In trying to come up with a name for this site, I wanted to find something that conveyed a love for learning. I found this beautiful quote by the late Craig Sager:
“Each and every day is a canvas waiting to be painted – an opportunity for love, for fun, for living, for learning.”
His words resonated with me as exactly the kind of information that I want to share here: opportunities for fun, living, and learning with our children.”
Even though this site will primarily have a home education focus, I believe that a love for learning applies to everyone, regardless of their choice of education, and it is my hope that others can find helpful information here as well. No matter what choice of education you’ve made for your family, your choice is supported here because I know that all parents do what they feel is best for their family and their children. My goal is to provide resources and ideas to help you as you guide your children in pursuing their interests and in the everyday painting of their unique and beautiful canvases filled with love, fun, living, and learning.
My name is Amber and my husband, Greg, and I live in the beautiful state of Colorado with our three daughters. Our eldest daughter, “A”, is in 7th grade and loves science, astronomy, Minecraft, playing/composing music on the piano, and computers. Our middle daughter, “B”, is in 2nd grade and loves My Little Pony, horses, and sea horses. Our youngest, “C”, is in pre-K and loves My Little Pony, Minnie Mouse, and “doing school” with her older sisters.
I am a homeschool graduate (though I was only homeschooled for high school and went to public school for the elementary grades). We chose to educate our girls at home for many reasons, the primary ones being: more time together as a family, more time for them to pursue their interests, since most school days only consist of around 4 hours of actual “school” time, and the desire to customize their education based on their interests and also their needs. (One of my daughters is on the autism spectrum and sometimes needs extra direction and 1-1 attention when learning new concepts.)
Our homeschooling “style” is eclectic, meaning we don’t use just one boxed curriculum but pick and choose from many different ones. We love technology so I am also looking for ways to incorporate that into our learning, too. I also love to supplement whatever we are learning about with videos, books, or field trips, which I look forward to sharing with you.