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!