Lisa of Eclectic Musings

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I am a fortysomething mom of two who has been homeschooling for 4 years. I have recently discovered a great love of writing that has lead me to write unit studies and other articles for Squidoo and to begin blogging last year. In my free time I volunteer in our children’s ministry and am co-writing curriculum for our children’s church with my teaching partners. I love sharing helpful information with others and find my writing and fellowship with other homeschoolers a great outlet for this.

Why do you blog?
I wanted to share all that I was learning while homeschooling with other homsechool families and teachers, so, I began writingunit studies for Squidoo. I soon discovered my love of writing. While becoming one of the writers for Squidoo, I was invited to join the Rocket Moms on Squidoo. I completed many writing challenges and it was in this group that it was suggested that we become bloggers to promote our Squidoo lens pages. Funny thing is, my blogging kind of took over. I write more for my blog now than I do for Squidoo. I really enjoy doing it and meeting the many other mothers and homeschoolers in the blogosphere. I blog about 2-5 times a week.

Why do you homeschool?
My reasons for homeschooling: 1. The opportunity to spend more time with my kids. This seems a natural extension of the attachment parenting style I ascribe to. 2. The freedom to incorporate our personal beliefs as part of our children’s education instead of those taught by the pubic school system where we differ on certain issues. 3. The opportunity to customize my children’s lessons to their learning styles in order to maximize their understanding. 4. The freedom for my children to learn in an environment free of peer pressure and mean spiritedness that is often seen in group learning situations. 5. Because I have taught my children since birth, I feel it is only natural for me to continue this process until they venture out into the world and find their own paths. 6. Because who wouldn’t want to be taught by someone who loved them. After all, we have all had good and bad teachers. In the system, we have little control over the process. While there are many amazing teachers, there are also those who well, frankly shouldn’t be teaching, but feel stuck there. 7. Flexibilty! We can take a day off if we need to, go to school in our jammies, or spend a little extra time on a subject that seems troublesome or maybe one that is interesting.

Do you have any home businesses?
One of my hobby’s is making muffin tin meals. They are fun themed meals served in a muffin tin. I find this such a fun creative outlet and I enjoy making these meals for my kids. My blog has muffin posts each Monday.

What’s your favorite…
Color(s):  Blue
Books:  The Bible, Spirit, Soul and Body by Andrew Wommack and various children’s picture storybooks
Hobbies:  Blogging, Writing for Squidoo, Scrapbooking
Dinner:  Deep Dish Pizza or Quesadillas
Dessert:  Chocolate Chip Cookies
Season:  Fall
Other:  My favorite drink is a mocha frappucino.

What are your favorite posts, the ones most commented on or those that most tell your story?
If you take a Mouse to the Movies… Christmas Muffin Tin Meal
Minnie and Moo…fun for them and you!
Super Learning!
Wordless Wednesday… Lovely Cedarburg Wisconsin!

What have you reviewed for Timberdoodle?
Product Review for Raising Real Men

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