Tuesday, November 9, 2010

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I was amazed and honored to find my blog nominated in two categories in 2010 Homeschool Blog Awards – Best Variety Blog and Best Nitty-Gritty Blog. I was also amused, since I have no intention to homeschool unless something goes seriously wrong with my daughter’s education. I freely admit that my visits to the blog of my homeschooling friends opened up my mind quite a bit about benefits of homeschooling. I learned most from these three blogs, and I am happy to see them nominated in various categories. I will be voting for them!

I hope that next year Homeschool Blog Awards will expand to include a special category for “Afterschoolers”. In this case I hope that Superheroes and Princesses will win that award :).

Vote for your favorite blogs here.

15 comments:

Julie said...

Ha ha! That's funny - but nice of people to nominate you! I love your idea of having a category for afterschoolers.

Leptir said...

Congrats :-)

Annette W. said...

You may not homeschool, but you teach your daughter probably as much as most homeschoolers do, even though Anna goes to school too.

Congrats!

MaryAnne said...

If you take homeschooling as schooling at home rather than schooling at home instead of at school, you definitely deserve to be nominated =)

Christy said...

I giggle a bit too when people ask me about homeschooling or tell me that I am doing a great job homeschooling. On the other hand, I do teach my children quite a bit at home so I guess it is all about how you interpret the word.

I agree with the other comments that you definitely deserve the nomination. I am always so impressed by all that you do with Anna.

Thank you for the compliment too! That means a lot coming from you.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I grinned, and voted for you, when I saw your name there. Apparently, the homeschool community is officially recognizing you as one of our own (insert evil laugh of your choice here).

Debbie said...

I love Leah's comment! In my opinion what you are doing with Anna is as much as any of us homeschoolers do with our preschoolers. You know I voted for you!

Christy said...

I just voted for you!

kewkew said...

It seems I am in agreement with the other commenters. Whether your daughter goes to school or not, you are still teaching her at home and doing a great job of it.

Ticia said...

I agree they need an afterschoolers category

I voted for you in one of the cTegories

Joyful Learner said...

What is homeschooling but teaching your own which you do! Homeschooling is so diverse and wide...there are single parents homeschoolers, part-time homeschoolers, one year homeschoolers, next brick and mortar schools, homeschoolers who take lots of classes outside the home so in an essence they are never home, etc. I consider homeschooling to be an umbrella group of people much like "life learners" are. I like the fact that they included you. It's an inclusive award. :)

Our Homeschool Fun said...

I'm with Leah, I grinned too when I saw your name in the two categories, then I voted for you:-)! You do such a wonderful job, over the top actually with Anna and she is going to do great things because of the love and learning she receives from her two parents Natalie! Homeschooler or not:-), you deserved the nominations!!

Thank you sincerely for your mention of me above. That really does mean a lot to me coming from you, truly. Your comments are so kind and appreciated, always.

Elise said...

Congratulations. I agree with the previous comments and this is a deserved nomination. I will be casting my vote for you. I have learnt a great deal from your blog and am so thankful that we have crossed paths and been able to share ideas.

The fairy in your previous post sure was under the pump with Anna's questions. I bet this fairy was starting to get a little frazzled. Even though Anna was persistent with her questions, I think it is lovely that she still came to the conclusion that she saw a real fairy and was excited about this. The innocence of a four year old is such a beautiful thing.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting! I'm off to go vote for you!!

Jackie H. said...

:) Well, I'm sure you ARE a good resource for homeschoolers. And every parent is their child's first (and best) teacher, right?