WHAT I BLOG:I blog to document the home(pre)schooling experience, to explore (and sometimes disagree with) Charlotte Mason's educational philosophies, and to adapt Mason's ideas from a country home in Victorian England to an urban beach apartment in 21st century California.
I also blog about my job teaching 4th grade full-time at a public school. (Miss Mason influences me here, too.)
WHY I BLOG:Homeschooling is not common where we live. I say this because when I mention homeschooling to people, I've never met anyone who actually knows another homeschooler.
My husband is the stay-at-home parent, which means he is the one who takes our daughter to playgroup every week and Mommy & Me ballet class.
Because homeschooling is not common around here, my husband - who, like me, is a credentialed elementary school teacher - wanted a way to explain to people why we chose homeschooling, and what it looks like. I hope this blog does that.
To read about one of the (many) factors that led to us choosing homeschool, check out my post about preschool in Santa Monica.
I also blog to celebrate the little victories that I have as a public school teacher, to discuss reasons I'm choosing homeschooling over public school for my own child, to reflect on the lessons I've learned from over a decade teaching public school, and to explore why I think the way I think about education.