Students At Home

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Versatile Blogger Award

on April 20, 2012

Thank you for Future.Flying.Saucers for nominating me for this award!  As a new blogger, I am honored to accept it and excited to share it with others. 

I started this blog as an outlet for educational ideas.  While I am hesistant to write too much personal stuff, I appreciate the opportunity to share the lessons I have learned and gain new ideas from other bloggers.

Quite honestly, it is so easy to feel disconnected from other people.  The busyness of life–homeschooling, working a nearly full-time job from home, keeping house, cooking meals and helping with the family business–keeps me isolated.  While I take care of my family, I sometimes feel pretty dry emotionally.  Blogging helps me connect with other moms and dads who love their children.  This community makes me a better mom and person, and I am grateful for the Versatile Blogger Award that celebrates community!

In receiving this award, I get to share a link to the blogger who gave me the award, write 7 things about myself that others may not know and then nominate another 15-20 blogs for the award.  Here we go!

1.  I love coffee!  I recently read a blog, and her coffeemaker had a name.  I think that’s a great idea in honor of my faithful friend!

2.  During college, I studied in Israel, Jordan and Egypt.  The memories, friends and experiences I made during that semester continue to make me smile.  

3.  I grew up on a dairy farm.  I paid for my first car and the majority of my college education with income from my 4-H and FFA projects. 

4.  My husband and I have been married 11 years.  He’s the handsomest man I know.

5.  When I want to relax, I read, play guitar or scrapbook.

6.  I’ve wanted a tattoo for years, and I have the perfect design.  My goal is to actually get the design from paper onto my skin by the time I’m 40. 

7.  My spiritual gifts are teaching and exhortation.  (That’s why I can’t bear the thought of sending my children to school:  I want to teach them and learn along with them!)

Now, for my nominees, in no particular order. 

An interesting variety of posts can be found on this blog, and I enjoy peeking into the life of a mom with teenagers (my little ones are still in early elementary school).

I firmly believe that the words we say influences the people around us–either in a positive or negative way.  This blog title alone reminds me to watch my words, and the posts educate and encourage me to keep guarding my childrens’ educational experiences.

Penny’s commitment to homeschooling and her honest assessment of her journey encourage me.  When I read her post, I find myself cheering for her to succeed!

By no means am I a fitness nut, but this blog motivates me to think before I eat and to get up and move.  Thank you for inspiring my entire family to be active!

I love the title–it sums my internal struggle!  And Liana shares practical tips without adding guilt.  Thank you!

Several years ago, I met Bonnie at a local fitness center.  She encouraged me and inspired me, and I love her honesty, wisdom and perspective.

Craig brings valuable insight into every post, and I appreciate the reminders he shares.

With every blog post, Michael shares current events that affect education and families.  I appreciate reading about relevant news that sometimes flies under the media radar but is very important for every family.

I met Raine through a freelance writing forum, and I appreciate her humility.

While not an individual, the Mission was instrumental in my life.  They gave me my first post-college job, and my husband and I met there.  I’m grateful for the grace lessons I learned from my Mission co-workers, lessons I try to teach my children.

My high school class President recently relocated to Japan, and she chronicles her experiences.  I appreciate living vicariously in this beautiful country as I read her blog.

A homeschooling mom writes amazing recipes accompanied by mouth-watering recipes, and I love her dedication to her children.

So much inspiration, so little time!  Thanks, Susan, for providing insight for those of us who use an online school. 



3 responses to “Versatile Blogger Award

  1. […] humbled to accept and I was especially delighted by the reason for the nomination which was made by (do visit her blog), “Penny’s commitment to homeschooling and her honest assessment of her […]

  2. Lori says:

    I would love to accept the Versatile Blogger Award. It’s wonderful being recognized for the recipes I’ve created for my daughter and others that need to or want to avoid egg, dariy and nuts. How do I claim the award and pass it on?

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