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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Introduction

As a new initiate in the world of blogging, I would like to send a formal introduction. My name is Jeannie Fulbright. I'm the author of Apologia's elementary science curriculum, Exploring Creation with Botany, Exploring Creation with Astronomy and Exploring Creation with Zoology I - all creation based, easy-to-use, living books for science. I homeschool my four little darlings, ages 11, 9, 7 and 4. I am currently working on the fourth book in the series, the second in the zoology series - aquatic animals. My degree is from the University of Texas where my science background weighs heavily in the chemistry department, but I do enjoy all sciences.

My heart is to encourage the homeschool mom, giving them the tools to make homeschooling easier and edifying them along the way. My website is full of practical advice and encouragment for the homeschool mom: www.jeanniefulbright.com . It is a great joy to my heart to hear from homeschool moms. You are the cream of the crop: Women totally dedicated to following God's plan and doing the right thing, no matter how hard, for your children. I also know that you are human and need to be infused with hope and courage now and then. I hope I can contribute to that need in my own small way. I also write a periodic email newsletter focused on one academic subject per newsletter, with curriculum reviews, practical tips, articles and spiritual encouragement. The next newsletter will be focused on history; I already have a lot of reviews (from several reviewers) of different curriculum in there. You can sign up at my website if you are interested in receiving it. (If you publish curriculum and would like me to review it for my newsletter which has more than 1200 subscribers - email me.)

We started school - a new year - in June. I have to school through the summer as my writing gets extremely intensive from January through March, and school gets, well, pushed aside for the younger ones. My older child continues on independently for the most part. So, June through November are big school seasons for us - of course it's always nice when we finish school in the summer and head off to the pool with a feeling of accomplishment - it's a nice carrot for them as well! So, I'm off! The books are calling me - and the kids are covered in mud in the backyard. Alas! A typical homeschool day.

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