I'm a mom, a wife, a Christian, a thinker (when I am able to think), an extrovert, a recycler, and someone who cares deeply about people. I have 3 kids (ages 5, 7, and 9), a husband (we've been married almost 12 years), and a 4 year old puppy.
We homeschool. My oldest daughter is finishing fourth grade and my 7 year old is finishing second. I was a public school teacher before I started homeschooling, so we do use a lot of public school curriculums. Often people will say to me that it must be easier to homeschool because I have a master's degree in education. It isn't! In some ways, it is much harder! I have to let go of the ways that schooling is done in a classroom, because it doesn't always work at home. Teaching my children to learn without the peer pressure that naturally exists in a classroom has been a very challenging and often frustrating thing for me.
Homeschooling isn't easy and people will often ask me why we do it. The answer I give is that it is because we feel we can give them the best education we can by homeschooling them.
When I blog, I often share what I think and feel convicted about everything from parenting to politics.
So, I thought it would be wise to post what I believe. I am a Christian. I believe the Gospel. I believe that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God and that it is the Truth.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
We do attend a PCA church (Presbyterian Church in America) and are reformed in doctrine. Why does this matter a lot to me? Because I don't believe that I was saved by God because of anything I did.
My husband and I feel very strongly about living purposefully, so we really think through how we raise our children. We do shelter them--all parents are called to protect their children--but we do not hide them from the world.
I suppose there are many other things I could say, but I should probably stop for now, before I start rambling! =)