Wow! Has it really been this long? Hopefully some of you are still out there…seems that real life kind of snuck up on me and clobbered me for a little while, but things are settling back down. This quote seems to sum it up pretty well:

“I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.” ~ Ashleigh Brilliant

Things have been very busy (obviously!) The 2009 VaHomeschoolers Conference was a week ago and it was so much fun! I loved getting to meet online friends and hang out with friends that I do not see often (such as Cindy!) I presented 4 sessions (3 “beginning homeschool” related and a new one on encouraging reading in “late” readers) and had a blast talking, sharing, listening and of course, shopping.

Author Kathleen Melin was very inspiring…I loved her book, By Heart: A Mother’s Story of Children and Learning at Home. I actually have not read a “homeschool book” in many years now (after devouring them when I first started out) but was glad that I checked this one out. It is not your typical homeschool book. It is more of a memoir that details their journey while also weaving in information about homeschooling. I hope to get a some time to review it in more detail (of course I had hoped to have time to do this before the conference, but best laid plans…) In the meantime, here is a review by the VaHomeschoolers Voice editor, Jeanne Faulconer.

There is lots of exciting news as a lot has happened in the past month. But I will save those stories for later posts. Right now, I will just say that it is good to be back and I have lots of potential posts chomping at the bit, just waiting to be written. Here’s hoping that life stays calm for a little while as I get back in the swing of things (I can hope, right?)

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