March 31, 2019 at 12:36 pm #3308
Hi, y’all! This is me dipping my toes into forumland! I suspect this is a kinder place on the internet than most, and for that I am thankful. My husband (Jordan), 3-year-old whirlwind of a son (Haddon), delectable piece of work 7-month-old (Kev), and I (permanently tired but grateful mama) hail from Starkville, Mississippi. Our town is home to one of our state universities; it is small compared to anything remotely metropolitan…the closest Target is an hour away, but we have premium coffee aplenty. It’s abuzz when sporting events are going on, and our town hosts several cool events and festivals. I’m a SAHM, and I enjoy strolling my boys on campus and hitting up storytime hour and 929 for Mama’s latte fix and my preschooler’s beloved bee biscuit and chocolate milk! Much of MS’s caricaturish reputation as behind-the-times can be true at times, but this is where we call home. It’s all I’ve ever known, and I am thankful for the familiar faces and diversity alike that my sons are exposed to. I am of the firm belief that the Lord plants us with purpose, and while we have the freedom to change where we live, we land nowhere by accident. While this season of my life with littles can feel isolating and all-consuming, I remain convicted toward pouring love and intention into others however I am able. My little neck of the woods makes that pretty easy. :) So glad to be “here” with you.March 31, 2019 at 9:03 pm #3310
Thanks for sharing, Caroline! We are about to move to Alabama, near Mobile. Giving a shout to see if anyone else here is in that area.March 31, 2019 at 10:43 pm #3315
Beth, I know a few folks in Mobile! I can get some good recommendations for food, coffee, things to do, etc. for you if you’d like! Cool area! :)April 13, 2019 at 5:31 pm #3906
Yes, Caroline! That would be great! We’re on the Eastern Shore right across the bay. Thank you so much!June 5, 2019 at 9:30 pm #5710
Beth Ann I grew up in Daphne!!! I know quite a few homeschooling families there, most with older kids. It is SUCH a lovely place to raise a family. My in laws are still there so we make it back from time to time. Let me know if I can help you make connections in any way!July 27, 2019 at 8:19 pm #7247
Sarah! That’s amazing! Sorry for just seeing this now. Yes, I’d love to be connected with other families in the area that you know. And of course, would love to connect with you whenever you’re back in the area!September 23, 2019 at 1:14 pm #9020
Hello! I am Erin – wife to an agriculture man and mom to a 4-yr-old boy and 2-yr-old girl. We live in Arkansas and, luckily, I know a few people here who home-school, but none that use Other Goose yet.
We don’t home-school at this age, but it’s something we consider for next year. At the moment, our son attends a private pre-school two days per week just to help him out of a pretty hardcore shell. He’s dealt with anxiety since birth, specifically social and detachment, so pre-school has proved to be a huge blessing for him and us. He is a different kid after just one year of preschool, and I credit most of that to the wonderful school we found. All the same, home-school is still a very real possibility as he begins kindergarten next year and our youngest will be old enough for preschool.
In the meantime, Other Goose is such a fun way for us to try new things on the days when we’re all home together. It feels like a good trial run for home-school. Is anyone else debating which way to educate your children or do you use a mix of things?September 23, 2019 at 6:52 pm #9041Hannah lacyParticipant
Hi Caroline, Welcome! :)
I am also a mother to two boys, Elijah (4 but recently turned 5 year old) and Ezekiel (almost 2-year-old). I am also a SAHM but currently going to school full time online too. I fully believe God directs our steps! We are originally from a major city in TX but relocated to a small town several years ago and it is exactly where we needed to be. We love the library, park, walking trails, local coffee shops, and farmers market! My son is not in an “official grade” yet because he didn’t turn 5 until after the first day of school. I’ve never called what we do homeschooling, I guess I would say we do “at home learning” or “otherschooling”. My oldest actually does pre-k just two days a week for a few hours so I can try to study with just our youngest. But I love other goose for intentional connecting and learning with my boys at home! We havent fully decided what to do about kindergarten yet either so we are just testing the waters right now also :)September 25, 2019 at 9:53 am #9088Megan ClarkParticipant
Caroline, we’re in Oxford, but my husband and I lived in Starkville for a few years. In fact, our oldest was born there!January 2, 2020 at 4:40 pm #11045
Destin, Florida, here! But grew up in Fort Payne, Alabama. I’ve got a 3 year old daughter and a 9-month old son. I work 4 days a week (2 full days, 2 short days), so I try to fit in the lessons with my daughter in the evenings or on the weekends. She goes to preschool a few days a week and stays with my sitter a couple days a week, but I love using Other Goose to provide some activities we can do together in our downtime. I’d love to homeschool but I’m not sure how it would work logistically with both parents working outside the home.March 16, 2020 at 7:53 am #23089
Hi! We just joined with school being out for at least a month and needing some kind of structure with my 4 Little’s (6,5,2 and 2 months). I have never had any inclination for homeschool but am trying to embrace the concept. I really like this program from what I’ve seen so far bc it allows us to be screen limited as we add in teaching concepts and incorporate social skills which my oldest son struggles with.
Callin Baton Rouge,
KatieApril 6, 2020 at 11:50 am #41617
Hey y’all! Central Texas mama here! We are a military family located currently near Austin, TX!
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