I've been kinda "lurking" and learning on here for several months and have commented a few times, but wanted to introduce myself. My friend Lindsey introduced to me this site when we were talking about homeschooling last summer and I am so grateful as it has been exactly what I was looking for. I had been reading about Classical vs. CM when I learned about SCM and knew it was for us. I've been a lover of good books my whole life and know that is where most of my retained education has come from so it just made sense to me. I was fornunate enough to attend a SCM conference last fall in San Antonio that was great!
My name is Hope and I have 3 boys who are basically 6, 4, and 3 (some birthdays are about to occur ;) ), My oldest was in a private K program as we were simply unsure about homeschooling went last fall came about. Through prayer, finding this site, and having a child actually in school, it was confirmed over and over that we should be homeschooling. My dh is a pastor and took a new job a few weeks ago. We are now in the Austin, TX area. The moved allowed us to easiy move our son out of the school and now are a couple week into officially homeschooling. For the remainder of this school year, I am simply concentrating on Bible, reading, and math and getting used to homeschooling, new routines, etc. We will officially be doing Year One starting in August. It's been a little difficult getting oldest ds' attention with 2 little brothers around, but I know it's a learning curve for me and him and this week has already been much better and today he told me he loves "math at home" so I think we are on the right track. :)
Anyway, I just want to introduce myself here and tell you that these forums have already been a wealth of information to me. I do not know any other homeschoolers here in our new town (thought I've heard there are many -- I just haven't met any yet), so I may be bombarding you all with questions soon. :)