Monday, August 25, 2008

Homeschool Memoirs 2008-2009

I was browsing the My Father's World Blogroll. For those of you who use MFW & would love the comaraderie and support of those using your curriculum, check out the link to the right with the MFW logo. It's a great group of women who are supportive and friendly. Anyhow, I came across Amy's blog. She's also using MFW ECC. She mentioned something about HSBA, and I thought I would check them out. I have just become more deeply acquainted with an online community of homeschoolers and it has been such a wonderful experience. I hope to "meet" more people and see how their hs'ing lives unfold. So, I thought I would join the wonderful Mama's at HSBA. Their first assignment is "All About You".

My name is Christina Quinata, although I am usually called by "Tina". :) I currently live in Westminster, Colorado. My husband is a member of the United States Army (hooo-ah!) :D, so we anticipate a move in the next year or so. I am a blessed mommy to two incredible munchkins, Cristian (7) and Isabella (4). We have homeschooled since C was in PreK-4. He's an active, curious child who has a hard time sitting still (as most boys do). He was having a hard time in his classroom, and about the same time God was definitely putting it on my heart to homeschool. At that time, I knew very little about it. I had not met anyone who homeschooled, except on the WWW. I knew, however, that this was God clearly telling Ron and I that we should take this path less taken for our son. We have been doing it ever since and I absolutely LOVE it. I think I've seen myself go from being an unsure, unsettled, frazzled mommy to one being more confident in the road God has paved for us. I'm still very much a work in progress. We will be homeschooling our daughter as well. This has met with some resistance from my family, but I think they are in a place now where they understand that this is best for US. So, we're going into C's third year and we're using the curricula to the left. It's great to find the right fit for him!!! I love seeing how far he's come and what he's learned academically. I look forward to doing the same with Isabella. :)

1 comment:

jenny said...

Hi Tina, I just saw your comment on my blog. I'll be praying for you as you prepare to move too. I know how hard it is!!! Did you see my post about the book I'm reading? I highly recommend it.. "After the Boxes are Unpacked" by Susan Miller. I bookmarked your blog so I'll be checking back in! A great thing about homeschooling is the security it provides for the kids in the moving process. It has helped my oldest two (ages almost 11 and just turned 9), knowing that school and home will be the same, even in this different place.