There are many new members here now and I'd love to get to know you all better. Please feel free to tell me a little about yourself and your family.
I'm Lisa Kelly....happily married...with two daughters. My older daughter is a sophomore at our local state college and my younger daughter is just beginning high school. I've always been highly invested in education, beginning with my degree in Elementary Education.
I'm another story of a mom who didn't begin her family thinking that she would homeschool her children, but felt compelled to when our first born daughter was about to go off to Kindergarten. So, yes, both girls have been homeschooled from the very beginning. We all love it.
I began homeschooling with more of a public school mindset at first (the public school teacher in me). This shifted to neoclassical and then shifted again to Charlotte Mason. From about 2nd grade (with my older daughter) and onward, I've stayed primarily true to CM, but with some attention to traditional classical methods (rather than neoclassical).
I've never felt as strongly about an educational philosophy since finding Charlotte Mason. My daughters have come a long way down this homeschooling road and I'm so grateful for so many of the rewards that came from traveling down it. Both girls are the loveliest humans that I've ever known. They love life, learning, people, music and ....books! I couldn't ask for more.