I Am Baker

Where We Learn

One of the many things that this family has been up to lately is homeschooling.  And one thing that I knew we needed when we decided to take on this venture was a designated space for our school work.

My office/craft room/computer room/storage room ended up being the perfect place for our kids to grow in.


I am going to show you what it looked like before.  Before I cleaned.  Before I organized.  Before I begrudgingly decided to share.


Its shameful, I know.  The mess was horrific.

But its gone now!


This is what you see when you walk in the room.  Parkers desk on the north wall and a little toy chest/reading area for Audrey while the boys do school work. (the toy chest is on the other side of the desk)


Parkers desk.


This is Coltons area.  He has lots of room to spread out!


The kids often sit and play games at the computer (we enjoy PBS kids and Starfall) and sometimes I catch up on emails when they are doing their school work!

The new -cleaner- arrangement has worked well so far! :)

Totally off topic, thanks for all the prayers about my tooth.  I think I am definitely on the healing path and the pain has gone down drastically!  Thank you so much!


  1. says

    What an awesome area to do school in! Our area looks really messy. Amazing how messy it can get in just a short time. Now that we are finally getting over the sickness, I plan on doing a lot of cleaning and purging. Thanks for being so honest and true!

  2. Bethany says

    Awesome! We had an “area” for awhile and now we’ve gone to the dining room table. Homeschooling – not unlike parenting – is constantly evolving. Enjoy these sweet,sweet years.
    I love your alphabet poster. Did you make that?

  3. Lisa says

    It’s very cute! Is that a ruler glued to the end of the desk? Terribly clever!
    I’m glad you’re tooth is feeling better….and I’m sorry I forgot to catch up prior to this. I had dry socket once too…it’s not pleasant. At all.
    You homeschool? I am in absolute awe of your patience. Can you teach me a thing or two? My 2 year old nearly got us kicked out of the library yesterday because he was acting so bad.

  4. says

    LOL, I love it that you posted a mess. I have a hard time with some of my messes and I do the whole guilt thing…I think we all do! Love your arrangement, it is actually making me rething out homework area, It wouldn’t be bad to add a place for myself!
    Glad you’re feeling better. I believe wholeheartedly in the poswer of prayer. It’s never failed me!

  5. says

    I love the new area! Isn’t it an incredibly refreshing feeling to clean out and start fresh with something new in your home? It’s one of my very favorite things!
    Missing you, dear friend!

  6. says

    WOW…what a great space for your schoolroom…the beauty of having a place to go is that work in progress can be left out…we work at our dining room table..so we have to clean up everyday…no matter what we are in the middle of. LOVE all the cubbies…what I wouldn’t give for a few of those. Looks like you’re nesting! Or maybe you did that a while back?
    Glad your tooth is doing better…I am sorry you cannot do much to get relief….
    A friend of mine is adopting a boy from an Eastern European Country. The cost associated with that is staggering. To help raise the funds needed to bring him home, she is raffling off a Nikon Camera… http://www.silvamoose.com/MoosePages/MomsPage/tabid/59/EntryId/188/Nikon-D3100-Camera-GIVEAWAY.aspx
    Would you please consider sharing this on your blog?

  7. says

    Very nice “after.” Good luck with homeschooling. Maybe I missed the post, but would you share why you have chosen to homeschool vs. traditional school? Just wondering. Thanks.

  8. says

    first time here… did a long journey through ur blo.. u have lots of simple n delicious recipes.. i loved ur baked oatmeal post..

  9. Dedra Mason says

    Great job! Love the ruler on the edge of the table. Great idea.
    Another website we use is Spellingcity.com
    There are games to play while you learn your spelling list. Then you get to test at the end and can even print out a certificate.

  10. Michelle says

    What a great schoolroom! I was homeschooled but we did not have a cool room like that…just the dining room table! Had to make it work somehow! Enjoy homeschooling…it is a great experience!

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