In searching for a name for my homeschool blog, I wanted something that would be both whimsical and which portrayed to my readers the focus of my blog. After much agonizing over names, I came up with Homeschool Muse. After checking website domains, I discovered it was not available. In light of that I also realized that I was still missing that sense of fanciful unpredictability which is where the “moose” comes in to the equation. Since “muse” and “moose” sound alike it seemed a logical connection.
Why did I originally think of using “muse”? Well let’s explore what “muse” means? I read the various definitions at http://www.merriam-webster.com. As a verb, it means “to think about something carefully or thoroughly.” As a noun, it means “a state of deep thought or dreamy abstraction.” If you consider Greek mythology, the muses were “any of the nine sister goddesses in Greek mythology presiding over song and poetry and the arts and sciences .” Can you see now where”muse” aligns itself so well to a homeschooling blog? Lastly, one of the origins of “muse” is from Old French *mus mouth of an animal. On my blog, everything comes from the mouth of a moose.
Now other than the fact that “muse” and “moose” sound similar when you say them, what else can I tell you about my choice of a “moose”? I found a rather curious definition of “moose” from http://www.urbandictionary.com..
“An extremely powerful, noble, and majestic creature that enjoys frolicking in the woods, grazing in fields, and break dancing to old skool hip-hop. “
It kind of sounds like a description of some kids I know and quite a few adults as well.
My intent for Homeschool Moose is to be a powerful and noble source of knowledge, wisdom, and inspiration for your homeschool journey. Done of course, in a very whimsical, playful manner. For what is homeschooling without a little fun added?
So here begins our journey together as homeschooling families. Welcome to my blog!