About the blog name:
When I started with WordPress more than five years ago, it was pretty much a hangout limited to techies and academics, all of whom seemed to be in a semi-unspoken contest as to who could be the coolest, the most clever, the wittiest, the one with the most inside information, the one who made the most obscure references, and the one who understood said obscure references… I am none of that, but at the time, it seemed like my only blogging options were hyper-social platforms (like MySpace) or special-interest platforms (like HomeschoolBlogger), and neither of those suited me well. Blogger didn’t either; it was too limited at the time… and my uncle had, at the time, started a blog of WordPress, so it seemed like a good place to go, even though when I started here, to the best of my knowledge, there were literally me and ONE other mom-blogger (that was YOU, Kiva!). Two of us. Anyway, in order to withdraw from the “contest”, it seemed wise to make a disclaimer that whoever was looking for the clever-techie-cool-obscure, was pretty much not going to find it here.
I’m a homeschooling mom with five kids — three boys aged 13, 11, and 9 years, and two girls, aged 5 and 2½. My dear hubby is a home designer (like an architect w/o AIA certification) for a large home builder, and he’s also the worship pastor at our church .
We school with Sonlight, which in my opinion, is an excellent program: literature-based, Christian but not dogmatic, heavy on history and reading. I like everything about Sonlight except for the Language Arts. We are in our 9th year of homeschooling. I initially started homeschooling simply to teach my oldest to read, so he’d have a leg up on things when he went to “real” school. But when he learned to read with ease, and his then-3yo brother right along with him, I decided to stick with it.
I like birding, camping, shorter hikes (the legs of my littles can’t go so far…), doing about anything out in nature. 🙂
If you’re a glutton for wordiness, there’s more about me on this page .