Here's mine, though it is on the newer side and we've only just started school back up this past week, so only one week is mentioned!
blessings and happy homeschooling!
I have a blog (although we were 'off' school this past week so nothing to share in that department right now)....but believe it or not I can't text and we don't even have an active cell phone right now!!! Hey, Bookworm, maybe we should get together...between us we could be a force that would amaze the technical world! ;-)
I blog as a journal of our life. I'm not great at a paper journal, but I can blog til the cows come home...LOL. I use Windows Live Writer to work on multiple posts offline as ideas come to me and I have moments. Then I polish up something during quiet time and schedule it to post.
I don't text, Tweet, Facebook, or anything else, but I really love blogging. To each their own! I can go back several years now and tell you what we did for school or life in general for every week with my blog!
I'll read everyone else's posts this evening, I've got to keep working on sorting clothes for winter. 28 tubs - yikes! We've got boy and girl in every size from Newborn up to my 11 year old. Time to whittle things down again and see what we might need to find this year (shouldn't be much).
My name is Hana. I'm brand new to this group. I saw this thread and thought, 'how fun'. I started a blog a year ago, but never posted. I understand what you ladies mean by not having enough time to blog. I don't have much time either, but I am blogging. It is a selfish endeavor. I want to write it. I'm not so sure others want to read it :) Homeschooling is a lifestyle, so most aspects of my life (even my failure to stay on schedule) will relate to homeschooling. And man, do I need a voice! I have five children, have homeschooled for 12 years (all that means is I can tell you what NOT to do), and my good friend and husband, and I, have decided to call it quits (surprisingly not as bad as it sounds- promise). What that means is, I have lost my comfy, cozy, in-house BFF.
It's time for me and the kiddies to venture out end venture forth. Expressing myself through written word and encouraging the children to do so is my first step. I don't know if it is good or bad, but blogging is great a incentive to get out and get moving and shaking. I'd love to share my ideas and I'd love to read yours, so yes. I have a blog. It's http://5timesdaily.blogspot.com.
best to all
@Hana - I really hope things work out for you.
I have to laugh at the posts of not doing anything techy...I don't even text. =) I did start a blog to record our school journey, share recipes with my family, and generally keep my family and friends in the loop. We aren't close to any of them anymore (physically).
I agree with Hana. This blogging thing is for me - and I am not sure that others are that thrilled with reading it. lol One of the ways I figure out what I want to do is by talking it out, and I can't talk it out as easily as I used too. Writing allows me to get the swirling thoughts out on paper, look at them, add or delete, polish them and figure out how I am feeling. This post is an example of that: http://mysouldothdelight.wordpress.com/2012/08/18/the-work-is-good-for-my-soul/
We have to keep a portfolio as part of our school records and I figured the blog is a good place for the weekly updates, including photos, and it counts as a part of the porfolio. Here is this weeks post:
I enjoy reading other's blogs with the progress, ideas, excitement and enjoyment of life. Everyone here has done such a good job. =)
Blogging is like a hobby for me. I enjoy it, and I consider it my "mother culture" time :) I can be creative with my picture editing, and I try to be encouraging and helpful to others as I post things too.
I don't watch tv, my cell phone is ancient (no texting abilities), but I do blog, and I have a facebook account too. I try to use technology as a tool to encourage others....not so much as a tool for my own social needs (which I don't really have since I am a full fledged introvert :)
Wow...what fun! Here's mine for the week: http://lovesimplicityandcoffee.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/the-second-week/
I only blog when the kids are down. I probably should be doing more chores at that point, but my DS is VERY high-maintenance, and with him and a five-month-old, as well as some very stressful things going on in my life personally...well...I need the time. So I am trying to carve out a couple of hours a week that I can spend time alone blogging.
I like the idea of that being mother culture time!! :)
I'll add mine to the mix too: http://fruitloopd.wordpress.com/
I've enjoyed reading through all these blogs.
MamaWebb: Yours is one of the most honest and humorous blogs I've read in a long time. I loved the post about where your kids where up on the roof of your garage. I would of been tempted to leave them up there too.
I've recently started a blog too. I want to make a record what we are doing for school, mostly for my own benefit so I can look back and see what we did and when we did it. I'm hopeless at writing a paper journal, so I'm hoping this will work out well.
We are just starting Week 3, so have only added a couple of posts so far.
Oh! This motivated me to make the jump and re-start my blog. ;-) I've been thinking about it as a journal of sorts, as I used to have blog, web pages and all kinds of online connections in various places. That has dropped off a ton now that we have the little kidlets, but I think this Mama needs the time too.
Thanks everyone for sharing your lovely blogs.
OK, you ladies inspired me to start blogging again. It had been nearly a year since my last post, and then I was already dwindling on how frequently I posted. So, I am playing a little catch-up with our homeschooling and just updating what we are doing for the year and our first day of school that was July 1. My blog actually started as journaling about the kids to update friends and family we don't see frequently, so it is a bit of a mix. And my header is old too. My newborn baby in the photo is now 2 y/o! I guess I should update that too.
This is not a link to a blog or a review of our week, but I really want to share my daughter's "review" of our SCM school year:
At church tonight, I was talking to different kids about how school is going. (Out of the 13 students in the class my husband and I lead, 4 different schools are represented and 3 homeschools!) Anyways, there was a comment that it was boring! My daughter chimed in and said "Boring! School is fun this year!" To which, a few of the others replied that of course it was fun for her because she's homeschooled! I smiled. This is our first year following CM style and method. We actually do a lot. BUT, yes, it is mostly "fun!" Hope that encourages someone else!
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