Debra is sometimes shocked to see how far her life has strayed from her initial career as a CPA. She has been married to Dale for 25 years, and they are the parents of four young men (two of whom have graduated) and one not-so-little-anymore girl, ages 21 down to 12. They’ve been homeschoolers all along and prefer a literature-and discussion-based approach utilizing as many read-alouds and audiobooks as possible. Being a family of geeks, they also tend towards loads of science. Although they live on the Eastern plains of Colorado, “home” is North Dakota and Minnesota. You can find Debra blogging at Footprints in the Butter. She has been a part of the Crew since 2009.
Amanda is a stay at home mom to four kids, 17 down to 3. She started this shortly after getting married when she and her husband adopted their oldest son. Homeschooling didn’t start right away, but when it did, the whole family fell in love with it. While Amanda likes to think they follow a Charlotte Mason style homeschool style, she is also the first to admit that she follows the leads and interests of her kids first and foremost. She has been with the Homeschool Review Crew since 2014 and has been blogging at Hopkins Homeschool since 2013.
Chareen is a South African born, Kiwi living in beautiful Victoria Australia with her Zoo Keeper husband of 28 years Paul and their three Children. Two have graduated and she is currently home educating her youngest son through the highschool years using a Charlotte Mason / Delight Directed approach. Chareen has been home educating for 20 years and is passionate about supporting and encouraging homeschool Mom’s on their journey. She is an avid lover of good books and great read alouds and enjoys scrapbooking, card making and the Word of the Lord. Chareen blogs about her journey as a Wife, Mother, Homeschooler, Daughter and Friend over at Every Bed of Roses. She has been part of the Crew since 2013.
Stephanie lives in Johnson City, Tennessee with her husband Joe and two children, Katheryn age 12 and Joey age 8. They have been married for 13 years. She worked in the social work field for 14 years and after much prayer decided to come home and homeschool our kiddos. Katheryn was in 5th grade when they started to homeschool and Joey was in 1st. Together they have seen them really flourish since bringing them home about a year and a half ago. Stephanie is grateful for the opportunities that homeschooling has provided her family. She loves getting to spend time with family and she also enjoys reading and is always up for a game of trivial pursuit!
Tess had planned to balance a semi-professional career in theatre with being a wife and mother. God had other plans. She and her husband John have been married for 24 years and have four amazing daughters. She was first introduced to the idea of home education when her oldest daughter was a mere 14 months old. Three of her daughters have graduated their home school but Tess continues to home educate her medically fragile, special needs, miracle girl. Tess joined the crew in June 2010 as it began its 3rd year. She lives in wet, rainy, but beautiful western Washington with her family. You can find Tess blogging at: Circling Through This Life.