Saturday, April 26, 2008

Homeschool Community and Fellowship

When I first began home schooling, I didn’t really know anyone who home schooled their children. I knew 2 families, and one of them was and is my dearest friend ever, but it was just us. Now this was ok mind you, but then she moved out of State, and I was very alone. She left in 1997/98, I cant remember the exact year.

Not to long after that we were given our first computer! "Insert screaming of excitement here". The world began to open up a little bit. I found many things online to help us, and encourage me as a home schooler, but still no "real" people. My kids were very young, and I had a desire to have friends who were home schoolers. It seemed we had all we needed to have a great home school, but what about resources and relationships locally?

If you would like to read more of my thoughts please visit Heart of the Matter. They just posted this over their today! Homeschool Fellowship and Communit.

5 comments:

Tina said...

I read your post. :o) Wonderfully said my friend!

Love the photo too.

~Tina

Mom2legomaniacs said...

Tag, you're it! Stop by my place if you want to play, okay!
melissa

LisaWA said...

Thanks Melissa... I like tags.... I just got home and heading back out to go tot he movies w/ my fam... I will go look into it in a bit! Fun! Thanks for thinking of me!

Tina... thanks...

Lisa

keri said...

I enjoyed your article over at Heart of the Matter. I have actually never been to a used curriculum sale. I think that is a great idea. i think every homeschooler has items that they don't use and would also like to have inexpensive items to purchase.
It would be a great way to socialize.

LisaWA said...

Thanks... it’s a lot of work, but I don’t mind it. Sometimes it’s the one time a year I get to see and visit with some folks. We live in a huge county so we don’t always bump into each other... and I’m not much for co-ops anymore so I really don’t get to see folks through the year... always busy at home or running kids around it seems now a days.

We always find good deals, and its a way for folks to freely advertise co-ops and classes and such. A place to make connections I guess... Its a lot of fun...

Thanks for stopping by!