One of my friend's,Wendy
gave me this lovely award this past week....
I have been having trouble getting pictures to load up here,
so I haven't posted about it yet.
These "awards" always make my day in a weird "you like me..you really like me"
kind of way. ;-) Like Wendy said on her blog,
it is so nice to have this community of bloggers in my life.
We are all different, and yet, we are all connected by our love for our children
and in some instances so much more.I have women whom I consider "real friends"
in all corners of the world now thanks to this blogosphere.
I swelled with pride when Z set up a group to clean up the environment,
or Tink did well on her test. I cried when Frankie lost first her beloved pet and then her Dad.
I laughed when Gabe did something adorable and just a little mischievous (as all monkeys sometimes do),
I hooted with laughter when CJ played in mud puddles or Tatum
said something that would make you spit coffee out your nose. (It's true!)
I have been awed by the beauty and thoughtfulness given to their daughter's education
shown both here, and here.I have been inspired to be more creative with my daughter's education
both here and here. I have gazed in wonder at the talent of my friend Amanda, both to bring a simple
beauty to her family's every day life and to create some pieces we can enjoy in ours (and we do!).
I would not have made it through the past four years or so without these women in my day to day life
(via a homeschool preschool yahoo group)Amber,
(Want to make it yourself, instead of buying it? Ask Amber how.)
Yas, Heather,Shauna, Amy Sue,(Need a link? Ask Amy Sue)
(Who really lives close enough that we should try to get together one day).
When I need to get a bit more organized, or need another piece of homeschool inspiration,
I head over to my favorite treehouse.
Looking for a book to read to your little, you'd be hard pressed to find someone better to ask than
Not like I have to tell any of you that. ;-)
Feeling a need to get inspired to get off your tush and outside with your kids?
Tara will make you want to go get wet and dirty today for sure (so glad she's back!)
Or you can stop over at Brit's...grab an energy bar first, they are always up for a hike!
Inspiration for a neat class for your student to take?
Forte makes me think,"I wish I had signed up for that!"
Some of my favorite places to stop in when I need to smile are here,
Need a hearty chuckle? Zilla is where I visit.
Need to know how to grow it, cook it, preserve it?Just want to look at cute kitties
or adorable farm animals? Look no farther than here.
Need to know how your littles might turn out if you continue homeschooling?
Angela's got a couple of teens that prove it can be done well.
Need to see a second generation homeschooler, to quiet the worry in the back of your mind?
All this inspiration making you feel like everyone does it better? Like no one else has a child
(or children) who do not cooperate and a day that does not go as planned? Little dose of
reality from a blog that makes life look "perfect" at first glance.
There isn't one among those listed above that I don't gain something from every time I visit.
If only they lived closer so I could share a cup of coffee in person
or some of the tomatoes clogging up my kitchen.Luckily I have my homeschool group
to help get me through in "real life". This small group of Mom's to share the daily
ups and downs of homeschool life with over a cup of coffee.
You have all read here about how this group of Mom's help me (and Princess)
get through a week and none of that would be possible without Melissa .
We both joined the (now defunct) homeschool science group,
which morphed into a homeschool play group, and now she is leading us through a science
group again. ((BIG HUGS))
I think I have officially shared this award with all of my blogroll (I know that's cheating a bit)
so spread the bloggy love around some more.
And Wendy...if you hadn't given it to me first, I would have given it to you..oh heck..
I'm giving it to you anyway! ;-)