Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Those of you who know me well and understand the homeschooling lifestyle will know the title of this blog is meant to be tongue-in-cheek.  Those of you who don't know me well or are unfamiliar with homeschooling as a way of life will likely be a little shocked, or at least a tad weirded out.  That's okay.

I know homeschooling is still a strange, mysterious, even ridiculous notion for some folks.  I started this blog to shed some light on why I took the leap to educate my kids "non-traditionally", how I got started, what I'm doing now, and to show you my reality.  It's fun. It's frustrating.  It's great.  It's insane. And I love it.

I will not try to convert you to the idea of homeschooling.  I promise.  But I will show you my successes, address  the stereotypes and prejudices, and heck, I'll even let you in on my failures.  I believe in keeping things real.

What I want readers to know, above anything else, is that I love my kids and I take their education very seriously.  I expect them to have integrity and compassion. I expect them to be well-informed, independent thinkers.  I expect them to learn to love to learn and have a strong work ethic.  I am doing everything I can to prepare them for real life.  I'm not perfect, but I'm determined.  And I love those little buggers.  I want them to succeed in all areas of their lives--academics, spirituality, their careers, their relationships.

Welcome aboard.