you!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Looks good so far. I can't wait to see more pics of Peter. They grow so fast! I hope you update his pictures often. See you in a few weeks! :) Love you! Marisol

Anonymous said...

Wow that was interesting and you didn't even tell me the other night you were going to do this. I don't know where you find the time. I will continue to read and look forward to more pictures. Give all a hug from us. Miss you!!!Linda

Ceemetalk said...

Hey Linda. I had been meaning to do this ever since I moved here last year. But never got around to it. Then I tried on another blog site but it was too complicated. This is really easy to do and doesn't take up that much time. As long as Peter sleeps you all will get updates! LOL. Love and hugs!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Chris, Tom & Kids. I am so happy for you guys. You deserve all the blessings the Lord sends your way. Hopefully some day Misa and I can come over for a visit.
Love you my sister,
Pusu