About Janne – My Story
(with just a wee bit of editing):
Once upon a time Today in a far away land, Tampa Bay, Florida, there
lived lives a fair maiden (ahem) 40-something-year-old beach bum, who spends her days cantering home educationing and taxi-ing any or all of her 10 children around the quaint countryside suburbia enjoying a life of peace and prosperity chaos, fingerprints, and lots of hugs, kisses, and refrigerator art.
Janne [jan]: -noun
1. a creative spelling of the name Jan (short for Janice)
2. That’s me!!!
Not exactly a fairy tale life, but I love living it!
I love all of my quirky kids (and all the craziness that goes with having a larger-than-average family). I love discovering and exploring new places and turning them into educational adventures.
I love Jesus. I love my granddaughter. I love my friends, my cat, warm sunny beaches, pink sunsets, and live theatre. I love fancy coffee, amusement parks, Disney, and French fries.
About this site:
jabberwocky [jab'-er-wok'-ee]: -noun
1. a playful imitation of language consisting of invented, meaningless words; nonsense; gibberish.
2. an example of writing or speech consisting of or containing meaningless words.
3. the online “jabbering” of a tired, spunky, quirky, opinionated, nature-loving, homeschooling, homebirthing, pro-life, vegetarian, conservative, Christian, sun & sand-loving mom of ten & grandmother of one.
Prior to the weblog movement, I kept a small web presence on our now defunct family site “LeHome”. I began my first blog, (which has evolved into this, Janne’s Jabberwocky) back in 2004 in order to capture all those crazy little “life moments” — the good and the bad, the ups and downs, the homeschooling moments, the field trips, the struggles with raising “spectrum” (autism spectrum disorder) children, the family memories…
The births of my ten children span 18 years, so I have the wonderful and somewhat unique privilege of having adult children (and now a grandchild!), while “starting over” again with a beautiful brown-eyed toddler.
Sometimes I’m a hyper-blogger. Other times my posts are sporadic; few and far between (it’s a personality thing). But this is me. Blogging about my “baby” (yes, I know she’s not technically a baby anymore – just let me live in denial), our homeschooling adventures, and the exciting places we visit and explore.
If you stick around awhile, you can expect to see such topics as:
homeschooling (been at it since 1997) and various learning themes, science projects,
children’s book studies, toddler activities, preschool activities, sensory bins, kids’ arts & crafts,
the beach, places we’ve been and field trips we’ve taken,
holiday related activities and traditions,
yummy (although not original; I don’t really cook) recipes,
children’s theatre, and of course, my occasional day-to-day jabberwocky