Now Taking Questions

In CategoryHome Schooling, Navel Gazing

In the middle of a Twitter conversation the other day –

I love Twitter. It’s so stupid, but I love it so much. Twitter is my home school support group.

– I mentioned that I had been home schooled myself. This prompted the idea for an Ask A Home School Graduate post.

I don’t know that I would have anything valuable to say to people who are presently home schooling, especially since I finished high school back in the dark ages; but I would love to answer any questions or offer encouragement if any of my fellow home schoolers are interested in that sort of thing.

Here’s a little bit of background:

I grew up and went to public school in a very teeny-tiny mountain town in Colorado. When I say tiny, I mean the whole town had about 1200 people. The next town over was only a little bigger and was an hour away. In seventh grade, I cried every day when I got home from school. A few weeks into eighth grade (1984), my parents pulled my sister and me out of school and we started home schooling. I home schooled until I finished high school. When I was 17, we moved to another small town, but it was much closer to other towns and cities, and was not as remote.

After I finished high school, I worked for a year while I saved money and tried to figure out what I wanted to do. When I was 19, I went to college. I met my husband at a campus Bible study and we got married while we were both in school. We graduated at the same time, got jobs, blah blah blah, and lived happily ever after. Big was born a few weeks before our eleventh anniversary, and Little came exactly two years later.

Fast forward a bit and here we are – a merry little band of home-educating, wheat-grinding, work-from-home, weirdos.

It’s a little disconcerting to see that the last 39 years can be summed up in two short paragraphs, but there you have it.

Does anyone have any Ask A Home School Graduate Questions?

Throw a girl a bone, people!

(Am I the only one who dithers between spelling home school as one word or two? I don’t think “homeschool” is correct, but it’s the most common. Both ways irritate me. I’m a multi-tasker that way.)