Let the party begin!

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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16 thoughts on “Let the party begin!”

  1. 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.

  2. 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 πŸ™‚ And you’ve definitely got me beat on the kids- I only have 2 πŸ™‚ Nice to meet you!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

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