Thursday 9 February 2012

NBTS Blog Hop - Introducing My Children

Our Worldwide Classroom Kylie from Our Worldwide Class Room dropped me a note and invited me to join in her Not Back to School Blog Hop

Welcome to our little space in blog land.  I am Chareen, mom to three roses and have been home educating since 1998. This is my first year home educating my youngest.  Our family has been home educating for 14 years.  My eldest attended school for one week and decided it was not a good idea when he was 16. As a family we are eagerly anticipating a trip to South Africa in April it has been 10 years since we have been back.

Week 1:  Meet my children

This is my first born Mr T who is 18.  He was born in Hoedspruit South Africa.

He is 6'4" tall and likes to let me know I am short! (...I am 6')

He is great at computer IT and can make a pc do things that makes my head spin.  He finished school with me a year ago and is currently exploring the greater world to find the right path for himself.

This is my second rose Miss J.  Miss J is South African born and is 16 years old. Miss J has not been to school.

Miss J did 11 years of homeschooling with me and last year attended Carrick Institute where she graduated with a Cert III in Children's Services.

Last year she also started her first job and became an adept Barista and attained her Cert III in Retail.

Today she will be starting her first permanent part time position up at the local Plaza.

This is Sir N whose current passion is fishing with Dad. Sir N is the natural kiwi in the family.  He was born in Christchurch New Zealand and is six years old.

Sir N started official homeschool last year with me and features in this blog quite often.

He likes green and gold and his favourite book this year has been The Box Car Children.

He likes learning about drawing, making snow globes, and building / making things with Dad.

He would like to be a forklift driver (this is his current favourite toy)

His favourite place to go to is Werribee Open Range Zoo and Granny's house.

Looking forward to next weeks topic:

Week 2: Your Curriculum. Your plans for the year, resources you will use etc.

It's not too late to join in the linky is open till 13 Febraury. So please join in the fun :) Be sure to hop on over and meet some fellow homeschoolers blogging around Australia.



  1. Thanks for visiting us at Dove's Rest Chareen. NBTS Blog hop has been a great way for me to meet other Aussie families in the blogging world. Looking forward to reading more. Blessings, Renelle

    1. You are welcome. Love your space.
      I agree it has been a good way to meet fellow homeschoolers in Aus.

  2. Chareen
    so pleased to meet your Mr T, we had met Miss J for her birthday. Very interested to read you have educated yours right through too:)

    1. It's been an interresting journey so far and not at all what I anticipated when I first started 14 years ago Looking forward to your post. I hope you join in the blog hop

  3. Lovely to 'meet' your children. Thanks so much for joining in. I'd dearly love to see Aussie Home School Bloggers connecting more in general so thought this might be a good place to start :-)

    1. You are welcome. I remember seeing the NBTS blog hop over at Heart of the Matter and thinking what a neat idea. Thank you for creating this one. I am enjoying 'meeting' Australian homeschoolers.

  4. It is lovely to meet you & your students! I hope you have a wonderful year ahead!
    Thanks for letting me know about the different topics ~ I kinda tried to cover them all in one post. Guess I'll have to have a closer look at Kylie's blog.
    Have a wonderful day

    1. Welcome to my blog :)

      You are welcome. Kylie has planned a four week blog hop: The topics for each week are just below the NBTS button on this page

      I love the photo's you take they are beautiful. It looks like you live in Paradise :)

  5. Lovely to meet your family. It's great to see some successful homeschool graduates :)

  6. What gorgeous children you have! I enjoyed the introductions. xo


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