I’m Kim, and I’m a home school mom.
Sounds like a support-group introduction, doesn’t it? It’s also kind of a misnomer, because although I was a home school mom for 23 years, I’m all done. Most of my friends are done, too, and they’re happily on to other things. Not me, though. I’m writing a book and making a new website and having a blast.
I have the summer to myself, more or less. My kids are employed, traveling, or old enough to drive themselves to the tennis courts and my husband is six-months away from retirement. Woo hoo! The book I’m writing has to do with home education, of course, because that’s what has occupied my life for so long, and now I have a bit of time to devote to it. So, here goes.
A lot of people wonder how home schooling families manage to make it without the expertise of trained professionals. They wonder what sacrifices parents have to make to provide books, music lessons, sports opportunities and social engagements so that their kids won’t grow up weird. Many of them wonder, clandestinely, if these home schooled kids will be successful, and if so, could they home school their own kids as well?
I think so.