Hey There! Thanks for stopping by. I’m Carol and this is my blog. WELCOME!
I wear many hats in my life - Orthodox Christian, Wife, Momma, homeschool mother, reader, friend, taxi driver, cook, maid, Lemongrass Spa consultant, blogger/writer, chocaholic, and many more!
I write this blog for me and FOR YOU!!! It is for me because I LOVE to write and what better way for me to practice my skill than by writing and sharing with others my biggest passions in life. It’s for YOU because I find these things to be beneficial to EVERYONE!
SO….. WHAT WILL YOU READ ABOUT HERE?
Faith– Orthodox Christianity is my Faith – It’s the oldest Christian faith in the world remaining unchanged since 33AD. If you want to learn more, read about it here. I love to post about my faith as well as semi-weekly posts that are spiritual reflections – good for anyone of any Christian faith.
Homeschooling – I post things about all aspects of homeschooling. Some former posts have covered the Pennsylvania Homeschool law, methodology, a mixture of the Charlotte Mason method and unschooling---moving more towards unschooling method with every day, curriculum, busy bags, living books, and more!
Reading & Books – I love to write and with that is my passion for books! I post about the importance of reading and the books I’m reading – fiction and non-fiction. I attempt to do a formal book review at least once a month but will hopefully be catching up and doing extra reviews on books I’ve read in the past as well.
Whole Foods and Natural Health – My family has completely changed our health status by turning away from the Standard American Diet and changing to a Whole Foods approach using the foods God gave us for consumption and staying away from overly processed food products containing artificial man-made ingredients. In our adventure, I’ve learned about the Paleo Diet and am experimenting with that as well as many natural cleaning methods & remedies for health ailments such as the cold and flu and enjoy sharing these with you as well. It may be interesting to note that neither my daughter nor I carry our former diagnoses of bipolar disorder and my husband was able to stop taking medications for high blood pressure and ADHD due to this lifestyle change! He's also lost an incredible amount of weight and feels more fit than he did 20 years ago! And of course there are Recipes - Because what’s a blog that talks about food if there’s no recipes?? 😉
Writing – After all, this blog only exists because of my passion for writing. Though I'm currently not a member of SCBWI...I just don't get enough writing time to make it worth it right now, I am very hopeful to become a published children’s author and make millions of dollars -NOT! Lol. I won’t make money at being a children’s author. My goal is to enrich not my pocketbook, but the mind of a child. And I will share with you my journey along with an occasional writing exercise that may help the aspiring writer or homeschooler in their own journey.
General LIFE - Really, I write about so much more than just the above major focal points including stress management, marriage, reflections on famous quotes, decluttering, parenting, and MORE because I am sharing my life with you as a WHOLE. A lot of blogs focus on just ONE aspect of the blogger’s life. They are very good blogs but here you will get a much bigger picture of me and my life, not just one piece. You get ME. And I get YOU. So I think you will gain a lot of insight here and things that you can relate to and things you can learn about.
So….. FOLLOW ME NOW and remember to introduce yourself! Tell me YOUR PASSIONS!
** Please note- the photos are here for your assistance. At the top of the post, from this week on, you will see a photo that will aid you in knowing the main topic of the post: Faith, Homeschooling, Food and Natural Health, Reading and Books, Writing and General Life. This will hopefully make it easier for you to find the posts you like and skip any that you might not be interested in- though I think you'll love them all if you give them a chance! They could be addicting! 😉
More about Me:
I am an Orthodox Christian wife and mother – a wife of 22 years, a mom for 19 and an Orthodox Christian for eleven years. I’ve homeschooled my children for the past 8 years. This was about the same time that we dived into research on whole foods and natural health. I’ve been writing since 5th grade (Thank you and Memory Eternal to Mrs. Allred) but have only been writing on this blog for the past four. When I’m not in church, homeschooling, cooking, reading or writing, I may be on a coffee date with my sweet husband, walking in the woods, chatting with friends or, attending my son's football games, watching Criminal Minds or some other scary show or movie and, on rare occasions at night, – SLEEPING! My family and I live in a lovely home in the woods of the Pennsylvania Mountains near Williamsport, PA with our Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Natasha.
Join me here on the blog as I continue my writing adventure!
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