I’m a happily married, homeschooling mother of three. You’ll get to meet those three and hear from them quite a bit about what this whole self-directed homeschooling thing looks like in their lives. My husband and I were college sweethearts. We’ve been married 19 years. You won’t hear much from him, though.
Other than a brief stint in a small, play-based preschool for my oldest, none of my kids have ever been in school. I used to say, somewhat sheepishly, that I was a closet unschooler. Now I openly and proudly say that I am a self-directed homeschooler.
I’m a budding entrepreneur (that’s where I’m sinking almost all of my self-directed learning time these days – reading books and articles, watching videos, and taking courses). I’m getting healthy with Trim Healthy Mama. I love to read, to write, to listen to music, to hike, to cook, to take photographs. Since self-directed learning isn’t just for kids, I’ll sometimes share what and how I’m learning. Most of the things I post will be written, while my son will do a combination of writing and videos, and my girls will be mostly videos.
I got my start in blogging with a blog I did with my oldest daughter that we called Teen Squirrel Hunter. Our original intent with that blog was to share our experiences homeschooling (or being homeschooled as) a dyslexic, inattentive ADD teenager in the hopes that it would help other people doing the same thing. We found, though, that we were sharing more things about this self-directed homeschooling than we were about the interventions, curricula, difficulties, and joys associated with homeschooling a dyslexic child…and so we decided to change direction. And that led us here.