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 almost seventeen. We lived in China for eight years (when Emma was 3-11), so she’s always been homeschooled although she was in daycare at the mere age of 8 weeks. So I’ve lived all sides of this motherhood role:
- a working mom with a child in daycare
- a stay at home homeschooling mom
- a work at home homeschooling mom
This blog is my collage because it’s a hodgepodge of things that have been important to me through the years — family, China, homeschooling, faith, traveling, photography, and creativity.
I chose a Charlotte Mason (CM) style of education for my daughter. I was 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.
My daughter is nearing the end of high school, and as a result, this blog is changing. It’s quieter as I have less homeschool related material to talk about. And I will be blogging about other topics instead as my life transitions to an empty nest, veteran homeschool mom. I work full time in the social media marketing niche. You can learn more about that side of my life at JimmieLanley.com.
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.
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