My homeschooling journey started in 2001 when I pulled my then 5 year-old out of private school. We have never regretted that decision. I now school two boys, ages 15 and 9. In addition, I have the privilege of teaching writing and Spanish in an academic co-op in Puyallup. My family is also very involved with the Mel Korum YMCA homeschool swim & gym program. Educating my children at home has allowed me to meet their unique needs and tailor programs that focus on their strengths and support their passions. It has also allowed us to build very strong family relationships. Throughout the last 10 years, I have become a strong advocate for homeschooling and my membership in WHO reflects my interest in keeping independent homeschooling available for future generations.