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Indiana Blogs: Wonderfully Chaotic

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Indiana Blogs: Wonderfully Chaotic

Indiana Blogs: Wonderfully Chaotic

Wonderfully chaotic is an Indiana blog that reveals the life of this young family.

Since 2009, this personal blog has followed all along their journey: marriage, kids, homeschool, faith–and blogs it all.

Take a peek into the life of a Hoosier that is Wonderfully Chaotic.

Indiana Blogs: Wonderfully Chaotic

Why did you start Wonderfully Chaotic?
I started blogging in 2004 as a way to keep family and friends updated on my life, and then on my children. At Wonderfully Chaotic I first began blogging just about my kids and parenting.

Since then it’s expanded quite a bit – I’ve blogged about our homeschooling journey from the very beginning, I write about marriage, faith, and a bunch of other topics. I also host giveaways and write reviews of products. Oh, and I still write about our family – a lot!

What about that name? Why Wonderfully Chaotic?
As I said, I’ve been blogging for awhile but in 2009 I made my permanent home at Wonderfully Chaotic. I’d been blogging some place else but didn’t feel like that blog really captured what I was writing about.

My hubby and I mulled it over for awhile and eventually decided “Wonderfully Chaotic” suited our life and family pretty well.

What are three of your most favorite posts?

What keeps you ready and raring to post? Why do you blog?
I love writing and sharing my thoughts with others. I blog to do just that – connect with other moms and maybe even help them. I also like having a record of things we’ve been doing and good (or bad!) times we’ve shared.

Is there anything about homeschooling that has surprised you and your family?
The schedule homeschooling allows you to have is so family friendly – you can schedule your subjects around whatever is going on in your life at the time. When I was pregnant, we added in a weekly lesson about baby growth and development.

Any holiday gets its own unit study added to our regular schedule. And I’ve also noticed that the learning never seems to stop, even when we’re “off the clock” so to speak. The kids are always asking questions, exploring, and wanting to know more about the things in our everyday lives.

What does a typical day look like?  
It varies, depending on what we have going on but usually we start our day off slowly – we are not morning people, haha. We get some chores done & out of the way before school and eat breakfast together.

We start working on our different subjects in the living room (our homeschool nook is in there) or sometimes outside if it’s nice. My oldest is going into second grade, my middle child is preschool age, and my youngest is a baby so it requires a bit of juggling sometimes and we do end up taking the occasional break for diaper changes or snacks.

We work through our subjects (Science, Math, Reading, etc.) and then have lunch. Afternoons are spent on school projects and naps. (Myself included sometimes!) Other days we spend the afternoon at the park with our homeschool co-op group or with friends. Evenings are spent doing the rest of our chores, playing, having dinner and baths.

My younger ones go to bed first and then I usually do a read-aloud book with my oldest son – we’re going through the Little House on the Prairie books now. After I get all the kiddos to bed, I usually get on the computer for awhile and/or dive into a book before I collapse…I mean, go to bed.

I saw you are an avid reader: what are your five favorite books of all time?

1. The Bible
2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
3. Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth
4. The Chronicles of Narnia
5. Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit

I cheated a little since some are part of a series…oh well.

Is there anything else that you would like little Indiana readers to know about you or your blog?
Feel free to stop by my blog to say hello and leave a link to your blog – I’ll come by and visit you too! Thanks for reading, and for having me here!

Life, Lived

Anyone else a huge fan of those Little House on the Prairie books? That would be a good one to read to Kid #1. Thanks to Shay for popping over to Little Indiana today.

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By |2016-03-22T22:11:17+00:00July 28th, 2013|Indiana Bloggers, Little Towns|2 Comments

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  1. Jessica Nunemaker July 30, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Thank you for your time! 🙂

  2. Shay July 30, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Thanks so much for the feature! 🙂

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