Friday, August 27, 2010

The Beginning of "Our Days Here" I am at the beginning of my new blog...."Our Days Here".  I have been wanting (seems like forever) to start a personal blog but I have had a fear of where to start for WAY too long.  A fear mainly stemming from my inability to put my thoughts into words :).....and how critical I can be of myself when it comes to writing in general.  I read SO many blogs everyday and am in awe of how so many of you write so eloquently.  Here's hoping I have learned a little. :)

I couldn't think of a better time than now to begin this fun.  We have just started our adventure in Homeschooling, actually just yesterday, my 7 year old daughter.  She attended public Kindergarten and 1st grade last year but it was so evident,  as this school year approached, that homeschooling was the right choice.   We have thought about homeschooling for many years with my son, who is a Sophomore now... but once again I had fear.  Fear of being able to do it.  (I'm probably going to verbalize a lot of my fears now, huh?)  I think the fact that I had a baby when he was in 2nd grade put a lot of that "fear" in me.

We thought about not sending her to Kindergarten and to start homeschooling from the beginning, but we didn't.  Then 1st grade we thought we would see.   But now, knowing the issues with learning last year that she had, all of those fears completely disappeared.  It was wonderful weight lifted off of me actually. Knowing in my heart that this is right!!

We are all SO excited!!  Our first two days went wonderful. (The smile that proves it above) I can only hope that they are all like that, right?  I am going to follow the same calendar as our school district pretty much to make it easier (for now anyway).  I had so much fun picking out her curriculum.   I don't know what I would have done without all the advice and information from the many homeschooling blogs I have found, especially Wierd Unsocialized Homeschoolers, Five J's and The Happy Housewife.  They have made me feel so at ease.

Not only will I write about my experiences with homeschooling but also our life in general.  A life that includes my awesome, most-of-the-time, husband, my wonderful, most-of-the-time, teenage son, my sweet, most-of-the-time, daughter (seeing a pattern here) and too many pets...a silly Rhodesian Ridgeback  (who makes me laugh and furious daily) , 2 furry cats, 2 rats (yes...yuck) and a fish.  Oh...and me...HA!!!  I'm not sure how to explain me....Bargain loving Southern Girl living in New England.  Banker, Realtor turned Stay-at-home Mom and Blogger.   I love my life.  But, no, it is NOT perfect!!  But I wouldn't trade it for anything!

So, here we go!  Welcome to our world....Our Days Here.


  1. Hi! I saw your blog on MPM. I wish you blessings on your first year homeschooling. We took my oldest out when he was in third grade and never went back. We now have six, five still at home in homeschool. You will LOVE your journey. No matter how challenging it gets, always know that you are giving her so incredibly much more than she'd ever get at PS...most of all, love and the caring of knowing her heart best of all.

    Blessings to you...stop by my blog, and friend me back, if you like. I am friending you so you will have two followers!! (and I am looking forward to seeing how things progress with you...) If you ever have any questions, feel free to contact me and I will do what I can to help.


  2. Congratulations on starting your homeschool journey!

    I hope I'm not bursting your bubble, but your days will NOT always be like the last two. The good days definitely outweigh the trying ones, but when you do have tough days, hang in there. Reach out to someone for support. We've all been there. I can't tell you how many times I've considered shipping the kids off to public school after a trying day. :) But don't give up. The rewards are SOOO worth it!

    Joy @ Five J's

  3. Didn't know you had started a new blog. Congratulations. Looks good.

    Will you be writing about marriage? I'm going to run a series of guest posts next year (2011)on marriage. I will continue to write some (I try to do one every Sunday now), but am going to invite others to create more variety. Care to write one? Consider yourself invited. WB