She Wouldn't Trade A Minute: Kristean Somers' Interview

Today's interview is with another fellow Hoosier, Kristean. I don't really know a lot about Kristean but we do have one thing in common, she used candy to help her kids learn math too!

For Kristean, the time she had to build a strong relationship with her children has been one of the biggest benefits of homeschooling. To her, it's priceless...

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

Fifteen years. WOW.. has it really been that long?? Seems like only yesterday... I have two left at home still, an 11th grader and a 10th grader. My son has already graduated and moved on with his own life.

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)?

My children were able to learn other lessons, besides those in the textbooks. Such as a strong work ethic ( they went to work with me ), the value of a dollar, cause and effect ( if you don't weed this garden today, tomorrow it will be worse!! LOL ) and many others.

But the best benefit was that we are SOOOO close. It is a relationship that nothing can ever compare to. And time will only make it stronger.

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?

HAHA... Science class. That was always a hoot. Of course when they were younger they really enjoyed M&M math and art time. But as they got older, science experiments became the sought after activity.

Of course there are hundreds of field trips, from alpacas to flying an airplane and everything in between...

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

Oh my goodness.. there are so many. Soap making was a lot of fun, as was cooking classes, learning algebra again was a fun thing for me (sort of) LOL, all of it really.

There is not one minute I would trade for a million dollars.

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