My family is the reason I breathe in the morning. Well, them… and coffee.
My kids are 9, 5, and <1. If you would have told me that I would have three kids, that I’d be homeschooling, and planned a future to hit the road full time with my husband in an RV, I would have laughed in your face. But instead, God laughed in mine and gave me a life I could have never dreamed of. Sure, my family gives me -all- of the gray hairs, but I wouldn’t change a thing.
Homeschooling has been an adventure of it’s own. We are closing in on our fifth year and I can’t believe the journey it’s been. We’ve gone from being a part of a public charter school where we did full time homeschooling under their curriculum, to traveling for history, pulling out whatever book looks fun for reading, and still learning to relax and have fun with the rest. For us, homeschooling isn’t trying to copy what the kids down the street are doing, but finding a love for life long learning.
My husband is a true outdoorsman. Some how he has transformed me into a woman that loves the outdoors (except bugs…I’ll never love bugs). We hit the road in our small RV as often as we can. When he retires from his current career in four short years, we hope to pile into his truck full time (and haul a much larger trailer) and tour the country for a year (yes, a year. Only a year. Or maybe more…). There’s just so much to see and learn out there!
Since having my third little one, I have had a lot of “season of life” changes, as I like to call them. I’ve been working in the birth world for over eight years, but due to where life has been taking me, I’ve decided to hang up that hat for now. Life with my kids and family is too important to miss out on and, although I adore the families I have worked with, being called away to a birth at 2 a.m. just isn’t what’s right for me, or for us, right now. So, fair warning, you will probably hear about birth, breastfeeding, and some baby stuff from me from time to time. I can’t help it. I think I’m programmed for it.
My friend once joked that I need to start a referral service for all of the advice I give everyone. I suppose this blog is my way of fulfilling that, at least when it comes to homeschooling and family life. There’s nothing I enjoy more than helping and encouraging others. I want to see others succeed. I want to see families thriving. If I can help others on their homeschooling journey and make it easier on them, nothing would make me happier.
So, there you have it. This hot mess express is always on the go and ready to take on life’s next adventure. Come along for the ride.