Thursday, August 21, 2008

Homeschool Memoirs {Weekly Theme 1 - All About You!}

I am going to try to participate in the Homeschool Memoirs Weekly Theme this year.  We'll see if I can keep up!



This meme is to not only keep a “memoir” (posts) of your homeschool year, but to make a way for homeschoolers to get to know each other. Each week, on Wednesdays, we’ll post a new theme and you can participate by posting it on your site with your own homeschool memoirs. Once you’ve posted, come back and sign the linky. We hope you’ll be encouraged, informed, and connected with other homeschoolers and glean from the different ways they do their homeschool.


The first theme begins today, August 20th, 2008. This week, we want to hear about YOU. The author behind the words. The Momma behind all the homeschooling kiddos. Just write up something about you, your family, and your home. How long you’ve been homeschooling and why you decided to homeschool. It doesn’t have to be anything lengthy at all, but we’d love to hear it! You might include a family photo too!


For those that may not have "met" me before, my name is Kym and my family lives, works, and homeschools in a rural part of Maryland.  We are originally from Canada (my home province is Alberta, and my DH is from Ontario) and we moved to the United States when Harrison was not quite a year old.  We decided to homeschool when he was a baby, for many reasons - didn't trust that a public school education would be high quality; didn't believe that our children would be safe at school or on the bus;  wanted to educate from a Christian worldview; and just didn't think it right to separate young children from their parents for so much of their day.  And we've found some great bonuses to homeschooling along the way - some days our school uniforms are our pajamas!  We can plan our school calendar around our family vacations, instead of the other way around!  And I think that watching my children read for the first time is every bit as exciting as their first steps and first words when they were babies. 


My DH manages a wholesale greenhouse nearby, and Harrison works there part-time and seasonally as well.


The kids are entering 11th, 9th, 4th, and 2nd grades this year.  We use a variety of curricula and are blessed to have excellent local homeschool groups that provide field trips, gym classes and co-op classes as well.


Family picture.... hmmm.... well, with the luck I'm having with photobucket today, I think I'd better plan on coming back later to add that photo.  Not that I have a recent one that's much good, but I'll take a look around the "archives"

 ETA:  Okay, here we go with a family picture taken in November that was our Christmas card picture this past year:


mamasmurf said...

So glad you decided to join in! It was fun to find out more about you and your family - e.g., I didn't know that you were Canadian!



Anonymous said...

Great family photo! Nice to 'meet' you! :)


Anonymous said...

Great to meet you! You have a beautiful family!

Have a great year!


Haflingerhorses said...

Yes, I just love those "uniforms" on cold snowy mornings! :)

Great picture!

Come by and visit me on our ranch -


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