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Mom's Pictures #8Hello!  My name is Anne Galivan and I’m the owner, writer and editor here at Homeschooling911.

The mission of Homeschooling911 is to help prospective and current homeschoolers find answers to their questions about home education.

On this page I want to share a little about myself and to offer you a look at my homeschooling “resume.”

I’ve been home-schooling since 1990, which as I write this means I’ve been home-schooling for over 20 years.  Wow.  I’m just going to stop here for a minute and feel really tired…

I have four children who are at this time: 29, 25, 19 and 11.  I homeschooled all three of my older children through high school, and I still have several years before my home-schooling “career” will come to an end (I sure hope my kids are saving up for my pension!)

I’ve home-schooled in South Florida and North Florida, moving three times in the course of just eight years.

In addition, I’ve homeschooled through a natural disaster (Hurricane Andrew), two difficult pregnancies, personal tragedy, and chronic illness.

Yet, despite all these seeming obstacles I’ve continued to home-school because I believe that it is hands-down the best option for giving my children a superior education while being able to impart my values to them.  It was certainly a struggle at times, but it has been so worth it.

Those are my credentials as a homeschool mom.  My credentials as a writer include being published in “The Teaching Home” magazine several times, and filling out dozens of journals over the years that I must make sure I burn before I die.

In addition, in December 2010 I was asked by the New York Times to contribute to a panel discussion on the pressure that high school students face today.  My mini op-ed is titled “The Home-School Advantage.”

If you would like to (literally) hear more about my home-schooling journey, check out this podcast interview with Richard M. Potter of “Potter on Purpose.”

I’ve also been privileged to guest post on numerous other websites including an Indonesian blog where I shared a post titled “3 Steps to Getting Started in Homeschooling.”  (Yes, I said Indonesian.  Believe me, it surprised me as much as you that I would be asked to share a post on homeschooling, written in English, on a website where everything else is written in the Indonesian language!)

So that is a glimpse into the life of this homeschooling mom.  I hope you take the time to peruse this site and if you have any questions, please fill out the contact form and I’ll do my best to answer them!

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