A month or so ago, I was invited to be a featured author at a group blog called, Life Without School. I had heard of this blog a few months before that, but passed it off as another site that will come and go of limited substance or narrow focus/perspective. A friend I have made through my e-mail group homeschoolingcreatively, Stephanie, who has her own blog called Throwing Marshmallows, brought it up on the list, and referenced a post that she thought I would really resonate with. Because of my respect for her, I decided to check it out.
I immediately enjoyed what was going on at the blog. It really seemed to be trying to represent the many faces of homeschooling, and not setting any one thing up as best or better or “the way”. In fact, it really seemed to be focusing on the individuality of children, families, and each unique experience as valid. I am an inclusivist (is that a word? LOL!) at heart and value what I can learn not only from those choosing a similar path as myself, but those choosing different paths and having different perspectives than I currently have.
So, when I received an invitation to be part of the group blog and throw in my perspectives and experiences and passions, I quickly accepted. So, my biography is there under Cindy, which shares how I made the decision to homeschool in the first place. My first post is now up called A Whole New World, which is about the shift I had to experience as I learned to homeschool my son with autism.
Check it out and I would love to have your feedback!