Interview with Latonya Moore

Ages of Children: 9 and 12

Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children?

We made the decision to homeschool when our oldest daughter was four years old.  I had just finished my Elementary Education degree and was co-teaching a summer school class for ingoing kindergarteners.  I remember listening to a speaker at one of the workshops, and she sounded very pessimistic when it came to educating the children.  The thought entered my mind that I could give my daughters read more

Interview with Tanisha Armstrong

Age: 44
Ages of Children: 3 homeschoolers (ages 8, 10 and 14) and 2 adults
Location: Salisbury, Maryland

Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children?

Public school was not giving them the freedom to do what they love, class sizes were too large, what they were learning wasn’t read more

Interview with Team KEMP – Kevin & Ta’Neisha Kemp

taneisha-kempAges: 34 & 34
Ages/Grades of Children: 8/3rd, 2/Preschool, 18 months
Location: Texas

Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children?

Homeschooling was placed on my heart in 2012 while researching the public education system and trying to choose the school where our oldest would attend kindergarten.  I mentioned it to my husband and he gave the go ahead to read more

Interview with Andre & Nika Meeks

andre-nika-meeksAges: 36 & 34
Ages of Children : 11 & 7
Occupation: Small Business Owners

Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children?

We decided to homeschool our children for numerous reasons but the main reasons were that we weren’t satisfied with the private school education they were receiving. Teachers spent more time and energy on read more

Interview with Esther Gaines

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Age: 32
Ages/Grades of Children: 6 (1st grade), 4 (pre-k), 23 months
Location: North Carolina

Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children? 

In 2014, being due with our second child and praying ALOT, my husband and I decided to walk by faith – I would quit teaching for the public school system and stay home with the boys. Childcare for two kids would’ve been equivalent to read more

Interview with Kristine Sapin

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Age: 32
Ages of Children: 6yrs old and 2yrs old
Location: Philippines

Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children?

When our first born was about to enter pre-school, he had a trial run at a traditional school. However, my husband and I believed that our children could have better learning opportunities and character development through homeschooling.  We wanted our children to enjoy their childhood and read more

Interview with Kelly Rummel

kelly-rummelAge: 36
Ages/Grades of Children:
10yo son (5th grade),
8yo son (3rd grade),
2yo daughter
Location: Michigan

Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children? 

Homeschooling was never anything on our radar. My husband and I are both public school teachers so sending our children to school was always “the plan,” but sometimes God messes with your plans. read more

Interview with Karen Childress

karenchildressAge: 54
Ages of Children: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30
Location: North Texas

Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children?

We decided to homeschool when our first-born was about 9 months old. That was when we first heard about homeschooling and felt God was calling us to read more

Interview with Emma Millward

Emma MillwardAge: 29
Ages of Children: 4, 6
and 9 years
Location: London, England

Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children?

I decided to homeschool about 18months ago, however it took several months of research and then trusting my decision to actually take our eldest son out of school.  I could see that he wasn’t as happy as he could be, I felt like the life was being drained from him and I really wasn’t happy with read more

Interview with Anna Lyn Dy

Anna Lyn DyAge: 41
Ages/Grades of Children:
11 (grade 5), 9 (grade 4),
3 (Pre-K)
Location: Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines

Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children? 

God’s calling is the main reason why I homeschool my children. It was 2 1/2 years ago when I felt God had called me to homeschool. I wasn’t drawn to homeschooling as a way to create academically advanced students (though statistics show that homeschooled kids are advanced. I just wanted to read more

Interview with Katie Turner

Katie Turner

Age: 49
Number of Children: 6 children, 1 grandchild
Ages of Children: sons – 23, 20, 18, 9, 5, and daughter  8
Location: Tennessee

Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children? 

Way back in 2002, my husband and I decided to plunge into the unknown-to-us world of home education. I had taught third and fifth grades before serving as a 60-hour-a-week day care director. In both capacities I had become increasingly frustrated with the read more

Interview with Aminah Lawson

Aminah Lawson

Age: 39
Ages/Grades of Children: 10 (5th) and 12 (7th)
Location: Greensboro, NC

Why and when did you decide to homeschool your children?

We started discussing homeschooling when our eldest was 1 and we started when he was 3. We wanted to be directly involved in our sons’ education. read more