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March 31st, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

If you aren’t stopping in from the blog party, just a word of explanation — every year the great ladies over at 5 minutes for Mom host a party just for bloggers and their groupies. We all get to stand up and tell a little about ourselves and invite everyone into our corner of the world for a little look-see. So, if you already know, and hopefully love, this site, you won’t find much new in this post, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep reading if you want to . . .


However, if you are stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party, I want to extend a warm welcome to my little home on the web made especially for all those Chicagoland area homeschoolers. We are still working on thawing out, still scraping windows on our cars, still yearning for that first spring flower. But, we are also still doing school and loving it.


The Chicago area is packed with ideas and opportunities for homeschoolers. I have poured hours of free time over the last couple years into helping these events get a little more notice and become a little more findable to area homeschoolers. I do occasionally blog about my life as a homeschooler, various fun stuff I find on the web for homeschoolers, tips I have learned in the 9 years since we started kindergarten with our oldest, and practical balancing act advice. About half of the posts that I write are geared toward Chicago area residents since that is where I call home.


Little snippets about me in no particular order — Homeschooler, Christ follower, happily married, mom x6, page turner, nose wiper, baby snuggler, support group leader, and forever a learner.

Hope you can stay a while and find something worth your time. I’ve got reviews, favorite websites, and lots of tips on what to see and do in the Chicago area, especially from the educational angle.

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  1. March 31st, 2011 at 23:56 | #1

    Just found your blog through the blog party. Excited to follow you!

  2. April 1st, 2011 at 01:06 | #2

    I’m “partying on” for a while tonight. Love Christ, homeschooling, and Chicago! What a great combo!

  3. April 1st, 2011 at 11:18 | #3

    hello there! following through from the party! nice to get to know you & im now following via GFC. Looking forward to getting to know more about you!

  4. April 1st, 2011 at 20:24 | #4

    Hi! Stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Hopping Party 2011. Christian home schooling, homesteading, holistic mama of 4! Please come and visit my post http://purpledancingdahlias.blogspot.com/2011/04/2011-ultimate-blog-party.html. Following you, can’t wait to read more of your blog!

  5. April 1st, 2011 at 23:58 | #5

    i love Chicago! We use to live close enough to drive there several times a year–loved, loved, loved all the neat things there are to do and see. But the winter weather is just brutal–we had to move to somewhere warm. We do still miss our visits to chicago. Visiting from the UBP.

  6. April 2nd, 2011 at 00:10 | #6

    Awesome! I d love to hear more about this topic. I live in the area too, but kids are not school age yet.
    Find me at http://www.way2goodlife.com
    P.S. Also if you can find a minute and vote for me as elenka29 here http://www.mamavation.com/2011/03/vote-for-mamavation-mom-3.html
    (it’s a competition to get into fitness bootcamp. There is no registration – just click and submit). Looking forward to reading more of your posts

  7. April 2nd, 2011 at 13:58 | #7

    Hi, stopping by from UBP 11. I’m not from Chicago but I am a Midwestern. Not an official homeschooler yet but I do teach my two tiny ones every day at home :) And you’ve definitely got me beat on the kids- I only have 2 :) Nice to meet you!
    Jackie

  8. April 2nd, 2011 at 22:02 | #8

    Hey there! I was stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party 2011! Always love to find a fellow homeschooler! :) …I am a new follower too! Feel free to stop by my blog http://www.mommyramblings.com Have a great day!

  9. April 2nd, 2011 at 22:58 | #9

    Hi! I’m stopping by from the UBP! I love meeting new bloggers so come over and visit, if you get the chance, to see how I am creating a healthy home for my family! I’m your newest follower!

  10. April 3rd, 2011 at 14:17 | #10

    How lovely to meet you! This is my first time participating in the Ultimate Blog Party. I think it is such a wonderful way to meet new people.

    Have a wonderful day!

  11. April 3rd, 2011 at 17:20 | #11

    hope you are enjoying the party!

  12. April 3rd, 2011 at 21:16 | #12

    Hello! I am so glad I stopped by! I love your site! I am stopping by from the ubp11. I am now following you via gfc. I look forward to reading more from you! Please stop by and visit me sometime at http://www.livingonloveandcents.com . Have a great week! Heather

  13. April 5th, 2011 at 07:22 | #13

    I am following you (suelee1998) from the blog hop party, you have a great site. Would you like to follow me back? http://susansdisneyfamily.blogspot.com/
    thank you :)

  14. Jennifer
    April 5th, 2011 at 14:34 | #14

    Hi, I found you on the Ultimate Blog Party 2011 and I’m a new follower. Hop over and say Hi if you get a chance,Jennifer from Just
    Wedeminute

    I’m a homeschooling mom too!

  15. April 5th, 2011 at 23:49 | #15

    Hi there! Stopping by from the party and just wanted to leave you a little comment love. Following you on Google as well! Stop by my blog and take a look around, if you’d like!

  16. April 7th, 2011 at 09:14 | #16

    I am a new follower from UBP!!! Nice to meet you!! Have a great day!!

    Sarah

    P.s. I am holding a giveaway on my blog for a great relaxation kit!!

    http://www.sarahsblogoffun.com/2011/04/ultimate-blog-party-2011-is-here-with.html

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