Hi, I’m Gina! Welcome to the Oaxacaborn blog, where I talk about classical education, gifted 2E homeschooling, and diverse books. I’m so glad you’re here.
My background as a missionary kid and child of homeschool pioneers impacts the way I view homeschool subculture, and the way I educate my quirky, neurologically gifted kids. I believe work is worship, and write often about the ways theology, literature, grace, and science blend together to form a well-rounded classical education at home.
I was a homeschool kid before I became a homeschool mom. So when it comes to the subcultures within the homeschooling movement, I’ve seen it all: the good, the bad, and whole lot of ugly. I’ve had close scrapes with the gritty underbelly of fundamentalism. And yet, by the grace of God, I came out on the other side still embracing Jesus.
There’s a shift underway in the theology and culture of homeschooling, and second-generation homeschoolers are driving this reformation. The current homeschool movement doesn’t need more dogma. It doesn’t need more rules. We don’t need sheltering, or culture wars, or self-righteousness. What this subculture needs is more people willing to courageously and soundly reject the dangerous claws of legalistic fundamentalism, while simultaneously holding on to Jesus.