Wow – my 100th post. It’s really amazing to reach this point. When TV shows reach their 100th episode, they have a big celebration, so I’m doing the party dance in my head as I write.
For those of you who are regular visitors to the blog, I’m sure you’ve noticed that there are quite a few changes around here. It’s not completely finished yet, but I’m definitely liking the design more already. And, for those of you who are subscribed, I have to apologize if you received any duplicate messages or any other such craziness.
This is my first official post in my new home where everything goes to the same place, and I couldn’t be happier – not to mention, it’s pretty cool for it to happen for the 100th post. I couldn’t have planned it better if I had tried.You can now reach the home page directly through http://www.homeschoolingunscripted.com. If you are getting a warning message from Blogger, you just need to clear your cache, and that should take care of the problem.
So what was I writing about 100 posts ago? My very first post was about the best laid plans.
Today I spent about 2 hours, without the kids, at the library collecting books to read about Colonial and Renaissance history for the next few weeks. I try to read these books together so that we get the benefit of discussion during the “lesson.” However, my daughter noticed that we had new books before she went to bed, and the next thing I know, she has grabbed half of the “history books” to read in bed. Not wanting to discourage her interest in the subject, I figured that it was better to let her go ahead and read them, and I will cover the material with my son later.
I just love that there is no cajoling or arm twisting to get her excited to learn the material. How awesome is that?!?
So, not a lot has really changed. Just older kids and harder material. Oh, yes – and no more reading after bedtime because of the seizure that Rex experienced last summer.
And, for those who are new (or haven’t visited in a while), what did the design look like? Thanks to Rachel at Finding Joy and her project You and Your Blog, I can show you.
For those of you who are interested in how I migrated my blog from Blogger to self hosted WordPress in only 3 hours (not including finding and tweaking a theme), I found The New Ultimate Guide to Migrating from Blogger to WordPress from MamaBlogga that made the process so incredibly easy that the hardest part truly was finding a theme that I liked. (This one is called Chip Life.) Also, Connie from The Daisy Head gave me a heads up that having drafts in Blogger will mess up the import because WP will only import the total number of posts that you have published, so deleting drafts before making the move made everything so much easier!
Thank you so much for being part of the community here at Homeschooling Unscripted. Where are we headed for the next 100 posts? Let me know what you would like to hear more about in the comments, and I’ll do my best. (Subscribers, Don’t you like how easy it is to get to the comments form? I learned that little trick from Better Blogging with Bon at the Post.)