Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Describing Oneself

Text: Describing Oneself and photo of daffodils

I sat here last night and tried my best to come up with a tagline for Google+ and an introduction to myself. Anything I wrote seemed very trivial. Who really cares what television shows I like or what video games I like to play or watch others play on YouTube? Is that really who I am?

Just a short five years ago I would have introduced myself as a history teacher who liked reading Mercedes Lackey novels, watching Project Runway and other similar reality shows, and going to ice hockey games.  Today I feel like the only thing that adequately describes me is: Mom.  Some days I am okay with that description and others I feel like I want more out of my life. But for now I am a mom who wants to teach her children.

Photo of waterwheel and text of A Mom's Quest to Teach

August 2018 

Revisiting this post several years later makes me realize that one of my most important titles is Mom. That is not trivial in the least. In fact, being a mom is something to be very proud of each day.

I may not enjoy all the same hobbies but I am still content with being a mom who wants to teach her children. In fact, we are homeschooling all three of them now!

For those who have joined me on this quest, I thank you. I look forward to seeing what the next 3 years and beyond will bring.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Starting a New Project

Image of notebook with text: Staring a New Project

I have been contemplating what to write in my very first blog post. Do I introduce myself? Explain why I want to start this new project? Should I write about my journey to picking a blog name? What are my goals for this project?

Questions fill most of my life as a mom and a teacher. I question how to do things best for my family and myself. I review choices and decisions regularly.

Maybe that is the real reason why I have decided to start this new project. To work through thoughts, to express my joy and sadness in being a mom, to share crafts and lessons, and to voice my ideas on various topics.

In the end, who really knows where this quest will lead me. I just hope to become a better person because of the journey.

Sharing What We Love: image of crafts and products reviewed on blog

Updated: July 2018

As I look back on where this quest has taken me, I see that I have grown as a parent and teacher. We have made the decision to homeschool so many of my posts have been centered around that idea and the products available to homeschooling families. I have also regained my love of reading so I have starting blogging more about books that might interest moms (and not just those for children).

Thank you for joining me on this quest. I look forward to many more years with you.