Saturday, February 22, 2020

A Considered Childhood

I've made mention in various posts that I've written, that we homeschooled our children. Those years, spanning from 1991 through 2018, so that's 28 YEARS!, were some of the happiest of my life.

As you can well imagine, with that came a lot of knowledge, and since our baby graduated in 2018 I've missed sharing our adventures, in particular the many wonderful ideas and resources that we came across over the years. There is just so much out there, especially in light of my earlier days when the internet was essentially non-existent. With that, I've collected and kept a good amount of that, and I would now like to pass it on "to the next generation", so to speak, or to anyone who still finds themselves in the midst of that glorious, crazy, often messy life that is homeschooling!

Thankfully most of what I have to share is still archived in a separate blog. and while I considered just moving those posts here, I felt that it confused the overall theme of Ordinary Days.  There are so many posts already archived there, it just made more sense to revive it. I did take a little time this morning to update the graphics and color palette to more closely match this blog, and I'm rather pleased with it. Hopefully I'll be able to resist the temptation to tinker with it. I don't think maintaining it will be difficult as there are posts spanning several years just waiting to see the light of day again. Of course I'll have to check the links to make sure they are not outdated, but I don't think that will be too difficult, at least that's my hope. As my book and this blog are my primary focus, I need for this to be easy. Maybe if a post is too link heavy I'll just choose not to share it or save it for a time when I can update it. Anyway, the nuts and bolts of it and the work on my end isn't really as important as I feel sharing the information is. So with that, just click the link to. . . .

My plan is to post one post each day from the archives. A lot of the posts reference Charlotte Mason as that was primarily the philosophy we followed, though I did take liberties so if you're a CM purist, please don't judge! :). Hopefully you'll find something in this treasure trove I've curated, and if you do, please let me know!

From one homeschool mom to another,

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