When it was time for our oldest child to enter kindergarten, my husband and I made the decision to teach her at home, but we were still a bit hesitant. In the following months and years, it became obvious that this was the best path for our family. Since that time, we’ve had more children, survived life-altering illness, lost jobs, moved, and experienced numerous other life-changing events. Through it all, our five children have had the opportunity to pursue their interests, develop positive relationships with each other and learn academics in the process. I’m forever grateful that we made the decision to teach our children at home.
Through writing and speaking, I enjoy encouraging parents to seek God’s will in how they parent – and in the educational setting they choose. Families have different needs, varying talents and changing situations. Students have differing abilities, personalities and goals. I believe parents are the best decision makers for their children and should be supported as they prayerfully consider their educational and parenting choices.
In addition to encouraging parents and raising our own children, I enjoy doing volunteer work in the community, writing and playing on my Oculus Rift (a virtual reality headset).