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Friday, July 18, 2014

I am Back

Hello all.  It has been quite a while since I last posted.  I have decided to reboot this blog.  A lot has changed since I began the blog in 2009 . . .

  • In  January 2009 I had just started being the stay at home home schooling Dad , the semester before.  
  • My Wife was working full time and I was not employed at all.
  • We had 3 children ranging in age from 3 to 9  they were all home schooled
My homeschooling the children was supposed to be a 2-3 year thing and tan longer than that.  I worked some summers starting in 2010 and worked full time in 2012 for 6 months and homeschooled the kids full time as well.

In the Summer of 2013 I landed a full time job and we enrolled our youngest 2 children in public school so we could both work full time for 1 year.

In that year, we paid off nearly 15,000 in debt and once we became debt free (except for our mortgage) my wife went from full time to part time at work allowing  her  to begin home schooling all 3 kids again come the Fall. I now work Saturdays so I teach on Mondays which is our co-op day.   

Our kids will turn 9, 13 and 15 during the Fall Semester.

So, I have decided to come back to this blog in a limited capacity.  I will now take up the more traditional role of principal  of the Izola Becker Homeschool.  So, the blog will have a different feel, then it did in it's first carnation.  For instance, I used to have to cut these posts short because I had to teach in the morning. Now, it's because I have to go to work.

To go back to the Carnival of Homeschooling click here.

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1 comment:

jugglingpaynes said...

Welcome back! I'm happy to hear your family will be able to homeschool again. Also good to hear you managed to get your debt under control! I know it can make me crazy when we have bills that need paying and no income.

Hmmm...I suppose I should get back to blogging on my blog too!

Peace and Laughter,

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