What we are using

11 August 2007

First Post Here

Wow - this is my first post here. Yeah it is August of 2007. I am moving my blog. The old blog was, well old.

This is about our homeschooling family. This is my little way of remembering what it was we did. We started homeschool when BB was in middle school. Later, we put him in high school then took him out again.

This year BB is a Senior in highschool. Wow, I am getting old.

CC is in first grade. If you ask her, she will say she is in third.

LB is currently 2 and was born to be the youngest child.

I am a relaxed classical homeschooler. I hangout at the Well Trained Mind boards and get terrible ideas of new things I should be using with my kids. I am learning to not buy everything that works for somebody else.

Welcome to my new little home on the web.


Lorna said...

Hi Karen,
I have recently made my blog a private blog but I would really love you still to visit :-)
If you send me your e-mail at lorna.j.morris at gmail dot com I can send you an invite.

Ps. I love the Mother's Day pictures.

Dan said...

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I would appreciate your reviewing SpellQuizzer in The Magic School House. If you are interested in hosting a giveaway of a SpellQuizzer license I'd be happy to supply a free license to the winner. You can learn more about the program at http://www.SpellQuizzer.com. There's a video demo you can watch at http://www.spellquizzer.com/SpellQuizzer-Demo.htm and a community site where SpellQuizzer users can share their spelling lists with one another (http://www.SpellQuizzer.com/Community). Finally, there's a page targeted to homeschooling families at http://www.spellquizzer.com/spelling-software-for-homeschoolers.htm. I'd be happy to send you a complimentary license for the software. Please let me know if you are interested.

Thank you very much!

Dan Hite
TedCo Software

Anonymous said...

hi-I really like your blog. I have an 8 year daughter in 3rd grade and I am dreaming of homeschooling her asap and don't know where/how to begin. I am drawn towards Classical Education. I am frustrated with what public school offers her and she has begged me several times to h.s. her...would you please help me with some ideas on where to begin? It is very overwhelming. There seems to be so much to choose from. I have been reading a "Well Trained Mind" for a few months and they have amazing suggestions. Thank you for your help. I don't see a way to contact you on the blog...