Sunday, August 30, 2009

My first blog post.

Thanks to my son in law and my friends for getting me on the internet.
This blog will be updated weekly I hope.
This was a hard start for me because I had to choose a blog title. As I looked at other blogs, I ruled out "Go Fly A Kite", because it seemed that the title needed to be who I WAS. "The Kite-Flying Mama" sounded a little too motorcyclish, and "The Canning Mama" sounded way too domestic--even though I do can and I do fly kites. I wanted "Your Mom Goes to College" or "Dynamite Homeschooler" because I LOVED Napoleon Dynamite--but that didn't seem to define what I wanted to write about. If I chose "Homeschool Diva" or worse,"Homeschool Queen", I would immediately make enemies and be stretching the truth. In the spirit of homeschoolers always comparing our children to others, I guess I could have chosen "My Kids are Better than" :) , but again, stretching the truth. So, because I believe that we homeschoolers are doing amazing things while balancing extraordinary loads, I decided to go with "The Plate Spinner". I have made many mistakes over my 25 years in the field, but thankfully, my children are not four of them. I have written a book entitled "Go Fly A Kite : Ten Surprising Strategies for Success in Your Homeschool", and I hope to share here some of what God has taught me over the years.