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" type posts, some days I like to write about our favorite learning games & supplies, other days I write something totally off the top of my head but pretty much everyday I write with homeschooling, parenting, and my kids in mind.

 I try to write to other homeschooling parents in mind and hope that my content is helpful, relevant, inspiring.  Is there a topic I have not yet written about that you'd like to hear??  Please let me know.  I'm happy to accommodate.

Contact me at  contact@ourunschoolingjourney.com

We don't use boxed curricula in our house and often wing our days' lessons as each day comes.  With three boys it can sometimes be a circus but we hardly ever have two days that look remotely alike and we enjoy it that way.

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

We try to incorporate lots of games, hands on fun, and messy art & science projects into each week.

I try to keep the ideas fresh and new and find so many wonderful new ones to try on Pinterest.  Please feel free to follow me and see where I get all my inspiration from.


  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!