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*~Amber~* June 26th, 2010 05:28 PM

Let's get to know one another.
 
Share as much as your comfortable with.

What is your name?
How old are you?
Your DH?
Your Children?
Do you have any pets?
how long have you been married?
how long have you Homeschooled?
What made you decide to homeschool?

Share some pics if your comfortable with that.



What is your name? Amber
How old are you? 28yrs young
Your DH? 36yrs old
Your Children? 6 yrs 7 months, 3yrs 10.5 months, 2yrs 3 months, 8 months
Do you have any pets? We have one beagle right now, a female named Maggie she is almost 6yrs old. We had a male but he ran off and we haven't been able to find him.
how long have you been married? 8yrs (we celebrated our anniversary on June 15th)
how long have you Homeschooled? I have done preschool for the last year and will start 1st grade with my oldest in about a month or so.
What made you decide to homeschool? It was a lot of things but mostly so that I could give them the best possible education.

Share some pics if your comfortable with that.

There is a pic of the kids in my siggy and here is one of me.
The funny look on my face is because my DH said something stupid before he took the pic.
http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/c...2/100_2263.jpg


Amaranth Dhanya June 26th, 2010 05:51 PM

Re: Let's get to know one another.
 
What is your name? Hillarie
How old are you? 37 1/2
Your DH? Dan, age 47 1/2
Your Children?Do you have any pets? Connor(6), Avery(4), Devinn(2)
how long have you been married? almost 7 yrs.
how long have you Homeschooled? Just this past "school" year
What made you decide to homeschool? We live in a state with an extremely poor education system(ranked like 49th in the country), Ive seen the people who have graduated and many shouldnt have because they can barely read decently. It worried me because my oldest is extremely smart and he loves to learn and he is inquisitive(to the point of annoyance)and I didnt want him stuck in a school with teachers who didnt wanna be bothered and would shush him up or make him feel bad for asking or would dim this love he has to learn.

Every year they take more and more money from the education system and Ive even had teachers themselves say the system sucks.

After about a year of debate of pros and cons and fears and all that I decided my fears were secondary to making sure my son learned in an enviroment that let him love learning and let him ask all the questions he wanted even if annoying at times,etc. LOL.

Here is a recent pic of my sons and of myself...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ysStuff045.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...dStacey006.jpg

BensMom June 26th, 2010 07:53 PM

Re: Let's get to know one another.
 
(I'm always very careful about what I post online. I used to work in the financial industry, and my dh works in security, so I know how easy it is to use stuff like this against someone. :wacko: )

What is your name? Chrystal
How old are you? 30-something
Your DH? 30-something
Your Children? 1 and 4
Do you have any pets? 2 dogs
how long have you been married? in the ballpark of 10 years
how long have you Homeschooled? technically, since birth. :lol: actually, this is our 2nd
What made you decide to homeschool? my son begged, and my own religious convictions

Share some pics if your comfortable with that. I would if I had any... I haven't gotten them off the camera since February. :blush: Busy!

christianmommato3 June 26th, 2010 08:04 PM

Re: Let's get to know one another.
 
What is your name? Jaime
How old are you? 32 in July
Your DH? Adam
Your Children? Jacob is 10, Alisha is 8, and Andrew is 3 in August
Do you have any pets? yes, 2 cats, 1 dog, 3 fish
how long have you been married? 12 years last month
how long have you Homeschooled? starting my 3rd year
What made you decide to homeschool? multiple attitude problems, teacher problems, bus problems, and I felt it was my calling from God.

My3Boys64 June 26th, 2010 09:13 PM

Re: Let's get to know one another.
 
What is your name? Danielle
How old are you? 27
Your DH? 28
Your Children? 2 and 7 months
Do you have any pets? A Boxer named Lucy
how long have you been married? 3 years
how long have you Homeschooled? I like Chrystals answer "since birth" :) but I have not started yet - I will start with preschool soon though!
What made you decide to homeschool? I have kind of always known I wanted to - I love to teach and I am passionate about learning, I want to pass that on to my sons and I do not feel comfortable with anyone else teaching them.

IsraelSofiaMalachi&baby June 26th, 2010 10:12 PM

Re: Let's get to know one another.
 
