Thursday, March 31, 2011

Introduction: Who is Julie Filter?

Hello, hello!  I am happy to be participating in the class and I hope to get a lot out of everything that is taught in here and discussed between our classmates.  So, to tell you a bit about myself, I am a Navy wife to my wonderful husband who is up for Chief this year.  We have been married just over 7 years now and are enjoying to much of our marriage journey together.  My career is as a homemaker and mother to our four (and possibly more to come) children who are 5, 4, 2, and 10 months so far.  We are in the early stages of home schooling, which is exciting and scary at the same time.  Thankfully, I will be finishing up my degree right around the time that my oldest daughter starts 1st grade officially, so I will have much more time to devote to teaching all of our kids in a more purposeful manner.  Right now, my primary focus is the 3 Rs, i.e. Reading, Writing, and 'Rithmetic =0)  This keeps things simple and purposeful in the young years, while allowing us ample room for learning and exploring through reading and living.  We are reading through the Chronicles of Narnia series now, which is exhilarating.  I never read the entire series before, so I am enjoying the stories immensely.  I love learning right along with the kids, which is one of the most attractive things to me about this whole process.

My passion for and interest in health and wellness has developed over the past almost 6 years, starting with learning about what was in the chemical cleaners that lurked under my kitchen sink, and now into the homeopathic and herbal treatments for illness that we so regularly use when feeling under the weather.  Although I do not plan to use my degree in any professional capacity, I am excited to gain this knowledge for application in our home, as well as information which I can pass onto our children for their well-being.  I am excited for this degree and the interesting things I will undoubtedly learn in the process of obtaining it.  It had already been quite a journey of learning and the journey still continues.


  1. Hi Julie, sounds like we share a lot of interests! I have 4 kids also, although not as close together as yours. I home-schooled my older ones last school year, but had to send them to school this year so I could concentrate on my own studies. I have a passion for natural health and it's components, like homeopathy. It certainly sounds like you live a full life, I'm sure you will have lots to blog about!

    What do you think about blogging? Have you ever thought you would be a blogger?

  2. Julie,
    You sound like a very busy, yet very grounded woman! I look forward to reading about your progress!