I’m a liberally minded mom with a strong independent libertarian streak who decided with my husband not to send our children, currently ages 5 and 8, to school. I’ve lived my life as a public school teacher, addictions counselor, career counselor, adult literacy teacher and administrative assistant for a fund raising organization. Today, I am a "homeschool mom."
I am a member of a local eclectic and diverse homeschool community with other moms and children. These moms and their children are our friends. They are all unique and appreciate diversity and individuality, as we do. We create park days, games days, seasonal celebrations, outings to interesting places, clubs of various and sundry inclinations and so on.
I am a member of the community at large around me, and I take advantage of the resources that the community has to offer us like yoga, horse back riding, scouts, music, community center classes and events, plays at local threatres and so much more.
I am the “Extreme Form of Parental Involvement” that Robert Reich speaks of in his "Case Against Homeschooling." I smile. I'm a Mother following her conscience, intellect and good common sense as they speak to me today. We are pursuing our right to life by living our lives as we choose. My children are happy, well adjusted, empowered human beings.
Robin lives and learns with her two children and husband in Salamander Creek Habitat. She considers herself a naturalist and spiritual eclectic who enjoys celebrating the wheel of the year with her own unique blend of earth-centered world traditions.