I’m Lynnae. First and foremost, I’m a Christian. I’m married to Sportsguy, my fabulous husband, who loves all things sports. We have three children, Stargirl, Bug, and Boo. We also have three pets, Mittens, Patches, and Chloe.
Four years ago we bought our first home in Southern Oregon. It is on a beautiful quarter of an acre, just outside town. We love living out in the country. Unfortunately the inside of the house was a major fixer. We got a great price, but we’re still working on fixing up the inside.
Three years ago, after a series of budget cuts, our school district announced that the public schools would go to a four day school week. Concerned about the quality of public education, and unsure about sending our daughter to middle school, Sportsguy and I decided we should homeschool our children. At first Stargirl was apprehensive, but after a week of homeschooling, she decided she never wanted to go back to public school.
Bug has had mixed feeling about homeschooling. After homeschooling him for a year and a half, we sent him to private school. He enjoyed it, but realized he could get a lot more work done in less time while homeschooling. So after this year is over, he will be coming back home for more homeschooling.
Last summer we finalized the adoption of our toddler, Boo. Though she is not formally schooling yet, she likes to pretend she is in school, and of course she’s always learning.
On top of homeschooling, I also work from home on my blog. It started out as a journal, but it grew into a good part-time business, which allows me to stay at home and homeschool. For that, I’m grateful.
I’m domestically challenged. I don’t like to cook, and I have a bad habit of eating out when I don’t feel like cooking. It’s a habit I finally broke when I was diagnosed with diabetes. Fortunately after three months, my diabetes is under good control.
My house is fairly neat, but it won’t win any awards for being spotless. I’m not particularly crafty or creative, but I want to encourage these traits in my children, so I try.
Life as a homeschooling and WAHM is not easy. But it’s possible with a lot of motivation and organization. Since it’s becoming more and more difficult to live on one income, it is my desire to encourage moms who want to homeschool while bringing in extra income working from home.