We are a homeschooling family with five children. Exploring this fascinating world, investigating why things work the way they do, is a privilege.
We (parents) discussed homeschooling before ever getting married, and have always homeschooled our children. Initially we lived in Seattle, but have moved out in the sticks where our children can play in the woods (fearing only cougars, not human predators), raise animals, and have fun being kids.
Mother does the bulk of the teaching in our homeschool. I believe that if the early years are spent teaching kids how to learn, in the later years only guidance is needed as young people will know how to study on their own. I find it enormously funny when people assume that since I’m a stay-at-home-mom, I must not have enough intelligence to be able to get a “real” job. It’s not unusual for people to say, “Well, homeschooling in elementary school is okay, but what about when they need help with high school math and science?” My reply is generally some form of, “One of my degrees is in math, so I think I can handle anything they might need help with.” Prior to becoming a SAHM, my jobs included technical writer, and substitute teacher. I’ve coached and refereed youth soccer, taught swimming lessons, coached teen Bible Quiz and Junior Bible Quiz, and worked with kids in Royal Rangers and Keepers of the Faith.
Father has a degree in accounting. He has coached youth basketball, women’s softball, and Junior Bible Quiz, and has also volunteered with Big Brothers and Royal Rangers. He is employed as the controller for an electrical contractor, and is on his company’s board of directors.
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