So Many Reasons to Be a Fanatic

What Exactly is a Fanatic?

What do you think of when you hear the word fanatic?  Is it a crazy, face-painted sports fan?  A religious nut?  The mascot for the Phillies?  A homeschool mom?  What???

Really.

Here are a few definitions for the word fanatic:

Dictionary.com lists a fanatic as a noun:  a person with extreme and uncritical enthusiasm or zeal, as in religion or politics.

Merriam Webster defines it as a person exhibiting excessive enthusiasm and intense uncritical devotion toward some controversial matter.  Also, a person who is extremely enthusiastic about and devoted to some interest or activity.

My kid’s Usborne Illustrated Dictionary defines fanatic as someone who is wildly enthusiastic about a belief, a cause, or an interest.

Looking at these definitions, words like enthusiasm, zeal, and devotion pop out at me.  Wouldn’t you like to think of yourself in these terms when it comes to homeschooling?  Like you, I sometimes have to dig deep to find that fanatic – especially during those middle years –  but I know it’s in there!  Join me in my new venture of blogging, because I’m here to help you find the “fanatic” in you!

This blog will provide you with encouragement, ideas, fun things, and news that will make you be glad to be homeschooling, or looking for a way to start.  Stick around, because there’s a “fanatic” in all of us!

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