September 28, 2007

Homeschoolers Blogging Together

What a crazy-busy week! I'm sorry for the silence in here; but there sure has been a LOT of talking going on through my PC. I feel like I know my blogger buddies as well as some of the people in my real life! I guess that is a sign that I "need a life". I don't let that deter me. My kids and husband give me the same blank look when I mention blog-people as I give them when they talk about their video game exploits. "Oh, really? You killed the clone army? Good for you." So we have different interests. At least we can agree on a few things... 1. Jesus, 2. Mexican Food, 3. Homeschooling.

What am I talking about?

I really shouldn't blog after midnight. Come to think of it, I should be asleep right now, too. I'm getting too old for these night-owl projects. I also tend to rattle on. Oh, you noticed? Thanks.

Anyway... I have been doing behind the scenes work for the Homeschool Blog Awards all week. We have a team of 15 wonderful ladies that are working hard to get a posting schedule set. We were so blessed to have so many join the team and some really fabulous bloggers at that! You can see who they are if you go check out the site. It has been such a joy working with these gals and I can't wait to watch the HSBA website kick off. Some of them are funnier through email and Google Talk than they are on their blogs. If you are visiting the Homeschool Blog Awards site daily, you'll notice that new names are popping up in the sidebar as "Team Members". As of tonight, 9 of the 15 have already posted a BIO for you to go read. Go and get to know your bloggy hosts!

In March of this past year we had the second annual Homeschool Blog Awards for 2006. The awards were created and first hosted by SpunkyHomeschool in 2005. The 2006 awards were a learning experience for Laura and Heather (the site's designers) and me and I think that with the great crew God has assembled on this project and the lessons we have learned, 2007 is going to be even more fun!

My homeschool week has suffered due to my involvement with the HSBA project, but it will surely benefit a bunch of great ladies who are pouring out their souls and hearts to encourage other homeschool moms. Having a few "light" homeschool days where all you get done is Math and penmanship is a small price to pay.

Speaking of encouragement... please do stop at Heather's blog and give her some as she endures chemo. Sometimes we miss the forests for the trees. Life is about relationships... not the busy work we do each day. There's a sermon in there somewhere. Too bad knowing the truth is not as easy as LIVING it. So for you and I both... I'll leave you with the mandate to hug and love on your kids and give them a "get out of trouble free" card that they can turn in when mommy is upset next. Maybe it is time to take a hooky day and go play outdoors? Every time I pop in on Heather she is reminding all of us that the little smiles and joys in life are so precious... and that Jesus is the reason for it all. You might wonder after you leave Heather a comment - "Who is doing the encouraging here, her or me?".

We hope you will join us in spreading the news about the awards so that everyone will know what is going on. We don't want anyone to miss the fun.

I had better get to bed ... so you have a great Friday tomorrow. I'll try and get my field trip post up some time in the afternoon or evening! See you then!

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AllyJo's Mama said...

I tend to rattle on myself, but hadn't noticed you do that. Thanks for the links. I hope you'll get some rest so you can have some Holy Grail homeschool days next week.

Sprittibee said...

I'm trying to have one today.... :) We actually started at 8 with all our chores done... and we finished Bible/Devo time before 9! Math is underway! If we can get through Math before 10... I'll be expecting big things!!!

"My Little Wonders" said...

You have been a great help in my start of home schooling and you make me smile.Please stop by and pick up your award!!!!
Blessings Lori

Elena said...

It's really ambitious of you to do the awards again. Thanks for all of your hard work!



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