What the heck are you doing?

What the heck are you doing?

Inspired by my friend, Erin, who blogs about her crew here: Bonnie and Clyde, Buds helped me set up this blog to talk about the kids and the adventures we have as a homeschooling family.

First, the title to the blog refers to each of the children:  Zoe’s nickname is “Monkey,” Zachary is often called, “Buster,” and my sister-in-law, Kathy, once remarked that Noa might say “yes” more often if we had named her, “Yessa,” instead of Noa, and the rest is history.

Second, the title of this first post refers to the reaction people would have more often if they were being completely honestly when told we are homeschooling.  But, because most people won’t ask that question (Except for my brother, George, who likes to shock people), I wanted to make sure those we care about, and who care about our children, have a way of checking up on us without having to feel like they are asking too many questions.

And finally, another friend, Jennifer, has made the amazing opportunity to move with her family to Croatia to delve into her family’s roots.  Reading about that process has inspired me to try and live the big life I so crave, while also being present and mentally with these people right here with me.  Read about Willy’s journey at:  Touching Up My Roots.

Phew, that’s a lot to ask of one little blog.

So come share in our journey and see what the days and weeks and months bring us as we grow and learn from these small beings we are blessed to call our children.

Our first family camping adventure

Our First Family Camping Adventure to Cunningham Falls State Park.  Post about that adventure upcoming.