{Best Blog} The Usual Mayhem

This week's pick for our  best blog  feature is  The Usual Mayhem.

We are featuring an interview with Erin  today and rounding up some of our favorite The Usual Mayhem  posts this afternoon. Kids Activities Blog is so excited about our best blog series.  We are hoping to introduce you to some sites you won't want to miss!

The Usual Mayhem

Best Blog

The Usual Mayhem  is a blog that is bursting full of  life, kids, homeschool and chaos.

The Usual Mayhem

We are interviewing Erin  today to find out about the mom behind The Usual Mayhem.

Why did you begin blogging?

About 3 years ago I casually started blogging. Now over the past year I blog more and more on life, kids and homeschooling.

What do you hope to inspire in the parents who read your blog?

I’d like my readers to see that parenting and homeschooling isn’t always perfect. Through my blog post, I want them to see that our children are often capable of a lot more than we give them credit for. I want to instill a love of and respect for nature in all seasons.

What is it like to live in your home?

I have three children.

K, my oldest son, is 20, a little shy, and was homeschooled from age 12 onwards. He is my right hand, a gentle giant, and a total kid magnet. He’s a hands-on learner. He graduated but is still voluntarily doing some courses. He’s his own worst critic and never gives himself the credit he deserves for the hard work he puts in.

My daughter is 12 going on 30. She is beautiful, confident, and very logical. She teaches herself more in her spare time than I could teach her in a lifetime. She is always the first one to offer help. She is also, emotionally, a typical tween and can roll her eyes until I think they’ll shake loose.

My youngest, D, is 5. He’s a human canonball, fearless and very funny. He and K come as a team and have since the day he was born. He learns things by osmosis, as far as we can tell, and resists most formal education.

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What are your kids favorite activities?

We hike. We go almost every day, anywhere we are and in all weather conditions because as a group we are a very high energy bunch! We love that even if we go to the same 3 or 4 places, it’s never the same twice and we learn so much while we wander.

What is important to YOU as a blogger?

Check out The Usual Mahem’s Top 10 reasons Why Homeschooling is better than Private School to get the gist of why she homeschools.

What is your advice to readers?

Just get outside! That alone will improve your day by 100%.

More  The Usual Mayhem

You can catch Erin and family on her blog  and on  FB, as @theusualmayhem on Twitter  and on  Pinterest.

Thanks so much Erin for sharing your love of nature, family and homeschooling with us today! We can’t wait to follow more of the journey’s  on your blog.

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  1. Great series! Thanks for introducing me to The Usual Mayhem! It’s so fun to add new blogs to my reading list. Thanks for spotlighting them!

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