Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Best Part of Being on the Crew...

This week, the Homeschool Blog Cruise asks What is your
favorite homeschool experience in relation to your participation in the Crew this year?

When I applied for the Homeschool Crew, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. The first thing I had to do was start a blog. I had no idea whether or not I’d enjoy blogging, but I knew I’d love reviewing curriculum. I’m one of those that can go into a homeschool store and spend hours just looking. I LOVE curriculum!

So, one of my favorite aspects of joining the Crew, obviously, is the exposure to so many exciting and new curricula. I get the blessing of testing out programs that I would never have considered on my own. The boys get excited about trying something new and their involvement in evaluating how it works in our homeschool. They take their review responsibilities as seriously as I do. Sometimes we have had things we didn’t love, but for the most part we have been thoroughly blessed by each and every opportunity.

Additionally, I am thankful that the crew got me into blogging. As an English teacher, I teach writing all the time, but I rarely got to actually do it. Blogging has provided that outlet for putting words to print without being a burden, but rather a joy.

Finally, I’ve been able to connect with and interact with some amazing women (and man) through this crew. Women who homeschool their children, work in many facets of life, love the Lord and enjoy writing.

What more can a homeschooling mom ask for? Curriculum, blogging and wonderful connections! I can’t wait for the next year to start! Thank you TOS for this amazing opportunity!

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  1. I would never have known that you were a new blogger! You did such a fantastic job this year, thank you!

  2. I also hadn't realized you were a new blogger, April. You've done great this year! Looking forward to another exciting year with you! :)

  3. I've certainly enjoyed getting acquainted with you this year! I've been missing the Monday Memoirs.... ;-)

  4. As a fellow new blogger, I can totally relate. I was surprised at how much I came to enjoy it! I'm also looking forward to next year.


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