Homeschooling Family Interview: Carol

Today's interview is with Carol, who helps out with IHEN (Indiana Home Educators' Network). She is in charge of recruiting IHEN's County Contacts, individuals in each county who volunteer to help out new homeschoolers with any questions and helps them to find local resources that fit their family's needs.

Now, I know for a fact that Carol is a generous, giving person and that's why she's volunteering a lot of her time. However, truth be told, her real motive in doing this is because she enjoys coloring.

See, on this page, IHEN colors in each county that currently has a volunteer County Contact and since Carol can't stand an incomplete coloring page, she's on the case and positively determined to color in the entire state of Indiana. Go Carol!

1. How long have you been homeschooling (or if finished, how long did you homeschool)?

We have been homeschooling for 6 years officially, 10 unofficially.

2. One of the main benefits of homeschooling is the freedom and flexibility it allows. Can you give us a few examples of how this freedom and flexibility benefited you (your family)?

We are able to travel to visit my family whenever we want. We can go to the beach when it's not so crowded. We can sleep in. We don't have hours of homework. The kids don't have to eat nasty cafeteria food. We get the good appointments at the dentist.

3. Another benefit of homeschooling is the fun factor. Can you give us a few examples of some especially fun times you had as a result of homeschooling?

Lots of field trips, especially to the zoo. Time spent with Grandpa. Sleepovers in the middle of the week. Gymnastics class. Library programs at 1pm. Getting interviewed for Indy news. IMAX educator screenings.

4. We all have funny experiences while homeschooling. Can you share one of yours with us?

None of us could think of a particularly funny experience. If you know us,you know that funny things happen everyday in our household. We are one goofy group!

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