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I am a stay-at-home mom with two creative, thoughtful, inquisitive and…energetic boys.  I was voted most likely to follow in the footsteps of my middle school choir director and I did just that. Chosen as Teacher-of-the-Year my first year out of college and absolutely in love with my job, I was the last person anyone would expect to homeschool her kids. Then my husband stumbled upon a podcast that started a conversation and long story short, well…now you’re reading this. Through my transition from classroom teacher to home educator I have discovered that education is so much more than what we learn from endless math homework and required reading assignments.

This blog is a collection of my thoughts, lessons learned and ideas on alternative forms of education. You can also find some of my writing in Secular Homeschooler Magazine. Follow us on this crazy journey here, on Facebook and Instagram. Read more about how I stay involved with my passion to teach music at dacapomusicacademy.com.