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I’ve been homeschooling since I failed to put our oldest on the bus to kindergarten in 2006. Our family includes a 7-year-old son, 11- and 12-year-old daughters, a big dog, a turtle, my husband, me, and whatever pets my kids have talked us into lately. We are “whatever works” homeschoolers — we draw from lots [...]
Beth Balmanno started homeschooling ten years ago, when her eldest was scheduled to start kindergarten. She and her three kids consider themselves eclectic homeschoolers, with an emphasis on discovery and fun. She loves taking field trips and road trips with her kids and thinks the detours — all those unscheduled moments — are just as [...]
Erin has been homeschooling in South Minneapolis for the past eight years, employing humor, trust, adventure, luck, and other various techniques as her children have grown. Though her responsibilities as chief ringleader of the Souster circus (three boys; two rambunctious dogs; and a constantly confused, yet supportive husband), and working outside the home keep her [...]
Hi. I’m Tara Koons. Our family began our homeschooling adventure in 2010 after attending a motivating MHA Information Station. It’s been all fun and games ever since! With three daughters and a son, and we are busy learning and having fun every day. We especially love hanging out at nature centers, spending time with friends, [...]
Hi, I am Valerie. I have been part of the homeschool community for 10 years. My husband and I have four amazing kids, ages 16, 12, 9 and 9. I homeschool because I believe the best learning comes from life and interest. I homeschool because growing up shouldn’t mean growing apart, and having shared experiences [...]
Hi, I’m Michelle Dudley. I can barely believe I’ve been homeschooling my two boys for nine years already! We accidentally fell into homeschooling after my oldest son had a tough couple of years in public school, and we decided to homeschool him temporarily while we looked for a better school. We soon discovered home was [...]