Welcome to Homeschool Edition!
My name is Jennifer and I have been homeschooling my children since 2013. I started this blog to record my family’s experiences in homeschooling. I also like to write about our family life and living in Metro Detroit.
Other topics I like to include on the blog are faith-based posts, yummy recipes, thrifty shopping, and favorite headwrap styles.
And sometimes I vent a little because let’s be real, okay…nobody’s perfect. We all have those days, right? Raising two teens, two toddlers, and expecting a new baby has its challenging moments. Sometimes it’s nice to know you’re not alone on this mom journey.
We are currently on our 4th year of homeschool: grades 11, 9, and preschool. My two oldest children (Elijah and Michala) went to public school until grades 7 and 5.
We are what you call eclectic homeschoolers. Our learning style encompasses traditional home education and unschooling methods. We like to have structured days (but not always) and follow a set curriculum for our core classes, while also leaving room for freely exploring other learning interests.
You can read more about our eclectic homeschool style here.
There are many things I am still learning as a homeschool mom. I find that each school year, I learn something new. I discover a new teaching method or curriculum to use for my children. Or one of my children change their mind on a topic of interest or find a new thing they’re into. Homeschooling is just like life: it’s ever-changing and evolving.
For me, homeschooling is not just teaching my kids at home. And it’s definitely not taking “the easy way out” of education. It truly is a lifestyle. It’s a life journey. I am happy to share my family’s homeschool journey with you.
About Our Family
I am married to Travis and together we have four children ages 16, 14, 3, and 1. We are expecting our rainbow baby #5 Summer 2017! We lost our angel baby in August 2016.
I tell you, God is a healer and truly an awesome God because three months after my miscarriage He blessed us with another pregnancy. Suffering a miscarriage has been very painful emotionally, but I am so thankful God has blessed us again!
In March 2015, my husband Travis honorably and medically separated from the Army. He served active duty for 8.5 years and was injured during a deployment. We relocated to Metro Detroit, Michigan and we love our new home!
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, binge watching my favorite TV shows on Netflix (when mom life isn’t so crazy, busy), and photographing city and street photography. I share my photography of Detroit and street photography at Good Life Detroit . Check it out sometime! 🙂
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask! I am happy to help! 🙂
I’d like to consider myself a “homeschool expert” because I’ve been in the game for four years now (LOL), but truth is, I’m not a legal homeschool expert. And I wouldn’t want to steer you in the wrong direction or give you the wrong advice.
That’s why if you have a legal question, you should definitely consult with a lawyer and homeschool legal expert. I have also found my state’s board of education to be helpful at times.
Remember, any advice given is based upon my personal experience homeschooling my children. Each city and state has varying homeschool laws and requirements. Therefore, it is very important you familiarize yourself with your city/state’s education laws.
Thank you for reading!
I am very grateful for you stopping by! I hope you find encouragement from my family’s homeschool experience.
If you have some tips or cool school projects you’d like to share with me, drop me a line sometime or leave me a comment. I’d love to hear from you.
Love & Peace,
“Let all that you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14