Thursday, August 14, 2008


I have officially posted 100 times on this blog! Yahoooo! You all know much about me but I am curious about you! Who are my readers and where are you from? Some of you regularly leave me comments and sometimes even email me. Many of you don't; you just stop by and check things out. I am so glad you do and keep stopping in! :) To help me celebrate my 100th post will you leave me a comment to say hi and tell as much or as little about yourself as you would like? I would love to say, "Hello!" to old friends and meet lots of new ones as well!



RenayofRohan said...

Hi Jennefer! Congratulations on your 100th post. I love your blog and happened upon it through Trivium Academy. You both are bookmarked as favorites and I visit often. Actually I think all your kindred spirits are my favorites. I'd ask to be the 6th, but I don't have a blog! :)

I have lived in the Samoa Islands for 2.5 years. My husband is a professor in a theological seminary and we live on campus. There's an elementary school, jr. high and high school on campus too so it's an interesting place to live! I have 3 children: DS13, DS10 and DD7. I've been homeschooling for 8 years.

Well, your blog is gorgeous and a big blessing to me. You have a beautiful family. Blessings to you! Renay

alabaster said...

Hi Jennefer - I love your blog - congratulations on 100! I appreciate all that you share - I glean alot from what you are doing in your homeschool and I enjoy your insights. You are a great encouragement to me and to many.
Jennifer - NH

McNeill Family said...

Congratulations!!! I commented once before and stole some tips!!!! I am a sahm of 4 and finally homeschooling all of them full time. I am a California girl who now lives in Texas--I still can't believe that! We have been in Texas for 2 years now and I reeeeaaaaalllly miss the beach! We love the Lord and we love people (or are at least attempting to love them the best that we can!!). I blog about my kids and what we do day to day so that our friends and family can see them as often as possible in pictures. I love organized people like you who freely share their ideas and tips and insight!!! Thank you! Denise

Teaching Diligently said...

Hi. CONGRAT'S! I am Tiffany & I stalk your blog along with the other 4 ladies you are linked to. I'm an admitted "no-commenter". Ya'll are awesome - I am the queen of altering, so I get my inspiration & run with it. I have 5 children & have homeschooled for 3 years now.

Tara said...

Love your blog - congrats on 100 posts! I'm a homeschool mom of 3 from the midwest. My husband & I just celebrated 17 years of marriage. We have 2 teenagers (15 & 13) & a 9 yr old. I love hanging out with my kids during the day & learning right along with them. I'm a "chronic" organizer (lol) & love being the keeper of my home. Thanks for sharing your homeschool journey with us!

Cheri said...

Yay on 100 post! I found you via google, a few months back when I was starting the C25K. :) I'm a homeschooling momma of four (3 boys, 1 girl). I enjoy your blog and hope you have many more entries. :)

Mandy said...

Hi Jennefer - I don't remember how I found you, but I live in the Houston area and homeschool my four kids (10b, 8g, 7b, 5g). I like to check out how you are organizing your school and home. I do better at organizing myself if I start with a plan and revise it to fit our life. A blank page is always scary for me. :)

Thank you for sharing and being real (confessions).


Amy said...

Hello my dear. Congratulations on your 100th post! You already know me, I am Amy from Milk & Cookies. I am a devoted wife and homeschooling mommy to our 6 year old son and the co-founder of Heart of the Matter.

At this point I don't even remember how I found you, or you found me, I am just happy that we are blog buddies!! I am guessing it was through Darcy.

I love your blog, your style, your passion, and the way you educate and encourage others.

rural momma said...

My name is Lesley and I live in very small town in nothern NH. I have been married to the love of my life for almost 20 years and we have 3 teens and 1 pre-teen. We are entering our 14th year of homeschooling, but now instead of adding students I'm subtracting. :0( Our son graduated in June and is headed off to college in Mo. This is a huge change for him and for us, any prayers would be greatly appreciated.

Well, that's it for now. I really enjoy your blog. :0)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jennefer! Congratulations!

I've been reading your blog from the very beginning and have been blessed as you share your struggles and successes. I admire your heart and your humbleness.

I am a mom to 4 beautiful children. I have one in college and am homeschooling the other three. I've been with my husband for about 20 years and am currently residing in sunny FL!


Dee in Sunny FL!

Ali said...

Hi Jennefer,
I'm in Augusta, GA and my friend found you when she was investigating a Classical Education (she's finally convinced!). I've enjoyed your reviews and have liked hearing how things have and have not helped you. We started (more informally than formally) this year and started with Language Lessons and Story of the World. I have 3 children, we have a birthday season coming up and they will be 6, 4, and 2.

I really love writing and helping other women in their walk with God...because that always sharpens me!!!

