About

Learning Well is a site for intentional mamas, specifically homeschool moms, to become equipped, be inspired, and get encouraged for their days at home so they can LEARN WELL together with their children.
What started as a shot in the dark has become a hub for thousands of moms that just want to create beautiful childhoods for their precious kiddos.
But wait. Didn’t this start as a place for my mom to see pictures of my kids?
I hit “publish” for the first time in July of 2009 having no clue what I was doing on the internet.
But I did have this one strong desire–to write, to share, and to let people have a little peek into our lives. I have had such amazing mamas bless me with their knowledge, I wondered if there was a chance I could pass some of that on to other mamas.
Truly I had no idea there would be any “people” besides my mom, but I’m so glad you’re here–you too, Mom.

Hi, I’m Alicia

Never expecting to being a mother–especially not a homeschooling mother–I found myself in that exact spot early on in my adult life.
And as you may have guessed, it’s the best thing that ever happened to me.  As Louisa May Alcott says, “I am a great many things,” but mostly I am a mother.
On the pages of my web home, I share some bits and pieces of this walk.  I like it.  I’m glad you’re here.
I’m a maker of things:

At the very top of my list though is making my kids’ day–not with big and elaborate things (although that’s fun too), but with the little things that add up to a whole lot like evening bike rides, late night chats, morning stories, painting fingernails, folding the perfect paper airplanes, jumping on the trampoline, one-on-one trips to Target, and sandwiches cut like flowers.

I realized one day that being a homemaker isn’t just shuffling kids around from place to place and it isn’t anything to sneeze at, but homemaking is a big and important job that’s a privilege to call your occupation.

Homemaker encompasses all the things I love (minus a few things like cleaning the bathroom)–arranging my living room to create the perfect cozy spot for my family, cooking up a simple meal that fills our home with good smells, choosing the furniture our kids will read on, sleep on, and play on.  Pulling books off the shelves to create a unit study on Greece or spend hours just tinkering together. This one role melds all my interests and cords of creativity into this one amazing job of homeschool mama.

 

About this site

On these virtual pages of our story, you’ll get an earful and an eyeful of our daily adventures and our daily simplicities that appear not so grand, but add up to a lot.
You’ll peek into our homeschool days and see what works for us and what doesn’t. 
I’ll show you inside the walls of our home(s) as they have changed over the years since unlocking the door to this web space and how we’ve decided to create “home” in spite of what style it is.
This blog looks a lot different than it did when that clueless mom of three hit publish for the first time in 2009.  But now, after several blog remodels of new colors and fresh new looks, this mom of now four babies is starting to get the hang of it.
Blogs should be a web-based reflection of the writer, and I believe this space does that–it portrays us as a family.  The simplicity with the flair of color we all crave.
Here, you’ll read about the small things that mean a whole lot, the failures as we attempt things that sometimes don’t work, the good days and the not-so-good ones, and mostly the way we Learn Well with our kids. 
 I hope you’ll stick around and get to know us. Sign up below to get updates (and super fun freebies in your mailbox each month)!

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Thanks for the awesome mug and goodies from the mug swap! I wasn't sure of your email address, so am commenting here!
    Love your blog!
    Sincerely,
    Sue

  2. We are headed to Minneapolis tomorrow for a week! Hope you've gotten moved in to your new home. Can't wait to see what you do with the place. I love your decorating ideas. Do you have any ideas or know of anyone who could speak to homeschooling a child with special needs?

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