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February 18, 2007



I really enjoyed your post. I can so relate. I, too, had a great childhood. My mother was a teacher, as well, and made our lives very exciting. She found everything in life an adventure and I have inherited that outlook on life and love it. My kids are this way, too. I'm so glad we chose not to do school. My kids are free from all that that brings life's excitement down or complicates it so, at least, for this stage in their lives. I lost my mom too 6 years ago and see her as my biggest influence in choosing to homeschool. Wish she were here to see it all playing out and see what an impact she's had on me by providing me a great childhood and now is being passed on to her grandkids.


Your purple cow story, reminds me of a story from my children's schooling. I went to pick them up from school and walked into the classroom. Each child had a blank coloring sheet in front of them with the outline of a teddy bear. In the center of the table were 10 brown crayons, nothing else. What a scary and stifling thought! Although it took us 8 years to find our way to homeschooling, that was certainly the identfiable beginning of our journey!


Welcome to LWOS Steph! Great first post. I always find it interesting to find out what got folks to homeschooling.

I enjoyed reading your story and look forward to more!

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