Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Blogging Challenge - Who

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Here's something a little embarrassing... turns out that I've had an "About Me" draft sitting on this blog during its entire lifetime, but I've never posted it. I'm not sure why. But today, that will change. It is changing because I decided to jump in on a July Blogging Challenge hosted by Lynn at This Day Has Great Potential and Jennifer at A Glimpse of Our Life. They've given us a word prompt for each day of the month, and for today it is Who. An invitation to spruce up the "About Me" page of our blogs and introduce ourselves to the other participants, and maybe reintroduce ourselves to our own readers. So here it is!

FAQs (okay, maybe not frequently asked...)

Who are you? I'm a Christian wife and mother - married for 27+ years, and homeschooling for 17+ years. I'm not a writer, nor do I hope to be a writer; and that's why it's ridiculous that I have more than one blog. I grew up in Calgary, met my husband in Winnipeg (although he is from southern Ontario), lived in southern New Jersey for awhile, and have been living in Maryland for almost 20 years.

What do you do all day? (This one IS frequently asked, usually by my husband) Other than Facebook and message boards and blogs, you mean? I do actually spend some time on homeschooling. I actively teach a couple of subjects, and need to be available to help with everything else. Sometimes just to give them the stink-eye now and again to make sure that they are actually working on math, y'know? And there's grading and lesson plans and teacher-type stuff like that. I find that my family rather expects that I'll do household chores like laundry and cooking, so I give that a go whenever I think about it, or it can't be avoided. I don't much care for cooking, I'm not gonna lie. Not terribly fond of cleaning either, to be perfectly honest. I would rather read, or nap, or do something that involves music. And I drink coffee in copious amounts. I am involved with music at our church, and help out some with the youth ministry - call me crazy, but I actually like hanging with the teens! I drive my kids crazy to activities like music lessons, youth activities, Children's Chorus, and Civil Air Patrol. I'm also a member of a community choir, which is one of my opportunities to do something that doesn't hinge on my being someone's wife or mother.

Where is your other blog? Just A Second. No, that's the name of the other blog. It's called Just A Second. I'm also a contributing blogger at The Homeschool Post.

How much do you really know about homeschooling? Are you an expert? Well, I know a lot about has worked for us in this homeschool adventure, and I know what hasn't. I believe in the value of home education and I like to promote that and encourage families to consider homeschooling. I'm not an expert, and I have only stayed in a Holiday Inn Express a handful of times. But I've tried a lot of different homeschool products, on our own and through the Schoolhouse Review Crew, and I've been doing this homeschool thing for a number of years now.

Visit This Day Has Great Potential and A Glimpse of Our Life to get to know the other participating bloggers, and to link up your own introduction.

July Blogging Challenge

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Jenni Ryan said...

Loved getting to know you more ;) Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Our Journey!

Pat Fenner said...

Perfect timing, Kym! Please consider sharing your "About" page on our "About Page Link Party" this Wednesday, over at! We'd love to get to know you better...
And I LOVE the 30-day blog challenge idea ;-)

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