15 March 2021

Where Did I Go? seems like after years and years of faithful blogging, I ought to offer an explanation as to my total disappearance from the 'map' of The Random Writings of Rachel. 

I've always written on this blog because I loved writing. In June this past year, I got offered a contract to write homeschool curriculum....a LOT of homeschool curriculum. Suddenly I found myself waking up in the wee hours to write, squeezing writing in in all the nooks and crannies and naptimes of life...and there was no space for The Random Writings anymore.

Some of you know I've been making Youtube videos, too, some of you know I've fallen head-over-heels in love with this homeschool world all over again. It was a part of my life all as I was growing up, and I guess I could never leave it behind. Instead, I've jumped in with both feet.

The end of my writing contract left me with an itch to write and create my own curriculums and resources, resources that reflect my ideas about education and that support families who are pursuing bilingualism. I roped the talents of my many siblings into this idea, and "Where'd You Learn That?" was born.

It's a tiny, baby thing right now. It's me writing at 5 a.m. and Angel translating my lessons and my artist sister drawing illustrations and my graphic design brother and sister making designs and my teenage sister taking product photos. It's a tiny, beautiful dream that's coming true. This is the website: and you can head there and download free samples of my curriculums if you want to see more. In the meantime, you can look at these pretty photos.

So that's where I've been, still writing, but somehow, surprisingly, finding my passion and my voice in homeschool and preschool and curriculum. I'm diving into using the Spanish-language lessons with Cyrus and I'm nervous but I'm excited for the adventure in bilingual homeschooling.

rooth said...

Isn't it mind boggling to wonder where the time has gone? I'm glad you're still staying busy with your creative pursuits

AnneMarie said...

What a cool project! It's so neat that God has moved you to work in this direction and let your creativity flourish in this way :) I haven't heard much before about homeschool resources specifically geared towards bilingual households, that's very cool. Thanks for sharing about your new endeavor!

Farrah said...

Time flies by so quickly! That's awesome that you're doing bilingual lesson plans--they look beautiful + it's such an awesome project! I don't really have any friends homeschooling kids right now but definitely will pass along your site to them if any of em' start! :]

Elizabeth said...

Writing homeschool curriculum is like a dream job. Congrats!

Callie said...

That is so exciting, Rachel!

Jenny Evans said...

Wow, those are amazingly pretty pictures! It's pretty awesome how something comes along and like GRABS YOU WITH BOTH HANDS and you just can't pull yourself away you love it so much. I'm so happy for you!