Monday, February 21, 2011

Just Go!

As spring rolls in, so do various homeschooling organization's conventions. These conventions are a homeschooling mom's dream come true. All by itself, the vendor hall is worth the trip. There are books, books and more books almost as far as the eye can see. Aside from the books you can hear talks from veteran homeschoolers with a wealth of information. These talks encourage every member of the family. Many are geared toward biblical child rearing, to husbands encouraging their wives, to curriculum discussions and on and on. My family has attended several conventions and we always come home excited and reinvigorated. It is like a battery recharge in the spring, after a draining from the past year. I encourage you to set aside the weekend of your state convention. This year NH's convention is May 27 & 28.
I was happy to hear that their keynote speakers this year are the Mally family. We met them at the MASS hope convention and they are just delightful.
They are two sisters and a brother who have written a book entitled; Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends. It is a hilarious, truthful, and very biblical story about their family and striving to be best friends with each other. They encourage families to choose being best friends with their siblings, and parents. They will be giving a talk on this along with many other helpful talks for young people and their parents. I encourage you to set the time aside to go to a convention. I guarantee that it will be a blessing! When you get together with like minded folks who want to raise and teach their children for the Lord, it is just an awesome experience. Please check into going. If you can go as a couple it's wonderful to get away. It is also fun to go as a family. My children always loved it when we took them along. Just go, and have fun!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Time For a Little Something

Welcome to my new blog. Please grab a cup of a little something and join me as I strive, along with many of you, to home educate my children. Officially I only have one student being "home schooled", but the fact of the matter is when you have your children living at home with you, no matter their age, they are still learning from you. Parents are the main influence on these young lives and as we all know we learn by living life. There is so much more to educating our children than opening up a certain curriculum with pencil and paper in hand, it is loving, nurturing, walking side by side and simply spending time with our children teaching them about every small detail of life. I hope to share with you in my posts some tidbits and lessons that I have learned over the last twelve years of my homeschooling adventure. I am still learning so much, as I think I've learned more from my own children than from the twelve plus years of my own formal education. Please know I don't intend for this to be an "I know it all" type of blog. I'll look forward to learning more along the way, and I hope to hear ideas from you as well. I pray that it will be a blessing and that I will only glorify my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, for whom I desire my children to follow.