A little about Lindsey:
I’m Lindsey. I live in central North Carolina with my husband and our three great kids. We’ve been homeschooling off and on for the last eight years. When I’m not busy schooling the kids or taking care of the house, I work part time from home and run my own copywriting, editing, and research business.
I started blogging way back in 2004 (I think) at my now-defunct blog, Enjoy the Journey. After years of hard work, my blog took off and I enjoyed writing for thousands of readers each day. Ironically, at this very same time, I felt called by the Lord to shut the blog down and focus on other things in my life. It was a painful, but fruitful decision, but looking back I see God’s hand in the entire process. My only regret is not saving my archives from the old blog. Oh well, you live and learn.
When I stopped blogging, I did not stop writing. In fact, I started writing more than ever – just in a completely different area. This was the point at which I began my freelance copywriting and editing business.
About a year ago, I started up a very small blog again. This new space is not frequently updated and it mainly focuses on my family and photography. (But feel free to pop over and take a peek!)
So, needless to say, when Heather and The Homeschool Post team asked me to consider writing here, I was quite nervous. It’s been awhile since I’ve done the blogging thing. I hope I’m not too rusty or too out of touch. But home education is near and dear to my heart, and I feel like I could “talk shop” all day.
Lindsey’s Fun & Fast Facts:
Marital Status: Married for 15 years to my high school sweetheart.
Kids: Three kids – ages 12, 9, and 8. We don’t really do grade levels in our homeschool, but for practical purposes you could say my kids are in 7th, 4th, and 3rd grade.
Special Needs: Each of my three kids has unique medical issues. This has greatly influenced our decision to homeschool. From chronic anxiety disorders to a rare genetic condition that causes a myriad of health problems, we spend a great deal of our time in therapy appointments, doctors offices, hospitals, and just taking care of basic medical needs. I am so thankful for home education – it has been a tremendous blessing for our specific situation.
Homeschool Background: This makes our 6th year of homeschooling together as a family. I pray every day that we will be faithful and able to home educate until each of our children graduates.
Homeschool Philosophy/Style: We follow a very loose Charlotte Mason style for reading, writing, nature study, science, history, and the arts. We also have a very real unschooling bent in our approach to learning, except for Math where I’m ridiculously rigid and follow a tight schedule. Yeah, I realize that’s kind of confusing.
One Piece of Homeschooling Advice: Do NOT compare your homeschool, your circumstances, your kids, your curriculum, etc. to other families. Just do not do it, no matter how strong the temptation may be. We’re each unique, and no two families homeschool alike.
Previous Careers: Public school teacher, private school teacher, and community college instructor.
Faith: Christian; we attend a very contemporary, non-denominational church that we adore.
Pets: Stinky basset hound, four chickens, a rabbit, and a goat. We’re aiming for a full homestead one day.
From: Born and raised in North Carolina and unless the Lord calls us elsewhere, we plan on staying put!
Hobbies: Trying new recipes, reading, knitting, gardening, bird watching, and teaching myself photography.
Interests: Homeschool, politics, simplicity & minimalism, homesteading
Favorite Book of the Bible: I love the entire book of Isaiah. My favorite verse is:
Isaiah 28:16 “So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: ‘See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed.'”
Thank you so much for having me here at The Post. I can’t wait to get to know you all better and share in this journey together.
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