An Unknown Nomination

by Wendy on November 8, 2011

in blogging,homeschool

Somewhere out there, someone decided to nominate Unpaved Roads in the Homeschool Blog Awards for Best Blog Design. I don’t know who it was, but whoever you are, thank you. I’m honored and humbled that there’s something about this little blog of mine you felt was worthy enough to nominate.

I don’t share a lot about our homeschooling adventures here. It’s not because I don’t love it (I do!) or because it’s not a huge part of my life (it is!), it’s just not an area I’ve felt compelled to share too much about. When I look at the homeschool landscape across the vast area of the internet, there are so many resources, choices, voices, opinions…so many out there doing it longer, bolder, better…the “unschoolers” are loud and proud, the conventional homeschoolers are expert, the Christian homeschoolers are experiencing holiness every day…

Me? I don’t really fit into any of those categories. I’ll never be the super-mom, the scheduled-mom, the holy-mom, the funny-mom or the bold-mom. I’m the mom who can’t keep a schedule to save her life, the mom that takes weeks to find her lost car keys, the mom that always, always has late fees at the library despite the fact that you can renew them online…the mom that stays up too late, wakes up too early, drinks too much coffee, and perpetually feels (when I stop long enough to think about it) that everywhere else in the world, everyone else is doing it far better, far faster.

I’m just me, Wendy, still finding what works and what doesn’t for each of these amazing people I have the privilege of rearing, still learning as much (if not more) from them as they are from me. Our unpaved homeschool road is an uncategorized way to live and learn, and I’m good with that.

So yeah, I’m pretty shocked that anyone would nominate this blog for any kind of homeschool award, even for blog design. That in itself is a recognition I am humbly honored to receive. Thank you so much.

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Annie C. November 9, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Congratulations Wendy, that’s awesome!

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Anonymous November 9, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Thanks Annie!

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Suzanne Sholer November 8, 2011 at 9:59 am

Congrats @WendySlatt on your nomination for Best #Homeschool Blog Design 2011 I voted for your blog. Using the Disqus commenting system is a great way of creating community.I use it for my Omemee Pigeon eFlyer news blog too.

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Anonymous November 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Thanks Suzanne, that’s so sweet of you. :)

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Carol J. Alexander November 8, 2011 at 9:28 am

I didn’t nominate you, Wendy, but I wish I could say I did. (I didn’t nominate anyone.) I think we sound like sisters…except that I drink too much tea :) and I never lose my car keys.

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Anonymous November 8, 2011 at 12:59 pm

I’ve been known to enjoy a good cup of tea myself now and again. :) Oh, and the keys? Well…let’s just say some little boys can be extremely clever at finding hiding places, especially when they’re two years old. lol

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