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athomemomblog is the “Happy Homeschooler” Contributor on Squidoo

1014130_10151724911205281_443325507_n1Today we’d like to introduce you to athomemomblog.   She’s our “Happy Homeschooler” Contributor on Squidoo.

Tell us a little bit about your niche topic.
There’s so much to cover in the homeschool niche. Before this, I’d done a few lenses on home education, but I’m really looking forward to focusing a lot more on curriculum reviews and activity lenses. My kids are in Grades 2 and 3 now, so we are getting into more advanced lessons.

Homeschooling can be really confusing when you’re starting out. There are so many curriculum options and everyone has a different opinion on what you should do, so it can be very overwhelming. I’m hoping to make the process a little easier for new homeschoolers and encourage those who have been at it for a while. There are some amazing homeschool parents already on Squidoo, so there’s really a great community here.

One of the most important things we can teach our children is how to learn and homeschooling really lets you do that. While there’s a time and place for memorization and copywork, I think the best thing you can do for your child is to show him how to use a dictionary, encyclopedia and the internet. With those tools, your kids can learn about anything they want. I’m constantly surprised at how much learning my boys do outside of school hours. When you homeschool, kids tend to have more time to pursue their interests and exercise their imaginations, so it’s important to show them how to do that.

Tell us about the moment you fell in love with your topic. Was it an immediate thing or did it happen over time?
I was homeschooled myself and had a bit of a love-hate relationship with the whole idea as a teen. When I was pregnant with my first son, though, I just knew that it was what I wanted to do for my own kids. So it didn’t take very long . . . by the time my son was born, I had nearly convinced my husband that it was a good idea to teach our kids at home.

Who had the most influence in your life?
I’d probably have to say my mom. She’s an amazing person. She’s done so much in her life that has inspired me. Apart from homeschooling four kids, she fed us almost entirely from her massive garden and cooked on a wood cook stove for much of my early childhood. She’s now a weaver with her own studio and just a really inspiring and encouraging woman.

You can also find athomemomblog at the following sites:
The Happy Homeschooler
Happy Homeschooler on Pinterest

athomemomblog invites you to stop by and share a review at her Review 50 Books for Beginning Readers.

Robin Svedi aka rms is a Community Organizer and member of the Creative Team at Squidoo.com where her daily mission is to help lensmasters build better and more successful lenses about the things they know and love.

  • http://Susan52.com/ Susan52

    I absolutely agree with teaching your children how to learn. That was my goal, beyond the important basics of reading and multiplication tables, of course, and we now have two successful adults who certainly can be classified as lifelong learners. As a long-retired homeschooling mom, I’m still looking forward to seeing what you share as the Happy Homeschooler Contributor!

  • http://Susan52.com/ Susan52

    I absolutely agree with teaching your children how to learn. That was my goal, beyond the important basics of reading and multiplication tables, of course, and we now have two successful adults who certainly can be classified as lifelong learners. As a long-retired homeschooling mom, I’m still looking forward to seeing what you share as the Happy Homeschooler Contributor!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/grammieo grammieo

    I love teaching my grandchildren about all kinds of stuff. We could not homeschool when my kids were young, it was not allowed! So they went through the “system”, but when they got home, the learning was much more fun……

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/kinworm kinworm

    Your Mom sounds really inspiring. Thanks for sharing a great interview and congratulations on your new role.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/CosmeticMom CosmeticMom

    While I didn’t home school, I am so pleased to see another Mom Contributor!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/CosmeticMom CosmeticMom

    While I didn’t home school, I am so pleased to see another Mom Contributor!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/adventuretravelshop adventuretravelshop

    I wish I had homeschooled my son. I’ve had so many hassles because he’s dyslexic and even though I found a brilliant school -it’s still not what I think he needs. I shall be following you lenses with great interest. Nice to meet you.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/georgepmoola georgepmoola

    Interesting interview. It must take a lot of dedication and possibly fortitude to home tutor a child, and if there’s more than one………………Not everybody is temperamentally suited to such a regime but for those that can do it the rewards must be immense for all concerned.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/georgepmoola georgepmoola

    Interesting interview. It must take a lot of dedication and possibly fortitude to home tutor a child, and if there’s more than one………………Not everybody is temperamentally suited to such a regime but for those that can do it the rewards must be immense for all concerned.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/raveonstudio raveonstudio

    Hurray what a great topic! I homeschooled my daughter until grade 11!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/raveonstudio raveonstudio

    Hurray what a great topic! I homeschooled my daughter until grade 11!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Sylvestermouse Sylvestermouse

    I am a firm believer and supporter of homeschooling. Athomeblogmom has given us many awesome homeschool lenses over the years. She is the perfect Happy Homeschooler Contributor!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Sylvestermouse Sylvestermouse

    I am a firm believer and supporter of homeschooling. Athomeblogmom has given us many awesome homeschool lenses over the years. She is the perfect Happy Homeschooler Contributor!

  • http://www.portatil-bateria.com/ aswaha yah

    Hurray what a great topic! I homeschooled my daughter until grade 11!

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