Tuesday, December 27, 2011


I am glad you are here! Grab a cup of tea or a cup of coffee and make yourself at home. With the advent of a new year, I have decided it was time to make a move--a new blog name, new look, new perspective.

So, for all my friends old and new, my name is Michelle and I've been blogging elsewhere for the past three and a half years. I blog about our family life and homeschooling, occasionally sharing a recipe or homeschooling tip and sometimes a funny story or two. I occasionally participate in memes and carnivals, often book-related, homeschooling related, plus The Christian Home. I also love to read and review books and curriculum, so expect to see a good bit of that here as well. For now, I'll be keeping my old blog but will make this one my primary blog.

Our family is as follows:
  • Dad--Professor, Scouter, native Texan, all-around great guy
  • Michelle--former English teacher, reading addict, mom to 5 diverse yet wonderful children
  • Venturer--my eldest, 16 year old daughter, 10th grader who loves Venturing scouts and is an exceptional young woman of many interests and talents
  • Scout--my 13 year old son who is now taller than I am--Star scout, knot-tyer extraordinaire and Lego builder extraordinaire
  • Miss Butterfly--my sweet 11 year old artistic daughter, who struggles with some learning disabilities
  • Miss Ladybugs--my rambunctious 6 year old daughter, petite yet very confident, poetry memorizer extraordinaire
  • Lightning--my 4 year old busy boy who wants to do everything his big brother does and has a propensity for getting into mischief
So, prepare to hear what we are reading, what fun activities my kids are involved in Scouting, in schooling and more. Plus read some great reviews on homeschooling products through my position with the Homeschool Crew. I consider myself somewhere on the Charlotte Mason/Classical spectrum of homeschooling philosophy, but due to my own children's unique needs have become increasingly eclectic over the past dozen or so years.

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