I am a mom, a wife, a potential homeschooler, a writer, a baker, and a woman keenly interested in the difficulties facing mothers in our culture today. I describe myself as a stay-at-home mom when someone asks what I do, but in fact I work from home (or more realistically from coffee shops) about fifteen hours per week as a writer. I choose how many hours I want to work, and I'm constantly debating the trade offs. More time to have fun with my daughter and my husband or more sense of personal accomplishment? More sleep or more money for luxuries?
I am strongly considering homeschooling my 3 year old daughter when she reaches kindergarten age (she's in preschool now and I work during those hours). I'm expecting a second daughter in April, and I know my feelings about school may change as our family grows. I'm going to let this blog develop as I go, but for now, I'm planning to post about my homeschooling explorations, parenting ups and downs, and book lists of what I'm reading with my daughter.