WHAT I BLOG:I blog to document our homeschooling experience, to explore 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, occasionally, blog about my job teaching 4th grade full-time at a public school. (Miss Mason influences me here, too.)
WHY I BLOG:Originally, homeschooling was not common where we live. I say this because when I mentioned homeschooling to people when Gemma was a "preschooler," I didn't come across anyone who knew another homeschooler. In just the past couple of years, homeschooling has increased in our area, and people's awareness of homeschooling has increased, too.
My husband is the stay-at-home parent, which means he is the one who takes our daughter to the state park, the beach, bike riding, and Classical Conversations every week, (and he was the one who took Gemma to Mommy & Me ballet).
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.