well....



i had so many intentions this summer... but summer seems to always get in the way:) our summer is not yet over but i am starting to feel the need to get back in touch with this world a little bit. it will be a challenge for me to find the right balance. this fall my daughter starts preschool a few mornings a week, but i have decided to home school my son... well, unschool to be precise. this is an entirely new experience for us. it will be a learning experience for both of us, and i'm excited to see where it leads. i plan on sharing this here. i will also share my attempt to balance this with my own work. i'm not sure how this will go, but i'm actually looking forward to it. my son and i alone tend to fall into an easy balance. i think it will be good for my daughter to have the social experience of preschool (in a very non academic environment). i have found both my children needed this (and i need it!) at this age. their little busy minds and hands need more than i can give. i realize this isn't true for everyone but it is for us. i'm also not sure that i can see myself homeschooling forever... but you really never know where life will take you. i could never have imagined the life i have now, but i like that! it's not perfect but it is a work in progress and i'm learning to take each day as it comes and not worry so much about how "perfect" i am doing or what others may think of it. not easy for me! i tend to be a worrier.

looking forward to being around here more and i hope you haven't given up on me!

xo cary

***ps.... i have a really cool giveaway here on the blog, coming soon, courtesy of my friend rachel at handmade charlotte!

3 comments:

Melissa Crowe said...

We "unschooled" Annabelle until last fall when she started fourth grade at a progressive private school. I know we did the right thing--when she did go to school, it was clear that she was ready, and she has done amazingly well. Good luck!

Cary Walker said...

wow! that's great melissa... i'm always so happy to meet others interested in unschooling. my son has gone to a private democratic free school the last two years... and if we can find something similar down the road that we like we will probably go back. what type of school does your daughter attend now?

Jenn said...

We mostly unschool...with some structured learning as we go. Nature study and lots of hiking/outdoors time...my kids love to learn but don't love tons of bookwork.

I am happy you chose this and hope it works out well. :0)