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Below is the original ‘About’ I posted back in 2012 when I started this blog. It needs a bit of updating as I actually write about homeschooling less than anything else. Nowadays, it’s either random hilarity or deep Catholic reflections, or my best attempt at them both. Sorry if you came looking for actual homeschooling information. Please don’t leave angry. I really appreciate you stopping by.

Hi, I’m Kelly and I’m a homeschooler. I’ve got 5 great kids and one supportive husband.  I originally thought the purpose of this blog would be to share all the great and “original” ideas I’ve learned since I started homeschooling. However, in perusing the web, I quickly learned I was out of my league. Beautiful lapbooks with hand sewn bindings that detailed the parts of a flower, organized school rooms with well planned filing systems, professionally designed and downloadable chore and reward charts, photos of smiling children in clean, matching clothes making a pyramid from sugar cubes-who are these people????

I rely on workbooks. My filing system is lots of binders; labels and covers optional. I will offer downloads in boring Helvetica font that will probably be loaded with spelling errors. The last time I got ambitious and attempted a  Charlotte Mason style nature  study, everyone wound up in tears.

Which type of homeschooler do you strive to be? But realistically, what type of homeschooling actually takes place in your home 95% of the time? I thought so. Around here, it ain’t the Lyceum, but it’s home education that works for us.

(Still curious? Here’s a post that’s sums up this blog in seven pictures. Plus, check out my most popular posts at the top of the page.Or send me an email at kellymantoan(at)gmail(dot)com with any nosey questions you may have.)