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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Homeschooling - To Everything There is a Season

One thing I am learning about homeschooling, and life in general, is that nothing is static - we are always in a state of change. Last fall, we were mourning the death of a loved one. This fall, we're preparing to welcome new life.

Our fourth baby (and third boy!) is due on December 26th.

I spent the summer fighting morning sickness and feeling sorry for myself, and spent most of August and September making up for the months I spent lying around feeling sorry for myself. But now we're back on track. Well, we're never totally on track, but we're closer to the track...

We've also made some changes in our schooling.

Instead of taking a dip in the pool or going out for pizza on the first day of school, we were up at an obscene hour (I'm not a morning person), digging through piles of laundry (I'm rarely caught up on laundry), scarfing down breakfast (Cereal, anyone?) so we could fight traffic (DRIVE, people!) and arrive on time for our weekly Classical Conversations co-op. (Now you know why I homeschool.)

Instead of spending Monday mornings bouncing around in their pajamas until further notice, my kids look like this:

We've also made some changes at Successful Homeschooling.

We just wrapped up our 2nd Annual Curriculum Review Contest, which resulted in over 350 new homeschool curriculum reviews on our website!

We also have several new projects in the works, including YouTube videos, an e-course, and another FREE e-book that will feature interviews with prominent homeschoolers like Catherine Levison, Mary Hood, Sandra Dodd and Sarita Holzmann. These interviews turned out even better than I imagined they would, and I can't wait to share them with you!

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Ecclesiasties 3:1 states - To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.

Our goal at Successful Homeschooling is to walk with you, giving you the tools you need to survive and thrive during life's many seasons.

Enjoy the journey!

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Beverly said...

Congrats on the new baby boy! how exciting!

Sarah said...

I really appreciate your realness. The impression I often get from others is that to homeschool successfully, one must be a certain type of homeschooler. I am not that person, and it is great to see that other moms make it work within the way they are made.

Congratulations on expecting a baby! How wonderful.

So glad you posted. I was just thinking yesterday that maybe you had retired your blog and I should remove it from my blogroll. So glad I didn't!

Carletta said...

Thanks guys! We're really excited.

Sarah, I'm glad you kept me on the blogroll! :)