Thank you for sharing your life with so many, it really is so very helpful as many of us are starting in what feels like uncharted territory!

Congrats on 100 posts!
Blessings to you and your family!

Mom Of Three said...

Happy 100th blog! I am new to the blog world this summer. However, I check you out all the time and love what you post. I am new to home schooling so you have been an encouragement and you didn't even know! :)Thank you.
Deb at

Jenny in Ca said...

Hi Jennefer!

I am Jennifer from So. Ca, Orange County to be more precise. My blog is "Home is where you start from". I am jealous of the spelling of your's very cool. I started visiting you from the hive boards, I think. I am homeschooling my 4 kids plus a bonus student, we've always homeschooled. I am married to my highschool sweetheart and we just had our 15 year anniversary. I am on the south side of 30 now, I can't believe it...I started running 2 days ago, your post on running really inspired me- but I have to think on things awhile. I wanted to stop by and tell you I started running! I used to run in highschool, but it has been a long, long, time- funny, I don't remember things jiggling behind me then...

happy 100th post!!!

mom24 said...

Can you believe you've posted 100 times already? Your posts are always so helpful and I hope that they will continue to inspire and encourage other hs moms as well as leave a legacy for your boys to read someday!

Again I must say that I love the whole new bloggy look - colors are great and the photos of the boys are excellent!

It's sooooo nice to have met you! I look forward to continuing this journey together!

btw. Could I steal the Transformer cake idea? J is turning 7 in 3 weeks and he loved that cake!

Jennefer said...


Please steal away! I used a sheet cake pan and cut away the edges to make the Transformer mask. We were gfcf at the time so the cake was made with rice flour. No one even noticed! :)

Blessings to you,

Meagan said...

Congrats on 100 posts! I've been reading your blog for a few months and have really enjoyed it. Your boys look so sweet!

This is my first year homeschooling so I have been encouraged by many of the things you have shared and I have read some great ideas! My kiddos are 8 (3rd grade), 5 (K), and 4 (preK). I have been married to my amazing husband for just over 11 years and we just relocated to West Texas from North Texas (and still adjusting)!

Keep up the great work!


Kathy said...

congrats on the 100th post!

I am Kathy, a fellow blog lurker =), who lives in the Northeast and homeschools my two young daughters. I love reading blogs of fellow homeschoolers and enjoy yours quite a bit.

My blog is private, (I had a weirdo visit it) but if you are interested in reading mine let me know and I'll add you to my permissions list. =)

Many blessings to you and your beautiful family of boys.

Mama to 3 all-boy boys said...

Happy 100! I'm another My Three Sons mom. It has been fun to watch your homeschooling journey blossom over the past year or so. God's best as you prepare for your new year!

Julie Brooks said...

I'm Julie another lurker here! I'm a minister's wife as well as a mom to 3 boys.We live in Arkansas, but Texas is home. This will be our first year to homeschool. I enjoy your blog so much. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas.

Karen said...

Happy 100th post! :)

I've commented maybe once or twice here. I really enjoy your posts and I use many of the same resources as you (SOTW for one).

Keep up the great work!

Sheryl said...

Hey Jennefer,

I guess you are used to my comments by now. Steven and I live in GA. He finished seminary a few years ago at Southeastern Baptist Theological in NC. Things were hard with him full time school and full time work so I could have the babies and we got really burnt out and came home for a rest. Thats when he was diagnosed with the RA and we are still trying to get that under control. He still longs for the ministry and I know God will move us there when his time is right...I guess we just needed a lot more molding or something. lol...I homeschool Hope and Hugh (Hugh being the one with Haddon as his middle name). We have been trying to adopt a child from China for the last two years and are still waiting..God's timing being alot slower than what we planned but we are hanging in there. I am 32...a December baby,love the theatre, outdoors, Jane Austin, country music and really my favorite is just family time. I can't remember how I came across your blog..I think WTM boards. But as strange as it sounds being that I have never met you..I just liked you. What you stood for and how you stood for it. So I visit often and appreciate all your words. If ya'll ever find yourselves in GA for any reason drop me a line.
Sheryl at Hazelnut Academy

Jennifer said...

Hi Jennefer,

Hooray on 100 posts! I found your blog earlier this year when I was considering homeschooling, and now we are a few days away from beginning our first school year at home. Your post that day was "Confessions" - I was thrilled to have found your blog! : ) My daughter will be in first grade this year and I have settled on much of what you used last year. Thanks for all the time and thought you put towards this blog. It is very helpful and encouraging!

God Bless,
Jennifer in DC

Sharon said...