What is your name?Melissa
How old are you?26
Your DH?Israel,27
Your Children?Israel is 5,Sofia is 3 and Malachi will be 13 months on monday
Do you have any pets?nope
how long have you been married?6 years
how long have you Homeschooled?i would say from birth also-before my kids could talk i teach them
What made you decide to homeschool?before i had kids i wanted to home-school.i got married and hubby did not want that.then we had our first two kids and they amaze us with how smart they are. I have had the chance to look at school material in my area and my kids are doing things 2 years ahead then the systems. The one we're in the district of the worst in the area.So my husband said theres no way they're going to public schools. We were going to try to get them in the best in the area but i prayed about it and feel that God wants me to home-school. Which was another reason,so they have Biblical schooling.

Share some pics if your comfortable with that. i dont do pictures on here. once i get to know everyone i'll add you on my facebook :)

Sandra314 June 27th, 2010 06:32 AM

Re: Let's get to know one another.
 
What is your name? Sandra
How old are you? 45
Your DH? several years youger than me.
Your Children? Two boys, ages 4 and 10.
Do you have any pets? No
how long have you been married? over 11 years
how long have you Homeschooled? Since 2003.
What made you decide to homeschool? My older sister had been homeschooling her 6 children since 1985 and left me with quite an impression. I knew that I could do it when I became a mom.

Below a pic of me and my husband during Christmas.
http://i361.photobucket.com/albums/o...s2009pic03.jpg

Miguels mommy June 27th, 2010 12:00 PM

Re: Let's get to know one another.
 
What is your name? Lisa
How old are you? 27 in July
Your DH? Miguel age 28
Your Children? Miguel age 8
Do you have any pets?no
how long have you been married? 6 years in Aug.
how long have you Home-schooled? 4+ years
What made you decide to home-school? Our experiences in school, his daycare experience, family's experience in school, religion, high education standards, and the desire for him to have free time.

JustAKrazymom June 27th, 2010 06:30 PM

Re: Let's get to know one another.
 
Share as much as your comfortable with.

What is your name? Alison
How old are you? 34, will be 35 in August
Your DH? Eric, 38
Your Children? Noah almost 16, Declan 8 , Jadziah 6.5 and Taejan almost 5
Do you have any pets? yes, A cat named Wrenna, hamster named Theodore and various tanks full of fish
how long have you been married? 9 years
how long have you Homeschooled? while I have taught them since birth i don't count the years that they wouldnt have been in a formal school setting had we gone that route. So we are entering our 5th year as official homeschoolers.
What made you decide to homeschool? When I started spending hours a night doing homework with my oldest son.

Share some pics if your comfortable with that. My blog is full of pics :)

.Brandi. June 27th, 2010 07:54 PM

Re: Let's get to know one another.
 
What is your name? Brandi
How old are you? 26 years
Your DH? 33 years
Your Children? Edward, almost 5; Preston, 2; Baby #3 Due November
Do you have any pets? Some fish and a dog
how long have you been married? 6 years this coming September
how long have you Homeschooled? Um...maybe a few months...
What made you decide to homeschool? I hated public school and I knew some homeschooled people who were so smart and I wanted my kids to be that punctual and intellectual and intellegent. I feel I missed a lot being in public school!

in_mommy June 28th, 2010 07:41 PM

Re: Let's get to know one another.
 
What is your name? Jennifer
How old are you? 36
Your DH? 44
Your Children? 8, 6, 3.5
Do you have any pets? 2, a cat who is now 19 and a beagle
how long have you been married? 13 yrs
how long have you Homeschooled? we are now on our 2nd yr.
What made you decide to homeschool?

RachaelDMommaTo3 June 30th, 2010 04:34 AM

Re: Let's get to know one another.
 
What is your name? Rachael
How old are you? 23
Your DH? He's also 23
Your Children? Jacob, almost 6.. and Rylan, almost 5 months!
Do you have any pets? Yep, one cat named Disa
how long have you been married? a year and a half.
how long have you Homeschooled? one school year.. minus the few months we tried PS.
What made you decide to homeschool? Jacob has some behavior issues that require him to have more one on one attention, and the PS was just not working with us at all. Plus we are military, and I thought if I homeschooled at least that would be one thing in his life that wouldn't constantly be changing.


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