The following are a few notes of explanation regarding where I "go to class," and the reason for the blog.
Back in the summer of 2008 I was job-hunting without a clue what I wanted to do. My only goal in life is to be a stay-at-home mom of as many kids as God will grant me; therefore, at the time, I had no great career aspirations. Unfortunately, I also had no potential partner in my homemaking venture, thereby making the job a necessity. I knew that I wanted a job that would challenge me, keep me active, let me go outside every now and then, and teach me something useful for future life.
For months I thought, searched, pondered, complained, griped, and, yes, prayed. Then one night it hit me: "Duh! Get a job as a nanny!" So I did a Google search for positions in my hometown and came up with zilch; but I did manage to find Great Au Pair and decided that it was worth a shot. Within weeks I had a job offer and was on my way to live with a family of complete strangers. But I trusted God to know what He was doing, and He didn't let me down.
My first position only lasted three months (no, I didn't get fired! the position was temporary); but it was an awesome three months, I learned a lot about how to interact with small children and those complete strangers turned into really good friends.
I'm now on my fourth position - the first two were found through the website, both live-in; the second two were found through friends, both live-out. I've continued to be challenged, kept active, allowed outside to play, and I've definitely continued to learn. But I love my job and wouldn't change my life right now for anything. God still knows what He's doing and I still trust Him.
Now, the blog was started because I ran out of ideas for my other blog, and my two best friends began prodding me to post something after half a year of no new entries. An idea was born, but it grew at an alarming rate and soon was too big for the existing blog; thus, Kiddos 101.
I hope that you enjoy your visit to our class, and maybe even decide to sign up for a semester or more. I'm told that the full 20 year program is well worth the cost, and that it'll be over before you know it.