Saturday, March 8, 2008

More about me

Welcome to the party!

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

I go by the name of Love 2B Homeschoolers; welcome to my place. So why should you care about me and what I think about things? Well, that's what this post is for. There's a glimpse of me on the sidebar to your left, but I thought I'd take some time to elaborate on it. Then if you find that I'm someone you can relate to, you can stop by again.

So my "About Me" reads: I'm a liberal Sagittarian, city-girl moved to suburbia, minivan driving, married, soccer mom, who is joyfully attachment parenting and homeschooling two boys, aged 11 and 7. And here's the elaboration:

I'm a liberal...

Though I don't believe I'd ever have an abortion, I like the fact that I can.

I'm a fag hag, currently without a fag (AIDS hit me hard). I loved having gay friends, and totally miss them. My life is just such that I don't run into many these days. If you ever have the chance to be friends with an out gay man, I highly recommend it. They are the best girlfriends in the world. Seriously.

I reject religion, though I am very spiritual. And I belong to a womyn's group which meets once a month where we talk about such things.

I was on vacation during the primaries, but my absentee ballot was for Obama. I originally thought I'd vote for Clinton, but I now feel she'd be business as usual. Obama offers hope. By the way, I'm really annoyed with the fact that Barack Obama is referred to as Obama, and Hillary Clinton is always referred to as Hillary. Sexism prevails.


Full blown 100%. Here's a decent description, although I'm cutting out a couple of things which don't apply to me:

Sagittarians have a positive outlook on life, are full of enterprise, versatility, adventurousness and eagerness to extend experience beyond the physically familiar. They enjoy traveling and exploration, the more so because their minds are constantly open to new dimensions of thought. They are basically optimistic, and continue to be so even when their hopes are dashed. Their strongly idealistic natures can also suffer many disappointments without being affected. They are honorable, honest, trustworthy, truthful, generous and sincere, with a passion for justice. They are usually on the side of the underdog in society they will fight for any cause they believe to be just, and are prepared to be rebellious. They balance loyalty with independence.
One very characteristic trait I have is that I stick my foot in my mouth often. I'm overly honest, and sometimes hurt people's feelings. I'm very quick to apologize though!

city-girl moved to suburbia...

I grew up in Queens, New York. My husband and I moved to Connecticut when we were about 30, I think. I went to School of Visual Arts (college) in Manhattan. I went to Studio 54 with my gay friends, and hung out on Long Island listening to New Wave in places like Spit and Paris, New York with my boyfriend, who later became my husband. B and I went to lots of concerts, especially at The Ritz in The Village, and also enjoyed giant margaritas with cute little plastic dinosaurs in them at a place called Continental Divide.

After graduating college I worked in Manhattan for a couple of years (computer graphics layout). I got married in 1991 and when my husband was offered a job with Caldor in Connecticut, we jumped at it. I never wanted to have my kids grow up in New York. So now we live in the suburbs.

minivan driving...

Well, we live in the suburbs, don't we? I drive a Honda Odyssey. I've been a die-hard Honda owner since my first Accord when we moved to CT and I got a job (never needed a car in New York!). My Odyssey has a soccer ball stuck to the top of the antenna, and a bunch of bumper stickers on the back. Yes, I sell a bunch of them; click on my LuminociTees logo on the right sidebar to see them.


It will be 17 years on May 25th. Holy cow! And we were together for seven years before we got married. So on May 25th I will have been with the same man for 24 years. Wow that's mind boggling. I am 43 though, and consider myself blessed that I found a man worth staying with for all this time. B is a gem. He is a really good, decent man, and the love I see in his eyes melts me.

soccer mom...

I'm about 60 pounds overweight, so I am very willing to drive my kids any darn place they want to go to exercise, even if it means sitting in the rain in my comfy folding chair, or freezing my butt off in the indoor soccer arena which is never heated.

who is joyfully attachment parenting...

Home birth, family bed, extended nursing, sling carrying, La Leche League Leader for four years. That sort of thing. Now that we are older, it mostly refers to our discipline style. Maybe it also refers to the way we eat. We follow the dietary guidelines of Weston Price the best we can, and eat very very few processed foods (at least at home).

and homeschooling...

We are unschoolers. Or as I like to call it, self-directed learners. I wrote about what I consider the difference to be, here.

I adore homeschooling. I can't imagine shipping my kids off to someone else every day, and missing out on all their adventures and challenges. I have another blog, which is a day in the life type-thing, which you can read here if you are interested in what our homeschooling looks like.

two boys aged 11 and 7...

So happy to have boys. They are both so different, and I adore them immensely.

So that's me. Hope you found some of you in all this, and decide to return sometime soon!


Make Your Home Based Business Work Online said...

Hi, I love your blog! I'm not sure why I thought I was the only mom out there who follows the Weston Price way, I'm still breastfeeding my 2 yr old who also sleeps in our bed (still) -we love it though.

And now I'll be homeschooling 2 of my 3 school age children, it's good to meet other moms like myself, It feels a bit lonely at times when your sorrounded by people who think your a freak just because I "still" breastfeed.

I am so glad I found your blog, and yes I agree gay men do make the best of friends:-)

Ismary Leon

Define You Photography said...

Hi there!!

Just found this amazing blog...LOVE IT!

Question for you, at what age would you say is TO OLD to transfer FROM public school....home?

I'm struggling here and want what is best for my 14yr old girl:)