I am a 58 year old baby boomer who has been married for 38 years to the same wonderful man – Bill. We live in Broken Arrow, OK, and have two grown children – Wil (who lives in LA) and Shelly (who lives in Tulsa).
As a young newlywed, I worked for Du Pont company in Newark, Delaware, for 6 years. Then I had two children. For a short time, I sold real estate; however, that became too difficult with small children. So, at 28, I became a stay-at-home mom and Bill became the sole breadwinner as a Delaware State Trooper/helicopter pilot.
When my son started having problems in preschool, I pulled him out of school and started homeschooling. Although I only planned to homeschool a year or two until he caught up, I ended up homeschooling both my children from K – 12th grade. My son, Wil, is a graphic artist; my daughter, Shelly, is currently a bartender/waitress/college student.
After years of being a stay-at-home mom, I started writing for homeschoolers in 2004. I am the creator and author of the Oklahoma Homeschool website and several resources for homeschoolers including The Checklist, Oklahoma History Online, and Oklahoma Scrapbook.
When I have time, I volunteer for Seasons Hospice and my home church, St. James Church.
I also enjoy writing, reading, traveling, and being with my family and friends. I occasionally get paid to write for the Old Schoolhouse Magazine.
In my spare time, I’m back in college working on my Bachelor of Science degree from OSU in Journalism/Public Relations. I started this journey in June 2007. This blog is a journal of that experience.
My views are my own and do not represent the views of any organization to which I belong. My goal for this blog is to inform and entertain and perhaps persuade other “emptynesters” to consider going back to college!