Blog Party 2008

Ultimate Blog Party 2008
I just loved this idea, as I use blogging to “meet” other moms similar to myself. I have met so many great “friends” online and wanted to join in on the Ultimate Blog Party, hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom. So, if you’re a current reader, maybe you’ll learn something new about me in this post. If you’re visiting for the party, welcome and hope you’ll come back to visit!
My name is Carisa, I am a mom to 2 young boys, who are almost 6 and almost 2 :). Birthdays coming up in a month for both of them! I am married to a wonderful man, and just celebrated 9 years together last week!
This is my main blog, with the focus being homeschooling. I homeschool my 1st grader and now my tot. I plan to homeschool until God leads us in another direction. We use Calvert curriculum and lapbooks.
We are full time missionaries, living and serving in the heart of inner city America. We moved here from the suburban south 4 years ago and haven’t looked back. We live amidst crime, violence, drugs, and more, trying to bring hope to a hopeless community. Our church is located down the street from us and my husband works full time ministering to addicts. I used to be the children’s ministry leader, but now am taking a backseat to the leadership role as I nurture my own family. 

I host a blog carnival/meme here called “Tot School” where we gather together and share ideas for homeschooling our young ones (3 and under) I try to post on the weekend to recap our week together, you can see some of our Tot School posts here. If you have a tot at home that you are doing neat things with, I’d love for you to join us!
I am a member of Lapbook Lessons, a new site gathering homeschooling moms who use lapbooks as a part of their schooling. This is a great place to find other homeschoolers!

I welcome you back to my blog anytime! You might find some new lapbooks, tot-school ideas, organizing ideas, and links to other great places on the web! Thanks for visiting!


  • Maria

    hola!! i am also a homeschooling mommy! i have 3 boy, 5,3,nb!! what a wonderful thing your family does!! GOD BLESS YOU!

    i hope you come visit my little party!! take care and GOD BLESS!

    love,
    maria
    http://www.blessingsinmylife.blogspot.com

  • Maria

    hola!! i am also a homeschooling mommy! i have 3 boy, 5,3,nb!! what a wonderful thing your family does!! GOD BLESS YOU!

    i hope you come visit my little party!! take care and GOD BLESS!

    love,
    maria
    http://www.blessingsinmylife.blogspot.com

  • Diana Evans

    Happy Ultimate Blog Party!!!

    Your family is lovely…and God Bless!!

    Nice to meet you…Pop by my party for some fun and treats…and I have a Contest for a free give away!!!

    Cheers,
    Diana

  • Diana Evans

    Happy Ultimate Blog Party!!!

    Your family is lovely…and God Bless!!

    Nice to meet you…Pop by my party for some fun and treats…and I have a Contest for a free give away!!!

    Cheers,
    Diana

  • BrineS

    I’m inviting you to party with me!

    Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I…we blog about CHOCOLATE…me from Australia…and her from Michigan. Here’s the link: http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

    What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie…and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

    Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here’s the link:
    http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

    Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here’s the link:
    http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/

    Happy Partying!

  • BrineS

    I’m inviting you to party with me!

    Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I…we blog about CHOCOLATE…me from Australia…and her from Michigan. Here’s the link: http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

    What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie…and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

    Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here’s the link:
    http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

    Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here’s the link:
    http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/

    Happy Partying!

  • Toby Parsons

    What a wonderful family you have. God bless you too for homeschooling. Many blessings in your ministry.

    My web-site gift is # 150 on the gift prize list at 5 Minutes for Mom. You ‘may’ be interested in that one. :)

    Stop by my party if you have the chance. :)

  • Toby Parsons

    What a wonderful family you have. God bless you too for homeschooling. Many blessings in your ministry.

    My web-site gift is # 150 on the gift prize list at 5 Minutes for Mom. You ‘may’ be interested in that one. :)

    Stop by my party if you have the chance. :)

  • Shannan Powell

    What an inspiring and beautiful family you have!

    Hope you enjoy the blog party!

    God Bless,

    Shannan

  • Shannan Powell

    What an inspiring and beautiful family you have!

    Hope you enjoy the blog party!

    God Bless,

    Shannan

  • Laura

    Carisa,

    I’ve enjoyed your blog for a few weeks now … we have 4 kiddos we are homeschooling (7,4,20 months & 11 months). The idea of Tot School is one that I hope to incorporate in the fall for our 2 wee ones.

    We are a foster/adoptive family in Texas. God is good!

    Your ministry/church is really exciting. I’d love to hear more about how God called you to this great task.

    Blessings to you,
    Laura

    http://worldourclassroom.blogspot.com

  • Laura

    Carisa,

    I’ve enjoyed your blog for a few weeks now … we have 4 kiddos we are homeschooling (7,4,20 months & 11 months). The idea of Tot School is one that I hope to incorporate in the fall for our 2 wee ones.

    We are a foster/adoptive family in Texas. God is good!

    Your ministry/church is really exciting. I’d love to hear more about how God called you to this great task.

    Blessings to you,
    Laura

    http://worldourclassroom.blogspot.com

  • Eleisia

    Your family pictures are beautiful!
    Blessings to you and your husband with your ministry and homeschooling your precious children.

    Stop by to visit my party.

  • Eleisia

    Your family pictures are beautiful!
    Blessings to you and your husband with your ministry and homeschooling your precious children.

    Stop by to visit my party.

  • Fliss and Mike Adventures

    Just dropping in to say hi… just part of this ‘crazy’ party… my hubby and I don’t have kids yet but in the middle of a ‘LONG’ adoption from China… I hope life is treating you well… take care, party hearty and don’t be a stranger come visit the mad American and crazy Aussie Expat…

  • Fliss and Mike Adventures

    Just dropping in to say hi… just part of this ‘crazy’ party… my hubby and I don’t have kids yet but in the middle of a ‘LONG’ adoption from China… I hope life is treating you well… take care, party hearty and don’t be a stranger come visit the mad American and crazy Aussie Expat…

  • Tracy

    Nice family and Nice Blog!
    http://aworkoftheheart.wordpress.com

  • Tracy

    Nice family and Nice Blog!
    http://aworkoftheheart.wordpress.com

  • Storm

    God bless your family in your work and daily life. Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!

  • Storm

    God bless your family in your work and daily life. Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!

  • EEEEMommy

    What an awesome ministry, both to your own kids, and to the community!

    Grace and Peace,
    Angel

  • EEEEMommy

    What an awesome ministry, both to your own kids, and to the community!

    Grace and Peace,
    Angel

  • MrsMomma

    Carisa, I enjoyed reading your party post! Thanks for sharing about yourself & family!

    Blessings,
    Heather

  • MrsMomma

    Carisa, I enjoyed reading your party post! Thanks for sharing about yourself & family!

    Blessings,
    Heather

  • Sheila

    HI Carisa it’s me so you at the blog party so I just had to come and say hello!

    BIG Hugs,
    Sheila

  • Sheila

    HI Carisa it’s me so you at the blog party so I just had to come and say hello!

    BIG Hugs,
    Sheila