The title of this blog is the answer to the question I hear most often when I’m out and about with my kids: “Oh, they’re so cute!  Are they twins?”  This despite the fact that my four-year-old son is nearly a head taller than his three-year-old sister.  Oh well, I suppose that’s the price I pay for having two kids who are only fourteen months apart in age!

But the blog isn’t really about the age disparity – it’s meant to document our adventures in homeschooling.  Before I had kids, I never thought of homeschooling as a viable alternative for education – but my husband and I have done a lot of reading on the subject, and decided to give it a try.  Although we are Catholic, we didn’t make this decision for religious reasons – we’re both pretty well-rounded people and don’t plan to raise our kids in a particularly sheltered manner.  Rather, it’s a combination of an intellectual superiority complex (yes, I really do think I can do a better job teaching my children than any public or private school) and a desire to be free of a school-imposed schedule (so we can travel during non-peak times).

I’m currently leaning towards a classical education – I was inspired by The Well-Trained Mind – but it’s early on our journey, so I reserve the right to change my mind once we get deeper into academic subject matter.  Stay tuned!


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. AskTracy
    Aug 24, 2010 @ 21:41:43

    Yes, you CAN do a better job teaching your children! The Well-Trained Mind is a great beginning to your homeschool career… Good Luck!


  2. AskTracy
    Aug 25, 2010 @ 01:46:34

    Yes, YOU CAN teach your children better than anyone else! Good for you. : )


  3. Babes about Town
    Sep 10, 2010 @ 22:03:55

    I think it’s cool that you’re taking control of your kids’ education and for all the right reasons.

    Thanks so much for your comments on my SITS day, it was great to have your feedback and your support.

    It must be fun to have ‘twiblings’ (I love that phrase)!


  4. Deana (The Frugal Homeschooling Mom)
    Sep 23, 2010 @ 22:13:14

    Hi there! Thanks for your comment on my blog! Nice to meet you. I love the new Homeschool Bloggers group. I am homeschooling for the same reasons as you – although we are Christian, we didn’t decide to homeschool for religious reasons either – and I definitely do not wish to shelter my child either. We chose to homeschool because we think that I can do a better job as well – I am a teacher with a Master’s degree in Education, and I’ve taught in public schools and know what they’re like! And, being free of limitations is wonderful!


  5. Tiffany
    Nov 05, 2010 @ 14:12:42

    Oh, I cannot believe how much we have in common! I’m a convert to Catholicism, housekeeping is my greatest challenge, our kids are the same ages, and unfortunately I lost my father suddenly to a heart attack, too, before I had my children. There–that takes care of my “comments” to about five posts! Really enjoying this blog =).


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