About Me!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog.  I've been homeschooling since June of 2012 and that's when I started my blog.  I was new to homeschooling and while I jumped in with both feet and lots of enthusiasm I was feeling overwhelmed and over my head-- and I was a teacher by profession!

I have my master's degree in early childhood education and worked in the public school system as both long term & regular substitutes.  Within one year of having all three of my kids attending school full time I realized we were all miserable and with the support of my family we turned to homeschooling.

They all had far more confidence in me than I did.

We live in a state with little to no homeschooling laws & guidelines which I found even scarier at the time.  I hoped to use my blog as a way to hold myself accountable for what I was teaching and have found it tremendously helpful over the years to look back and see all that we do manage to cover even when I feel like we aren't doing any schoolwork for long periods of time.

Over time my blog has evolved to showcase more of me; my interests, crafting ideas, recipes and more.  I love that homeschooling my children has allowed us all time to peruse so many other interests-- That's why I had to change the name of my blog!

I used to blog over at Our Unschooling Journey but found more and more of my posts had nothing to do with homeschooling.

I changed the name of my blog to Slices of Life since that's what I felt like I was sharing!

I knew sooner or later my boys were all going to be finished with homeschooling and I just couldn't imagine giving up my blog when that time came!  My oldest is in college, my middle son is attending a local high school that has a culinary arts program for him, and I am down to homeschooling just my youngest son. 

While I may have started this blog as more of a personal diary of our days it has grown to mean so much to me.  Connecting with my readers is what keeps me coming back day after day and this blog really is a labor of love.

I hope that you keep coming back to check out what we're up to each day or even every few days.

 Please feel free to follow me on Pinterest and see where I get all my inspiration from.


  1. My hats go off to homeschooling mamas...I don't think I could do it! You're amazing!
    PS I have a degree in earthly childhood also. Not a master's, but it's still my background!

    1. Thank you! I never thought I could either but... here I am & I like to think I'm doing a pretty good job of it.

  2. You are so helpful and I am so thankful for homeschooling mothers like you!

  3. I like the new look. Family life and homeschooling life is always changing! Looking forward to keeping up with you in 2020!

    1. Thank you! It sure is; I can't believe how much our lives seem to change from year to year.

  4. Hi Joanne, Just came over to see what your blog was about after you left a comment today. I know you have been by before at times and recognized your pic but thought you used to maybe help host a linky party ?? Anyway, it was nice
    to hear more about you, and what a hero you were to homeschool all your children. That is so wonderful and especially
    today so needed. Thank you for coming by and for your kind comment about my cards, it was truly appreciated.
    Happy Easter!!
    Blessings, Nellie

    1. I have co-hosted a few link parties through the years and continue to do so on Thursdays with Encouraging Hearts and Home. Thanks so much for checking out my page!


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