Congratulations on your 100th post Jennefer. I'd also like to add thank you because your blog got me started blogging, way back in September last year. I appreciate reading the blog of a pastor's wife because my husband is in his last year of Theological College preparing to become a minister. I cannot remember how I found your blog. It may have been through the WTM boards but that would have been very providential since I've only visited there about three times. I appreciate the fact that, although you don't post as often as I do, you post very informative, thoughtful and helpful stuff. You've given me a lot of ideas.

I live in Australia. Our family homeschools, but our eldest are as yet only in kindergarten, so we do Bible/Belief, literacy, literature, crafts, science/geography but no history yet. We have four children, aged 5, 4, 3 and almost 2; two boys and two girls.

~ Sharon from Equip Academy

ByHISgoodGRACE said...

Congrats on 100!
I am from By His Good Grace (obviously.) We are a Christian family with a wonderful husband/dad who loves and serves Christ first--and we have three boys 8, 6 and 2. We are also a homeschooling family.

Corrie said...

I have been so blessed by your blog and even more blessed by being able to meet you and your sweet boys. Thanks for your honesty and for the great ideas. You are an inspiration to many!
As we bein our first year of homeschooling I know many of your ideas will be tried and tested! Thanks again.

cellista said...

How fun to read all these comments! You've inspired so many people, including me! You know me, at least in cyberspace. I like reading your blog because our oldest boys are about the same age and we're going through this homeschool adventure together. I also have 3 boys so I can relate to you. I also play the cello, enjoy genealogy, reading, travel, and blogging.
Congrats on 100 posts, and I'll look forward to reading 100 more!


Martha, wishing to be Mary said...

Hi Jennifer!
I found you on the WTM board. It was the scheduling thread...saw your schedule and realized "there are other people who think like I do!" heehee
I'm in MS and have 2 beautiful girls that God has graciously "loaned" to me.
Congrats on 100 posts!

Life With My 3 Boybarians said...

Oh Jennefer!

100 echoes of honesty.
100 peeks into your thoughtful head.
100 moments of your homeschooling, mommy, running or cooking efforts.
100 wonderful posts!

I can't wait for the next 100.

I want to echo another commenter above - even though you sometimes post infrequently, your posts are so thoughtful that I can't wait for each little gem.



Rhonda said...

I first found your blog through the WTM message boards. I "pop" over here ever so often and catch up on your posts. You have a very inviting, lovely blog!
Congratulations on your 100th post!!
~Have a blessed day.

Jenny L. said...

Hi Jennefer. I have been reading your blog for a while now. I found you through Trivium Academy. My boys are close in age with yours. My oldest is starting 2nd grade this year and my youngest son is starting K. I have a new baby girl also. I am starting my 3 year homeschooling and haven't looked back since. You helped me decide on a writing workbook for my oldest, via the WTM boards. I went with Classically Cursive. Thanks again. Keep on blogging!

Bella Art Girl said...

Hi - I found your blog when I first started blogging and it inspired me not only to be a good blogger but also because of your comittment to motherhood and homeschooling. Those are hard tasks and it is encouraging to find others who are wanting to do well - this life what a gift from God. Congrats on your 100th keep on keeping on...

Alonzo said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!! I am a homeschooling mom to a 7yr daughter and a 4 yr son. We live in NY state. My son also has a milk, additive and preservative allergy that affects his behavior. Take care!!


a said...

Greetings and Congratulations on your 100th post! I found you via Mt Hope Chronicles. I am a SAHM hschooling our ds11 and d6. We are starting SOTW this year.
Enjoy the day!

Rhonda said...

Hi Jennifer,
I have been viewing your blog for quite sometime. I have never left a comment, till now. I love your blog. You have inspired me to be more organized. I even did a year-at-a-glance when I saw yours. Thanks for sharing all you do. Infact reading your blog and others inspired me to blog.

About us: we are a family of 4-we have 2 girls. Homeschooling 3rd and Pre-k. Loving every minute.

Congrats on your 100th.

Rachel said...

Congratulations! It has been awhile -- things have been hectic, but isn't it always? :-)

I hope to start visiting again much more frequently. Looking forward to the next 100

Love in Christ
Keep the Way

Mrs. Dawne Shelton said...

Hi Jennefer, I've read you for almost a year now. I do my reading, however, from my google reader so I don't comment too often. :)


HSB Suzanne said...

Hi Jennefer!

I came here from a link your dh sent me on facebook. He and I graduated from the same high school... same year. When he found out I homeschool, he sent the link.

I can't remember if I've 'happened' upon your blog or not. But, I 'know' some of the ones you have on your blogroll and at least one who's left a comment on this post.

Hope to come back and read some more.

HSB Suzanne (aka Anita to your dh) -- it's a long story :)