Hello, I’m so glad you’re interested in the Oaxacaborn blog!
I represent a different slice of homeschool subculture. I’m a second-generation homeschooler, the child of missionary parents who became unintentional homeschool pioneers behind the Iron Curtain. (You can read more about my unusual background as a second-generation homeschooler / third culture kid.) I’m a classical educator and gifted-education advocate, but I’m also somewhat of a unicorn in the homeschool world. I had an only child for a long time — a neurologically atypical asynchronous child who is wired differently — and now have two children with a nearly nine-year gap between them. While I’m a Christian, I don’t homeschool to shelter, but rather to equip. You can see my recent homeschool curriculum reviews (and original photos), here.
What Do I Write About?
- Homeschool Curriculum
- Homeschooling a Gifted Child
- Accommodations for the Twice-Exceptional / 2E Student
- The Impact of Second-Generation Homeschoolers on Culture and Theology
- Classical Education
- Learning Mandarin Chinese
- Book, Resource, and Curriculum Reviews
I’m a published writer and editor, and have been blogging online continuously since 2002. I’m a member of the iHomeschool Network team, have written extensively for the Sonlight Curriculum blog, and currently review curriculum and learning tools for Timberdoodle (and other brands).
My work has appeared in The Homeschool Handbook, on Hip Homeschool Moms, and in print issues of Babiekins Magazine. I’ve been interviewed on Pam Barnhill’s Homeschool Snapshots Podcast (Episode 57: Homeschooling a Gifted Daughter) and on Colleen Kessler’s Raising Lifelong Learners Podcast (Episode 3: Keeping Up with a Profoundly Gifted Kiddo.)
The Local Franklin / Nashville Connection
After moving nearly two dozens times in my life, I now write from my home office in Franklin/Nashville, Tennessee. In between homeschooling, helping my asynchronous nine-year-old with her Mandarin Chinese homework, entertaining my infant son, and dreaming of my eventual memoir, I’m also trying to launch a classical homeschool co-op in Franklin. (Want to join me?)