Saturday, January 26, 2008

Here We Go...

60 million people have blogs. Yep, 60 million people yelling from their windows to anyone who might pass by. And now there's one more!

So what in the world could lil ole me offer? Here's hoping *something* interesting. I'm a stay-at-home mom here in the fantastic (ok, right now fantastically COLD) city of Chicago. My husband is a Chicago Public School teacher. Which school? For right now, let's call it Great Big Urban High School. And pre-kids, I did a stint there too. Which was enough to make us decide to homeschool our munchkins.

So there's the urban homeschool mom angle. The homeschool mom floating around the urban mommy circuit. Honestly, I've been happily accepted by most other moms on the Urban Kid Circuit -- the moms at the gym, the art class, the Spanish class, etc., mostly ladies searching for or settling in to private schools around town. In Illinois, you're considered your very own private school if you homeschool. Some people name them. Coming from St. Louis (Go Cards!), the Hoitiest of the Toitiest schools were places named "SomethingSomething Country Day Academy." So we "named" ours "B...... Country Day Academy." We figure that ours is really a VERY private school -- max occ: 2! I even got cards made. I'm the Director of Curriculum & Implementation. And the Director of Admissions. (pre-pre-kids, I was in the corporate world of commercial production for Great Big Ad Agency. i missed having a biz card........)

OK, let's see what this thing can do.

4 comments:

Miss Spider said...

Welcome to the world of blogging!

Maria said...

I loved this post. That is exactly how I felt when I started blogging. And still do. One more blog. One more person yammering on about themselves. Whatever. But its fun. Cathartic and, heck, entertaining. Really. You'll be surprised at how many people think YOU are entertaining!!! Like me.

chicago_mom said...
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chicago_mom said...

HI! I found you (actually my sister found you) on the well-trained-mind boards and told me I should find you! After reading your blog, I think she's right! I live in Chicago too and have 2 kids. A daughter who is JUST 5 and a son who is ALMOST 3. We are on the near west side, but are doing about the same stuff you are doing, it sounds like, (in terms of homeschooling). Also, I even read that pioneerwoman blog before I saw you mentioned it here. :) Great minds think alike, no? Maybe we should chat.

Urban mom #2