Hi, I’m Beth Watson! Stay at home, homeschooling mama. I married my love, Dave, in 2003 after graduating Cairn University with degrees in Bible and Social Work in 2001. Since 2005, we’ve added 5 redheads to our little family of 7. All of us with red hair & blue eyes, which apparently places us in .017% of the world’s population – nearly as rare as unicorns. 😉 We love traveling & baseball & often the two hobbies combine. We have hit 42 out of 50 states so far; making us near to fulfilling our quest of visiting all 50 states before our children graduate high school. I love reading & design, so a beautiful library or bookstore is pretty much my dream destination.
We never imagined ourselves as homeschoolers, so it’s been a happy surprise following this calling God has placed on our lives. Our kiddos are ages 13 down to 4. 4 boys and 1 girl. You can imagine what that’s like! 🙂 Homeschooling is challenging, but beautiful. A comment I hear often is, “Oh, I could never do homeschool. I’m not patient.” My most common reply: “Me neither. I think that’s exactly why God called us to homeschool!” He loves our family and is using homeschooling to sanctify us. In just a few short years, homeschooling has been an immeasurable blessing to our family and I’m so grateful that God always knows best.
I began blogging in 2011 to chronicle my family’s journey into homeschooling, specifically classical education with Classical Conversations. When we joined CC just two short years ago, the classical education model was completely foreign to all of us. Partway through the second year, I realized I was essentially taking my experience of traditional education and blending it with the CC memory work. I am now fully embracing the classical model. As my children’s primary teacher, I am slowly learning my way, but I still have SO much more to learn! Join me as I find my way in homeschooling through learning!
Please feel free to contact me at bethwatson115 <at> gmail <dot> com
I’m excited to connect with you!
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