Monday, September 30, 2013

31 days...

It's almost October again and bloggers around the globe will attempt to write on a single topic for 31 days.  The Nester instigated this challenge a few years ago and it has now grown to over 1,200 bloggers participating in such a venture.  Last year, I wrote about going from insanity to sanity in 31 days.  Not so sure if it really helped on the insanity level, but it was definitely a challenge and often very therapeutic to make myself write each day. 

But this year I struggled with what to write about and even whether or not at all.  After all, I can't seem to keep up with laundry, cleaning (what's that?), and teaching my girls, much less adding daily blogging to my schedule.  So I'll be honest, if blogging gets in the way of what God has called me to do, then my 31 days may be cut short and that's ok.  

I chose the topic of homeschooling: pure & simple mainly as a daily journal for myself, a way to hold me accountable, to hopefully inspire me to give more effort to this gift that He has called me to do, and to simply be real.  I hope to share our reasons for homeschooling, our curriculum, the personalities of my girls, some of my greatest struggles, fears, and so many weaknesses.  Instead of {a day in the life of a homeschooler}, it will be more like {a month in the life}.  I hope to share our good days and our not so good days.  My goal is not to be the perfect or most creative homeschool mom, but by the end of October, I hope to look back and see His hand (not mine) sketching a small portion of my girls journey in learning at home.  Maybe I'll learn a little something too...

Day 4 - Friends
Day 6 - Our Homeschool Room (Present, Future, & Dreams)
Day 7 - The Mundane
Day 8 - My Shoes
Day 16 - Coffee & Rest


  1. I didn't know about this challenge! So, you pick a topic to write about for 31 days during October?

    1. I had heard about it two years ago and thought it was crazy! But I really enjoyed doing it last year and we'll see how this year goes. You can click on the Nester and it will take you right to her blog which explains it well.

  2. Glad you chose this topic, always refreshing to read about someone else's day. I am writing on Wednesday about creating a wall of homeschool memories. The picture you used is really cute, love little hands.

    1. Christa, Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I look forward to reading your post tomorrow!