Sunday, January 25, 2015

Meet the Family

So who exactly is this homeschooling woman who does nothing but share freebies?  You may know my name is Julie and I like making printables for my family and then sharing, but how did we start homeschooling?  Why do we homeschool?  Who are we?

Okay, so maybe these aren't burning questions in your mind.  After all, when I look for free schooling materials, I'm usually in and out, thank you ma'am, goodbye.  I figure that's what most of you do as well, but Sonlight, our curriculum of choice, is having a blog party, and I thought it might be fun to engage my lack of writing ability.  I need to stretch myself.

First up, meet my family.  Joey and I have been married for 16 years, and we have three beautiful girls (astonishingly beautiful if I may say so), ages 12, 10, and 7.  We weren't supposed to be able to have children.  We were both tidily checked out by physicians, who told us our chances of conceiving naturally were "approaching zero quickly."  Lo and behold, enter pregnancy a mere two months after we were told that.  Hello Coconut!  Quickly after her birth, we had Dreamer and last, but not least, Beeps.

We've been homeschooling for 8 years now, if you count preschool.  In fact, I'm a little frazzled right now with the thought of a 7th grader next year.  We just take it one year at a time.

I'm getting ahead of myself, though.  Next month, check back to see how we came to homeschooling and why we are continuing for now.  So there you have it in a nutshell.  My family.  :)


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Friday, January 9, 2015

Missing Files

Unfortunately, HS Launch, where I stored many of my old files, has gone down.  I have no idea how to contact them to see if I can get my files back.  Normally, I have the files on my computer, but these old files were on a laptop that crashed several years ago, and I lost them. 

I'm looking at my backed up files now to see if I can restore some of my files.  Many will be lost, though.  Give me several days to go through these files, transfer them to Google Docs, and then update my pages.  I'm so sorry for this. 


First Aid Notebooking - History Style

The girls made a Civil War First Aid booklet after looking up what techniques would have been used during this time period.  It's a great notebooking idea for American history.

This first set is my 11-year-old's booklet.

The second set is my 10-year-old's booklet.