On this page I’d like to tell you a little about myself and encourage you to: peruse my site, read my blog posts, leave comments and ask questions. The mission of Homeschooling911 is to help prospective and current homeschoolers find answers to their questions about home education. So if you are homeschooling, or you are considering homeschooling, please let me know how I can help you.
I have been home-schooling since 1990, which as I write this means I have been home-schooling for over 20 years. Wow. I am just going to stop here for a minute and feel really tired…
I have four children who are at this time: 28, 25, 19 and 11. 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. I moved three times in eight years while home-schooling, and that doesn’t even include the six weeks my family was “homeless” after Hurricane Andrew (we camped out at the homes of various family members during that time). After Andrew (yes, going through a Category 5 hurricane allows you to be on a first-name basis with it) we purchased a damaged home and lived in it while we rebuilt it – all the while continuing to home-school.
In addition to this I’ve home-schooled through two difficult pregnancies, personal tragedy and chronic illness.
Despite all these seeming obstacles I have 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 a struggle at times but it has been so worth it.
Those are my credentials as a home-school mom. My credentials as a writer include being published in “The Teaching Home” 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 hear more about my home-schooling journey, you can listen to a podcast interview with Richard M. Potter of “Potter on Purpose.”
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