I am a Colorado homeschooling mother with 6 children who is tired of talking to herself and her cat, so I started a blog. I have been homeschooling since 2000 when my oldest was 4. I don't count from birth because that causes excessive mom guilt over all the things I didn't do when he was smaller. I have 5 boys and 1 girl. I actually prefer the chaos that boys create (which I can tune out) over the emotional aspects caused by having more estrogen (which I can't ignore since it usually comes with tears or dirty looks from across the room). I love my daughter and look forward to the day when we can be closer friends.
I feel called to homeschool my children all the way through to college, though I would like to think that I am open to God's movement in any direction (sometimes it just takes me a while to pull up the anchor and get moving).
I should probably mention that there are 7 years between my oldest and my youngest. So my children are close together, which made homeschooling overwhelming the first few years and easier now. As if a large family coupled with homeschooling (and the noisy boys) weren't enough we also have 2 dogs, a cat and a toad, and my husband is self-employed, which sometimes makes me feel like I am riding on a rollercoaster--but I don't want to get off either.