A space where family, friends and anyone else can follow our adventures. We are a homeschooling, crafting, music-making, back-flipping wonderfully crazy family living on the coast of Maine enjoying everything life has to offer us!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

our first week

Well, it is official, we are homeschooling!  I'm excited and a little nervous of course, but so far so good.  This first week has been low key as we are just starting out and figuring out what our routine will be.  the kids have been working hard on math and grammar workbooks, we've also done some science, plenty of reading and yesterday I painted a chalkboard wall!  I guess today is art...

 The kids have loved going to school in their pajamas and choosing the order in which they do their subjects.  I'm just enjoying spending the time with them and really getting to know each of their learning styles.

I've also starting getting up a little earlier and taking the dogs for a morning walk by myself.  I am finding this time wonderful (and cold) but the crisp morning air allows me to wake up and start thinking about the day before we really begin.  Though I must admit losing the chaos of getting ready and out the door on time for school is the biggest joy by far!

check back often and feel free to leave comments or suggestions as we embark on this journey.


  1. Good for you. I have great admiration for people who take on this important job! I'll be watching with interest. You might check out The Pioneer Woman - she has a homeschooling section I've enjoyed. www.mainelyhome.blogspot.com

  2. Hey Momma! I was just thinking of you this morning, wondering if you had started the homeschooling adventure yet. Good for you!!
    I miss chatting with you at gymnastics hopefully we'll meet up soon. :)
    xoxo Liz
    PS Welcome to blogland <3

  3. Hurray! Can't wait to see all of you for some hands-on-history. And I'll second the suggestion re. Pioneer Woman, her site is awesome (plus she has some great recipes)!


  4. Your family is not new to back-flipping. ;)

    Have fun!

  5. Fully respect and support your decision! Very interested to know how it goes. Happy New Year and best of luck!

    Much Love,

    Uncle David

  6. ang! wow that is awesome.. homeschooling is something eddie and i have thought/talked about for the past year..i am so looking forward to reading and seeing how your adventure unfolds!!keep us posted!! ra

  7. I want to go to school with you! Love Bubba

  8. Love that chalkboard wall! And school in jammies is fantastic. Looking forward to hearing more! Great blog, Ang! love, Anne

  9. I am so excited to see how things go - any time you want to get together with or without kids give me a call,as I would love to see you! Happy new year to all.


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