Monday, September 29, 2008

Welcome!

My personal blog is Reflections and Ramblings of a Not-So-Superwoman. Posts vary from journal type entries to memes to videos. You may find serious thoughts of spirituality or you may discover my geeky excitement over the latest sci-fi show or movie. There is no theme, other than the theme of the life and times of a Not-So-Superwoman.

I have recently been chosen to participate in a project through The Old Schoolhouse Magazine that involves reviewing home education products. I may share some of these reviews on my personal blog, but have no plans to transform that into a homeschool oriented blog. I thought maybe it would be wise to create a seperate blog, for the purpose of collecting all the reviews in one place.

And thus, Hearthside Homeschool Reviews comes to life.

Several years ago, my children and I decided to name our "school" and chose the name Hearthside Academy. Hearthside fits better than Academy, as we have always been a more relaxed homeschooling family. My desire has been to teach my children how to learn, so that they would have the tools to dig deeper into whatever interests them and carry this throughout their lives. One of my favorite educational quotes is by William Butlet Yeats; "Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire." My prayer is that somewhere in our homeschool journey, they will find that spark that burns within them and drives them to fulfill their purpose and passion in this life.

My hope is that these reviews may in some way be helpful to you, as you also walk this path of home educating. I am a self-professed curriculum junkie and am excited to share some of my passion and purpose with others. I admit to being biased to my own interests and preferences and know that some of the products I love, others may not. Some I dislike intensely, others may love. But hopefully within these reviews will be enough information to help you determine if something would be an encouragement, a help, a resource for your family. And if so, leave a comment and let me know! I'd love to hear from you.

5 comments:

Alison said...

I look forward to reading your reviews.

Lynette said...

Nice! Good idea! I'm going to email a link to my Jordan Home Educators group. I've told them all about how you are my quirky curriculum junkie friend...all in LOVE, chickee...all in love! ;-)

Firefly mom said...

Hey Lori! Any word on when you'll be getting your first thing to review??

Sheri said...

HI there fellow TOS Crewmate! Glad to see you set up a blog and are on the crew too! Yeah. This should be fun! Blessings and congrats on making the crew!
Blessings,
SHeri (aka: 1 of 100)ew

Lori said...

Thanks for the encouragement guys!

I should be receiving the first products soon. I do have a website to sign up for and review soon. Just haven't had a chance yet to give it a fair amount of attention. Soon!

In the meantime, I have at least moved some of my previous reviews over to this blog. Hopefully it'll be more accessible to those looking for reviews and homeschool helps!

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