Welcome to Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers! I’m Kris Bales, a Christian wife and mother, and a sweet-tea-drinking Southern girl who was born and raised in Georgia. Yes, I have an accent. And, I’m short.
I’ve been married to my amazingly supportive, long-suffering (because, y’all, I am not particularly easy to live with) husband, Brian for more than half my life – since 1991. Together we have three weird, unsocialized homeschooled kids: Brianna (1995), Josh (1999), and Megan (2001), who is my mini-me. See? Even Facebook thinks so.
Our household is completed by four dogs (Penny, Peanut, Belle, and Ada) and seven – yes, seven – insanely spoiled cats (Lily, Luna, Chloe, Sassy, Oliver, Layla, and Johnnie). I’m giving crazy cat lady status a go.
I also write for Simple Homeschool, and I’ve finally started working on my “someday” book.
In May 2014, we graduated our first child, Brianna, who had homeschooled since 2002.
Class of 2014
In May 2018, we graduated our second, Josh, who has always homeschooled.
Class of 2018
Class of 2020
I’ve homeschooled our kids for more than a decade now, and I don’t really think they’re weird or unsocialized. (Well, maybe a little bit weird, but that’s more because they have me for a mom than the fact that they’re homeschoolers.) I just like mocking the stereotypes. It’s just how my warped sense of humor works.
You’ll see a lot of that warped sense of humor in my top posts. Apparently, y’all have a warped sense of humor, too, because you seem to love those quirky posts.
I’ve got a serious side, which sometimes pokes its head out when I’m sharing my faith, homeschooling tips, resources, and encouragement. My goal is to be real and to write about the good, the bad, and the ugly of homeschooling. I love homeschooling my kids, and I wouldn’t trade this life for anything, but it’s not all rainbows and unicorns, and I won’t try to convince you otherwise.
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