Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ultimate Blog Party 2012!





Ultimate Blog Party 2012

Welcome to Waterview Homeschool! 

For my current followers, this is a intro post for anyone who wants to check out my blog during the biggest link up I've ever seen (and probably the biggest one out there!) held at 5 Minutes for Mom

For those stopping by for the first time today HI! I'm Sandra (most often Sam online) and this is my (mostly) homeschooling blog.

People in my blog are my hubby, Lee, my kids, Olivia (almost 3), Brianna (almost 10), Isaac (almost 13), step-son Dylan (15), my mom (who lives with us), and also my niece Tanya (11) and sister Lisa (my partner in crime and co-teacher). 

I'm a Secular homeschooler and my sister is a Christian homeschooler. Both of us are hugely open minded to both sides of the coin and while you'll find mostly Secular content here (though I will never bash or put down anything religious), sometimes there's Christian content. Both Secular and Christian followers are welcome :)

I have been homeschooling for a year and a half with my daughters (the boys live with their "other" parents) and my niece just joined us at home in February. We're very eclectic and generally relaxed. We do a lot of interest led, but also making sure the "necessary evils" are covered. I do "Tot School" with my toddler and will be blending in Preschool skills over the next few weeks as a lot of the tot school skill level stuff is starting to bore her (I swear she's 2 going on 10!). We school year round and don't follow set grade levels. Brianna and Tanya are both doing various work from grades 3-7 depending on the subject and topic.

I hope to find a bunch of new blogs to follow and have some new followers myself once the party is over! Thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

  1. Hi! I'm also a homeschooling Mom. I'll have to go check out your blog more!

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  2. It sounds like you have a lot on your hands. I too am considering what year around school will look like. I am glad to have come across your blog on the UBP12 link up. Have fun blogging.

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  3. I hopped over from the blog party-so nice to meet another homeschooling mom! I've enjoyed clicking around your blog and am a new follower.

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  4. Nice to find a fellow homeschooler via the UBP! I've been homeschooling for over 12 years with 5 kids. 3 have graduated and I am now schooling my 9 year old son and 13 year old daughter. I'm following you! Hope you can find the time to stop by the Little Shack on the Hill for a visit!

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  5. Hi, I'm following you back over from my blog. It looks like you have a lot a great homeschooling ideas to explore. Looking forward to reading through it all!

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  6. Stopping from the UBP! I think it is great that you and your sister can homeschool together.

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  7. Stopping by from UBP! Glad to "meet" you. I'm following your blog now. I'm also a homeschooling mom of 3.

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  8. Another HSing mom stopping by for the UBP! Great site!

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  9. Hi, I'm also a homeschool mom. Neat that you homeschool your niece too. Stopping by from the UBP.

    http://mommyearth.blogspot.com/2012/04/ultimate-blog-party-2012.html

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  10. Hi! New follower and fellow homeschool mommy :) Looking forward to getting to know you more! :) Happy Monday!!

    Jen
    http://bobjenjack.blogspot.com

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  11. Visiting through the UBP12. What a lovely site you have. I love the mix of secular and christian, that must make for some interesting conversations between you and your sister, which is awesome. I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog after the party-dust settles!

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  12. This is really Kerry (my hubs name is on gmail) from How to Homeschool My Child. Sounds like you have a house full! Like your site and look forward to getting to know you.

    Stop by when you get a chance
    http://www.HowToHomeschoolMyChild.com/blog

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  13. Hi, Sandra! I'm Michelle, just stopping in from the UBP! I'm also a homeschooling mom, and I also used to homeschool my nieces and nephew! My husband and his siblings were homeschooled, so when my sister-in-law lived with us for a while, I homeschooled her kids. We sometimes do year round schooling -- that is, we take breaks when it suits *our* schedule, and not the public school's schedule, LOL. I do try to have at least some time off in the summer, just so the kids can play with their neighborhood friends. (Although, really, they're done with school by lunchtime anyway!)

    Hope you have a great day!

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  14. Hi! I'm stopping by from the UBP - belatedly because my week was just insane so I had no time before now to visit anyone - and am so glad to "meet" you. I, too, am a homeschooler who writes about our home learning journey as well as other things. Hope you'll stop by: http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com/2012/04/2012-ultimate-blog-party.html.

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