Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Homeschool Memoirs - All About Me

Blogger Class Mates is now called Homeschool Memoirs.

Ok, so I should have seen this one coming - a blog about me as the first assignment. First off, I hate these. I never know what to say about myself. Do I say too much, not enough? Anyways, I'll give it a try...

My name is Lesley. I'm Robby's loving wife and proud mommy to 5 year old Gracie and 3week old Matthew. We live in West Virginia, where we were both born and raised. The towns may have changed, but the state has stayed the same. It's definitely Almost Heaven. I'm curious by nature. I'm moody. I love with all my heart, but hurt me and I'll forgive you but never forget. My family means everything to me. I'm a country girl and will never be anything else. Barefoot and pregnant is ok with me. I hate socks anyways. I can be girly girl...but I can also watch NASCAR and WVU football and cheer with the best of 'em. I watch my soaps and am not embarrased to admit it. I love to read and will read just about anything. I like to blog and read others. I can sew a little bit, it's something I enjoy but don't do enough of. Digital scrapbooking is another hobby.

This will be our first year homeschooling. There are a lot of reasons I wanted to...basically, I want to be able to control what she learns and when. Also, I love being with my daughter. She is one of the best things to have ever happened to me. Robby and I have a bit of a difference of opinion on homeschooling. He wants her to start school next year. He was ok with me holding her out but just for this year...he's worried she will miss out on cetain things. I understand his fears, heck, I wonder if what I'm doing is right. But I pray a lot and feel like this is right for us right now. What the futue holds no one knows.

Ummm, I think that's enough for now...I write much more and you might get scared off and never visit my blog again. LOL :)


  1. Time with my children is what I love most about homeschooling! Have a great year.

  2. Shane was a bit apprehensive at first too, but now he's right on board with me :) I know you will do great!
    Great post btw :)

  3. Great to meet you! I'm also a new homeschooler! :D

    Have a great year!

  4. It sounds like you and your husband have very normal fears for first-time homeschoolers. Don't CAN teach her and she WILL be socialized, but in a better way. :)

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. It sounds like we are very much alike. You were listing things about you and I was nodding my head...yeah, yeah, me too! Like the girly girl and nascar thing. Yep, that's me, too! LOL


  5. Thanks for stopping by! If I were to do kindergarten all over again, I would not buy a curriculum. I would do lots and lots of reading aloud, phonics, numbers and simple math with manipulatives ( things you already have like stuffed animals, dried beans, etc). I might do a nature journal for science too. Most importantly, don't sweat it! She'll learn and you'll love the time you have with her. Looking forward to hearing more about your year.

  6. Hello there:)
    Nice to meet you. I am looking at the others who joined this meme... checkin' everybody out... lots of interesting people!
    Hope you have a great new year( but I know that for many the first year seems like a huge task!) I started my older kids when they were already able to read and write... it's much easier to start homeschooling from day one!
    ( I'm actually coming from homeschoolblogger at the moment- find me under Chrysalis)


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