Friday, October 22, 2010

news and such

So I've got some fun news.

Simple Homeschool asked for some guest post submissions back in July, and I sent off a couple that I thought might fit their site. Then I forgot I'd sent them and life went on.

Then a couple of days ago, I got an email from Jamie, the editor, saying they'd like to publish my post on Socialisation. How cool is that?! And it's on the site right now—I'm officially a guest blogger!

I think the site is a great, supportive resource—full of information, inspiration, and how-tos. It's definitely worth checking out.

The regular writers have their own lovely blogs too. One writer is on my blog list already, Amida from Journey Into Unschooling. She's definitely worth checking out, too!

Just you wait: I'll thrill everyone with my awesomeness and insight and all the homeschool sites will say, "Oh, Helena, please please come and post with us regularly and share your wisdom," and I'll say, "Must I?" and they'll all say, "Oh, you must!" and I'll say, "Well…if you insist!"

And then I will skyrocket into fame and fortune until finally my picture will grace the cover of Time magazine, with the headline: Helena. Wise. Awesome. And ever so Humble.

At least they'll be right about my name!


  1. ::blowing trumpets:: ::applause::
    When you get to that place of recognition, with paparazzi at every turn, please don't forget us, the little people, who knew you when.

    Congrats Helena, it was a wonderful article! Happy weekend.

  2. Hi Helena,
    I got here via your guest post (which I 100% agreed with) and have enjoyed your take on home-education in the wee bit that I have read in your blog.
    Many thanks for sharing!

  3. Hi Helen!
    I popped over from Simple Home-school via your post on Socialization... We've been homeschooling for ten years and we have a similar approach...Live Learn Create and Grow is out homeschooling mantra!
    I enjoyed your article immensely... there is a much bigger life outside of school than anyone who doesn't home school could ever possible imagine! Aren't we lucky? Pop over sometime for a visit!( quick, before you get famous)!
    Happy Creative Homeschooling!

  4. And RICH! Rich beyond your wildest dreams, with people coming from far and wide to drink in your wisdom and offer you book deals...

    Just don't forget us little people who loved you from the beginning, k?

    Congratulations, I am off to read it right now!

  5. Yes, I've got my sunglasses on right now, just in case the paparazzi knock on the door—don't want to be blinded by all the camera flashes!

    Thank you so much for your comments. It is lovely, sharing thoughts with my community, my community of home learners, and thinkers, and freedom riders, and getting such positive responses back! I feel so lucky.

  6. It was a great post! Congrats on guest blogging. You're encouraging me to try it. Especially with such a guarantee of fame and fortune in the offing! :-)

  7. Oh NO! Helena you're going to be a homeschooling celeb! Enjoy :)


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