Hello! My name is Karen and my husband is the amazing Joe Spencer (author of For Zion and An Other Testament, and miles and miles of blog posts!). We have 5 bright and entertaining kids.
When our oldest was still pre-school age, we read a book by Jacque Ranciere called The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation. I was quite taken with the idea of pointing my kids to a lifetime of learning and exploration, so we gave it a shot. She’s now 12 and we’re still giving it a shot. :) We’re homeschooling the oldest 4 of our kids, with the youngest always playing and/or snacking nearby.
I like having a blog to record thoughts and insights. It’s handy to tag them and when I want to come back to that topic, I can click on the tag and see a collection of ideas. How much I’ve blogged at different times of my life has depended on the current status of my laptop, our internet connection, and the sleeping habits of our children. I haven’t done a lot lately but I’m hoping to get back to it.
My past blogging projects have included Beginnings New (a now dormant YW blog) and Dews From Heaven (a group study of scriptures on priesthood). I also participated in an online Mormon Theology Seminar on D&C 42, which culminated in a conference at Southern Virginia University. I’m currently restarting my blogging time at Feast Upon the Word Blog.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to hear what you’re thinking about too!