While I absolutely love writing this blog and have found so much encouragement in the community surrounding The Unlikely Homeschool, prior to finding my little place on the web,
Nope. Scratch that.
I read two blogs...TWO.
The first was...and still is...the private blog of one of my dear friends...it's a quirky little chronicle of her faith and family. But, that's reasonable. I KNOW her and I LOVE her. Two very good reasons to invest my time in her words.
The second was a deal-finding site. Over the years, I've randomly chimed in to read of great shopping sales to stretch my dollar and make one-income living a bit more attainable.
That was it. Just TWO BLOGS.
But in the last few years, I've come to see blogs and on-line communities as in-home career training resources in my calling as wife, mother, and homeschooler. Through them, I have been encouraged, challenged, and inspired towards making this journey even better.
That being said, as a busy momma-of-five deep in the everyday trenches of homeschooling, my time is limited. My moments are valuable and have to be invested with purpose...in things that really matter. In the noise and flash of the internet, it's easy to find the BIG NAME Homeschool blogs like Simple Homeschool with its gentle call to simplicity and intentionality...or Free Homeschool Deals, because let's face it, who doesn't like FREE?!
But, there are so many others...so many unassuming blogs tucked obscurely between the blinking lights of the BIG NAMERS...hidden gems of truth and transparency just waiting to be discovered.
If, like me, your time is limited but you'd like some daily direction to this crazy thing called HOMESCHOOLING from every day mommas sharing their triumphs and tragedies...might I suggest a few good blogs.
I've chosen five with purpose. And here they are in no particular order...
When I grow up, I want to be a homeschool momma just like Heather! She has clearly tapped into the gifts and passions of each of her kids and tailors their days to their God-given bents. To be honest, I kind of have a blog-crush on Blog, She Wrote and the culture of homeschooling within its pages.
Tricia Hodges is the tender whisper of wisdom that every young momma needs. I've heard her speak a few times in on-line interviews and find myself being lulled into a deep breath by her sweet southern "momma voice." Her calm and gentle resolve is painted all over her blog and gives this somewhat spastic momma hope that with time, I CAN grow out of my audacious ways. She's a mother with method. And don't we all need a little bit of that?!
So, there's a peek into my favorites.
What blogs would you add to my list?