Making collages goes way back for me, and this blog is merely an extension of that. My mother used to open up a brown paper grocery bag for a working surface, give me a shallow dish of white glue, and set me loose with fabric scraps, dry beans, buttons, glitter, dry pasta, sequins, paper, and rickrack. Here I am, still creating but now online with an assortment of ideas, photos, words, and feelings.
I’m a homeschooling mom of one child –Emma, who is thirteen. We lived in China for eight years (when Sprite was 3-11), so she’s always been homeschooled although she was a daycare child at the mere age of 8 weeks. So I’ve lived both sides — a working mom with a child in daycare and now a stay at home, homeschooling mom. This blog is my 17th anniversary gift from my husband, and I named it my collage because it’s a hodgepodge of things that are important to me — family, China, homeschooling, faith, traveling, photography, and creativity.
I have chosen a Charlotte Mason (CM) style of education. I’m not a purist by any means, but I think that the CM label gives a general idea of where I stand on home education. I emphasize living books, notebooking (lapbooks in earlier years), and the arts.
I appreciate my readers for the kind encouragement they offer me. Although I may not answer each comment, I do value each and every one. Feel free to comment on an “old post.” Comments are never closed.
My hope is that as you read the posts here you are encouraged in turn with practical ideas and free printables.
You can contact me via email or by commenting here at the blog.
If your question is requires an in-depth answer,consider my consulting services where we can talk in detail about your specific homeschool circumstances.
If you want to read more from me, I have an “online empire” including these spots:
- Heart of the Matter Online
- The Notebooking Fairy
- In a Nutshell blog by AboutOne