Monday, September 17, 2007

My Very First Post, An Introduction, If You Will. ;-)

Well, hello to all of you out there in blog land. Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm Mom #1. I am the Main Mom and CEO of this household. I like to think I run a pretty tight ship, but as we all know, what we think and what is reality can sometimes be very different animals.

Today is the day I have decided to jump into the age of technology and start my blog.

I plan to use this blog as a stress reliever, thought processor, family informer, and basically anything else I decide it's good for. We'll just have to wait and see how it all turns out.

I hope to post here at least once a week. Today is Monday, but I'm thinking in the future I should post later in the week. Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays seem more appropriate as I can review the events of the week. Of course, if I foresee an eventful week ahead, then I may want to hop on and tell everyone about it in advance. I guess we'll have to wait and see how that turns out as well.

As the title suggests, we home school Baby Boy and we have been for about five years now. As you can imagine, it's been an ongoing adventure. That is pretty much the center of my universe most days.

We began home-schooling because Baby Boy has a pretty good laundry list of health problems which have kept him from attending school on a regular basis. I used to spend all of my time running back and forth to our local public school trying to arrange to get his work, turning in his work, begging them not to expel him due to truancy, and other miscellaneous things of that nature. Although that was the main reason, believe me when I say it was not the only reason. I was so disappointed in the lack of cooperation I received from the educators and administrative staff, it was sickening. I was also tired of him being simply taught test taking skills 6 months out of the school year. It's no wonder there are so many children slipping through the cracks. We just got tired of being at the mercy of the school system, so we decided to take Baby Boy's education into our own hands.

So the adventure began out of necessity, but as it has progressed, I realize that I love being in control of his education. We all feel empowered being able to educate in our own way and on our own terms. I believe this is the way it was meant to be.

I use a mixture of Christan, secular, and home-made curriculum in my home school adventure. It really doesn't matter what I use because I find myself tearing it all apart and using it a la carte. Nothing seems to come out of the box in a way that fits our needs. We tend to be a little on the eclectic and eccentric side.

Well, I think I've said enough for now. I'm going to let this post marinate with me for a while. I may find myself posting again later in the week just to include all of the things that I know I'm going to wish I had posted today.

Thanks for dropping by!



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