I am Virginia Knowles, the mother of 10 children, ages 8 to almost 27. By the end of this summer 2014, we will also have four grandsons.
I have home schooled at least some of my children for over 20 years. Many of those years we belonged to an academic co-op. At various times, some of my children have been enrolled in public school, a private hybrid class/home school, state-sponsored on-line classes, and college dual enrollment. In addition, I taught part-time in the private school last year.
For the 2014-2015 school year, I will only be home schooling my youngest daughter, who will be in 3rd grade and spent the past year in public school. She has asked to come home, and I plan to home school her for two to three years before sending her back to classroom school so I can return to work.
I have been writing and speaking about home schooling since we started in 1992. I have written books which are no longer in print, and currently publish an e-magazine, The Hope Chest, as well as several blogs about life and education. My education blogs are:
www.startwellhomeschool.blogspot.com (preschool & elementary)
www.continuewellhomeschool.blogspot.com (middle school)
www.finishwellhomeschool.blogspot.com (high school)