Well here I go my first attempt at blogging.
It is that time of year again, getting ready to begin a new year of home education, every so often I go through a change or rather metamorphasis if you will, I have been homeschooling for 10 years and it seems my philosophy changes with the wind sometimes, but it really is more of a growth experience I have come to realize. I read some great magazines on homeschooling, one of them is Home Education Magazine and the other is the Link Magazine and WOW this year I finally got was has been happening to me all these years. I have been ignoring our true path down the road of home education, I seem often to resort to workbooks and deadlines and really that is just not what we are about. I read two amazing articles about a month back and the lightbulb in my head went wild. I am at heart a very eclectic person overall and that was how we began homeschooling, but fear led me back to the less scary path for me of set curriculum and deadlines, so I knew how all the children were performing and could prove to all that they were doing well, the problem was and is that the children are not happy, they have lost their love of learning, the fire went out and I am realizing this is what I created. So now after these two very enlightening articles the path lit up brightly for me and I am off to follow it, I am in pursuit of the joy of learning for all of us. I am in the pursuit of peace and joy in our home. I don't expect a smooth path but I am happy for the knowledge that it does exist.
Wish me luck on our new adventure.
In my coming blogs I will share some family dreams, some great reads we have come across and some of what we have learned in our years of home schooling our children.