Hello from our little homestead in Western New Jersey (and despite what you may think of New Jersey, we have heaps of farms, and acres of beautiful forest..) I am so pumped to be able to share our homeschooling journey with you, which is very much in it's beginning stages. I have two beautiful babes, aged three and six. I'm raising them with my very best friend, a few dogs, cats, goats, bunnies, hens and whoever else shows up on a few acres of (rented) land. Most of the time I feel blessed. The other times I want to pull my hair out while thinking to myself "why am I consciously choosing to spend every stinking second with them...(like right now, they are fighting over the final chocolate chip zucchini muffin, buggers) .
I knew from a young age, I wanted to be a momma when I grew up. I also knew I'd either send my children to some progressive, funky, play-based school, or I'd be homeschooling. Both my husband and I had not-so-pleasant public AND private school experiences and while we had little hope we'd find our perfect school, we figured we'd try. And we did - our daughter lasted few months at a local, supposedly Waldorf inspired school before we pulled her out.
Homeschooling comes easily to me. If I had to label myself I'd say we are Waldorf-inspired unschoolers (more about that next time) and we spend a lot of our days playing outdoors, collecting bits of nature, feeding the animals and talking about everything. We read books. We play for hours. We cook together, and sing together and love together.
I wouldn't change it for the world. And I look forward to sharing our journey with you.