Big News for Tales of a Homeschool Family Blog!

Almost 2 years ago, I laid down the crazy lifestyle of Homeschool Circus and moved to this present domain.  Along with that move, I stopped doing an abundance of reviews.


Eventhough I didn't want to continue with a heavy focus on reviews, I did like the number of visitors to my blog. My desire and effort was to keep writing and growing with a light sprinkling of reviews.


Here's what I learned about the homeschool blogging world!


The homeschool blogging community is definitely different now versus when I first started.  It's very competitive with "everybody" writing about everything....everyday!


Many successful homeschool bloggers offer downloads and printables to their visitors.  I think that's great - if you've got something that someone wants...but, honestly, I couldn't see myself offering another piece of paper as a gift.


As someone who deals DAILY with an overabundance of paper, I care for my readers too much to add to their paper burden.  (However, if you must have another piece of paper to add to your collection, I will gladly give up some of mine!)


Big New from Tales of a Homeschool Family


In trying to model Tales of a Homeschool Family after bigger and more successful blogs, I patterned my habits after what worked for them.  I pinned, I posted, I tweeted, I shared, I courted companies for advertising.


In the end my efforts amounted to unfulfilled revenue promises, an overload of stress and feeling like I was totally missing the boat.


Taking some time away during a mini-Guest Post series, I finally came up with the answer.  It was the realization that if I was going to continue blogging, I was going to do what I love and feel most comfortable doing.


With that revelation, I knew I had to work within my strengths.  And that comes down to doing reviews.  I love reviewing curricula, period!


So, after more than 2 years I am excited to announce that I am returning as a member of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew!


Stay tuned for upcoming reviews - it's going to be a GREAT ride!  And, THAT I can guarantee!


  1. Yay, welcome back to the crew!
    I was on the crew for 2013, took a break for 2014, and am back for 2015!
    It's such a blessing and helps me grow as a homeschool teacher and blogger!

  2. Welcome back! I am glad that you have found what you truly want your blogging experience to be. I look forward to reading you reviews as well as the everyday posts.

  3. Wonderful news. I have gone through a similar heartfelt talk with myself and came to the same conclusion so. . .shhhh. . . don't tell anyone yet, but I'm probably returning to the crew as well!