Meet Caleb #imawsome

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Hiiiiiiiiiiiiii my name is Caleb and i love to draw, dance play video games and play with legos. My favorite  animal is a jellyfish and if the jellyfish was eating a potato even better! Oh, hang on, with a septic eye sam on his head that would be awesome!

I have 2 little sisters, 11 chickens, 1 dog, 3 bunnies and 1 cat. My favorite you Tubers are jacksepticeye, Markiplier, mathias and team edge they are awesome I even have a septic eyes am plushy from jacksepticyes merchandise (0_o)

When I grow up I want to be I don’t know and I want to visit Yankee Stadium, Disney World, Ireland, Warner Bros. Studios and Universal Studios.

I am also exited for home schooling. I’m not nervous for home schooling.  I wanted to do it because its hard to sit there all day and I don’t like homework its ewwwwww.. PS I’m 11.

 

 

Meet The Mom

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I thought it would be a good exercise to give everybody a chance to introduce themselves to you all. The kids are excited to share with you!   

As you can see, there are not many photos that exist of only me. I love to explore new things. Until my oldest, Caleb, was born I worked as an EMT in Massachusetts. Later on I pursued a degree in Deaf Studies from Quinsigamond Community College. I don’t get much opportunity to use my ASL skills and as a consequence my skills are very rusty. I have a certificate in Photography from Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts and also spend some time at the New England Institute of Art. In the last few years I have also learned how to can food safely, sew, crochet and knit (but I dropped knitting as soon as I got the hang of crochet) and beading. I also make many of our household cleaners and shower products.

I love being a stay-at-home mom and exploring the world with my family. We’ve been through a lot in the last few years learning how to deal with food allergies, lead poisoning, Lyme Disease, mold toxicity and the physical, mental and emotional effects all of these things, especially when occurring in such a short amount of time, have on people.

I’m also love animals and nature. We currently have a cat and a dog as well as 3 bunnies (at 1 point we had 35!) and chickens.

I want to teach my kids by living life. I, myself, am a hands on learner. I learn by doing and experiencing. I want to teach them what they need to know to be successful adults in whatever dreams they want to pursue. Not only academically but with real life skills. I feel like there are too many adults and soon to be adults entering the world not having basic life skills necessary to function in day to day life. I feel like the decision to homeschool my children will make this possible and as a family we can achieve amazing things.

My dream is to spend a year or 2 (or more?) traveling the country (I’d love to say the world but flying terrifies me!) I’ll have to work on that one) and learning on the road. I want my kids to not just read about amazing places in books and see them on TV, I want them to experience these wonders and really appreciate them.

If When we are lucky enough to make this a reality there may come a time when we decide, you know what? We want to settle down. I feel like we’d have a better understand of the country and really know where a comfortable spot for us to live would be, because we’ll have been there.

We’d like to buy a nice plot of land ( I can see it in my mind) acres upon acres (maybe 20 acres?) With a view of the mountains and a pond where we can explore. We want to learn to live sustainably, grow our own food and raise animals (I’m having trouble with the meat thing, I love to eat meat, but I don’t know how I’d handle raising my dinner, I tend to get attached). We love the idea of off grid living in a small house and collecting memories, not things. I want to teach my kids that things are just that, things. People and experiences are more important than material possessions).

I dream of a rescue for livestock where they can be safe and happy. Living off the land, growing our own food (well, most of it anyway) and appreciating the little things in life.

Hiccups and happy moments

It’s been a while since my last post. There have been some good and some bad developments. We are STILL not back into our house. My husband is working hard to finished the work and get every inch of the house wiped down so it can be inspected and we can move our family back in while we try to sell it. For now we are still invading my husbands uncles house but we’re doing well and our dog is even getting along relatively well with his 14 year old dog. We were worried because we weren’t sure how his dog would react but after a little bit he settled down and accepted our dog as an acceptable house guest. 

We have had to accept an unwelcome reality that there is no way we can sell our house for enough to make it possible to get the help of a real estate agent. We will be lucky if we sell for what we owe, making it impossible to pay an agent so have to attempt to sell it on our own. 
On the plus side, I managed to get a JOB! I thought this was going to be the hard part but I found a job within a week of the beginning I my search. SO many applications I filled out and I got ONE call for an interview, but one was all it took. It’s not as many hours as I had hoped (yet) or as much as I was hoping for hourly but it’s a job, a decent job at that and it’s a step in the right direction. In order to succeed I’ll still have to find a way to supplement that to make up the difference. 
My husband says there’s no way this can happen in a year and wants to drag his feet in a house we can’t afford for another 2-5 years (don’t ask me how hat is supposed to work). This is possible and I WILL make it happen. 
My next post will probably be a video tour of our newly detoxified house. My husband tells me it looks FANTASTIC and I’m sure it does, but it unfortunately doesn’t negate the fact that we cannot afford to live in it and it’s time to move on. 
Oh! PS: I don’t have a computer at the moment so if any comments happen to have been left on any of my posts, I’m not sure I’d be able to find out.. So I’m not ignoring, just ignorant lol