Friday 20 May 2011

Welcome to my newest adventure

Welcome to my Blog. 
Recently I was reminiscing with a homeschool friend about how we used to share books we found at the library or some new curriculum we had stumbled accross or a new way of teaching something we were struggling to get accross to our students.  After my chat with her I was wondering how I could still share my discoveries but make them more accessable to all my friends since I have friends in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.  As I pondered this 'problem' I thought why not Blog and share the link ?  So out of the blue announced to my husband I think I'm going to start a Blog :)  So here we are.

A name for my blog?  Hadn't thought of that :(  What oh what could I use ?  We threw up some names in the air but none quiet fit and then I remembered one of my favourite sayings:  Every bed of roses has it's thorns.  This is one of my life sayings.  I love to Home Educate but it certainly has it's prickley moments,  I love being a Mom at home with my family but that too has it's moments which aren't pleasant,  I love my husband and I love the Lord Jesus. 

As I looked at life I realised that all of life is like a rose.  Beautiful to look at,  beautiful to experience but watch out that beauty is protected by thorns.  Anything worth while, is worth protecting.

I hope to share about the many wonderful things I discover and do as I start a new on this journey with my youngest son Mr N who will be six in two weeks time. 

Miss J and Mr T are both doing tertiary studies now and I have enjoyed my home school journey of the last 12 years with them and hope to discover many more wonderful books and ideas in the next 12 years.

In the next couple of weeks I hope to share with you some of my favourite homeschool links,  books that have helped me on my journey, books I find and books I've used over the years and what we are up to.

I am contemplating starting a Notebook with Mr N and hope to share some of those ideas too.

I will be adding links and bling so come back and share my journey :)


  1. Hi! Welcome to blogging! I must update my blog, too. I have three! All sadly unused at the present. I look forward to following your blog.

  2. Thank you Linda I'm looking forward to learning to use all of bloggers features.

  3. Well done Chareen and looking forward to reading your journey through the next 12 years of home schooling Mr N. I have been attached to the rose petals many times when you sat patiently reading and teaching Mr T and Ms J and have had the wonderful experience and privilege of watching the rose buds bloom to what they have become today 2 exquisite perfumed roses, A teacher that has walked with the Lord teaching her young’s in the way they must go so they won't depart from it. Her children will rise up and call her blessed.
    May the journey you walk watering the next rose with living springs blossom into a man who will serve the Lord all the days of his life.
    God bless your journey and this blog.
    Love your mother

  4. Hi Chareen, congratulations on setting up this blog. Its a wonderful idea and I look forward to hearing more of your adventures with Mr N. What a beautiful comment from your mum, Chareen.
    Hugs, Chi

  5. Hello Chi.
    Thank you for your words of encouragement. I am looking forward to a whole new world of homeschooling this round because so much has changed :)


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