Welcome and Giveaway

Welcome to The Garden School Journal! We’re so glad to have you.

It’s hard being a parent. Harder still to be both parent and teacher. But hardest of all is feeling like you’re alone.

That’s why this blog exists. We believe in you and your right to teach your child in the way you choose-whether that means through homeschooling, private school, or otherwise. But we also know it can be a lonely calling. We know, because we’ve been there.

We wanted to create a place where you as a parent could be equipped, encouraged, and empowered. But we also wanted to create a community of parents who came alongside each other, regardless of age or experience.

We envisioned a place where older moms gave advice to new moms just starting out-a place where triumphs were celebrated, teachers refreshed, and ideas exchanged.

That’s why we’re here. To help support you. To share with you. But most of all, we’re here because we believe in you.

Join us every Friday for new posts, practical tips, and encouragement from parents just like you, and please make yourself at home. You can visit our “Resources” page to view books and websites we’ve found helpful, check out our blogroll to see blogs we’ve enjoyed reading, or mosey on over to “The Writers” page to find out more about us. Or just stick around and say hello! Either way, we’d love to have you.

To make sure you don’t miss any of our posts in the future, you can click on the “Follow” button in the top right hand corner.

But now, for some fun news!

To celebrate the launch of this blog, we are giving away one free copy of Ann Voskamp’s book, One Thousand Gifts!*

Ann is a homeschooling mom of six, and you can read more about her book here: http://www.amazon.com/One-Thousand-Gifts-Fully-Right/dp/0310321913/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357265547&sr=1-1&keywords=one+thousand+gifts

Interested in entering? Here’s the details:

  • Share the link to this blog address through either Facebook, Twitter, or in an e-mail, and help us spread the word
  • Leave a comment here on the blog letting us know where you shared the link, and be entered to win!

Thank you so much for visiting, and stop by again this coming Thursday, January 10, when we draw a name and announce the winner.

We look forward to getting to know you, and we’ll see you then!

*Giveaway open only to U.S. citizens. Garden School writers are not eligible.


10 comments on “Welcome and Giveaway

  1. angel naivalu says:

    I’m so excited! I shared your link via emails to moms who homeschool!

    • Thank you so much for sharing in our excitement and supporting us, Angel! We’re in it for moms like you, so we’re so glad to have you! 😀 We can’t wait to get to know you better! You are hereby entered into the giveaway. 😉 Check back this coming Thursday to see if you’ve won!

  2. dabneyland says:

    I can’t wait to read future posts. I’ll pass on the word on FB.

  3. Very welcoming post. I like the idea of building community to be equipped, encouraged and empowered. Looking forward to future posts. Well done, Lizzie.

    • Thanks a ton for your sweet encouragement, Carmen! We like the idea too. 😉 And thank you-it’s definitely a group project though! Everyone is bringing their own unique time and talents.

      I saw your post on Facebook, so you’re now entered to win! Thanks again for your support, and make sure to check back Thursday!

  4. Chantal Howard says:

    Just posted to facebook. Thank you for establishing this special exchange of ideas and inspirations. I look forward to following it regularly.

  5. TexasCeCe says:

    I am new to homeschooling so of course I will share! I am homeschooling one out of my 5 kids. Thank you so much for your blog!

    • Welcome, CeCe! We’re so happy to have you. We know you’ll find a community of parents ready to support and encourage you! We’ve all been new at homeschooling at one point.

      Thank you so much for sharing-you’ve been entered!

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