About Me!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog.  I've been homeschooling since June of 2012 and that's when I started my blog.  I was new to homeschooling and while I jumped in with both feet and lots of enthusiasm I was feeling overwhelmed and over my head-- and I was a teacher by proffession!
I have my master's degree in early childhood education and worked in the public school system as both long term & regular substitutes.  Within one year of having all three of my kids attending school full time I realized we were all miserable and with the support of my family we turned to homeschooling.

They all had far more confidence in me than I did.

We live in a state with little to no homeschooling laws & guidelines which I found even scarier at the time.  I hoped to use my blog as a way to hold myself accountable for what I was teaching and have found it tremendously helpful over the years to look back and see all that we do manage to cover even when I feel like we aren't doing any schoolwork for long periods of time.

Over time my blog has evolved to showcase more of me; my interests, crafting ideas, recipes and more.  While I'll always keep my homeschooling roots in mind, I love that homeschooling my children has allowed us all time to peruse so many other interests.

We're always learning on this unschooling journey and the learning never stops; no matter how old you get.

My blog started morphing gradually as I became more secure in what I was doing and people were coming to me in real life and asking me advice about homeschooling.  I was no longer a newbie and that was quite the revelation to me.  I realized I could use my struggles, fears, and success stories to motivate and help other parents who were just as scared starting out on their homeschooling journey.

Some days I like to write summaries of our "day in the life", some days I like to write about our favorite learning games & supplies, other days I write something totally off the top of my head and as my kids get older and older I have more time to write about me, my crafts, recipes, and interests outside of homeschooling.

I know sooner or later they're all going to be finished with homeschooling and I just can't imaging giving up my blog when that time comes!  While I may have started this blog as more of a personal diary of our days it has grown to mean so much to me.  Connecting with my readers is what keeps me coming back day after day and this blog really is a labor of love.

I hope that you keep coming back to check out what we're up to each day or even every few days.

 Please feel free to follow me on Pinterest and see where I get all my inspiration from.  Follow me on Google+ or Facebook where I share out latest posts and often re-share older posts you may not think to look for otherwise.

Contact me any time at for answers to homeschooling questions, suggestions for things you'd like to see included on the blog, or just to say Hi!    contact@ourunschoolingjourney.com  


  1. My hats go off to homeschooling mamas...I don't think I could do it! You're amazing!
    PS I have a degree in earthly childhood also. Not a master's, but it's still my background!

    1. Thank you! I never thought I could either but... here I am & I like to think I'm doing a pretty good job of it.

  2. You are so helpful and I am so thankful for homeschooling mothers like you!


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