When we were expecting Eliza, I had known exactly one person who had been homeschooled, one incredibly creative, motivated, well-read, confident homeschool graduate. She made it look good! We then met a family in our birthing class who was homeschooling their four-year-old and they influenced us in a myriad of ways: baby-wearing, co-sleeping, attachment parenting, cob house construction, livingroom concert hosting...wow, that is quite the list, but they were beautiful, compassionate and smart people and what they were doing made a lot of sense, so I guess I can say that we started considering homeschooling our kids with the birth of our first.
That was almost twelve (gulp) years ago, and I can still talk for hours about homeschooling. What we're doing, what we're not doing, what you're doing, what's happening in the community, what I'm worried about, what I'm so excited about...it's endless. Of course I have other interests, but this is basically my job right now, so I'm a bit consumed.
Luckily for me, there are other homeschoolers who love to talk and blog about homeschooling just as much, and this spring there is a new resource being born for those of us who can't get enough: home / school / life magazine! In their words, they aim to be "as creative, playful, and informed as the best homeschool days. "
Well, that sounds pretty good! In anticipation of their launching, editor Shelli Pablis of the blog Mama of Letters has generously offered me one free year-long digital subscription to give away!
To enter, leave a comment and we'll pull the winner's name out of the hat on March 14.