About Me

I’m Missie. Welcome to my Surviving Homeschool Site.

I am a reluctant homeschooling mom turned homeschooling advocate. I never wanted to homeschool. I looked forward to the day that my children were off to school and I could finally get some rest! But, after a couple of years at the local public school, I knew that it wasn’t the place for my children. Lots of wasted time coupled with lack luster learning and a dyslexic child brought us all back home.

We were better for it. There were days that I wished they were in school and it would be so much easier, but the other days in which the light went on in their mind and I saw them bond….I knew we made the right choice. We homeschooled for eight years.

Education: I hold a Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis in Marketing and a Minor in International Business. I also have a Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential. I taught first grade for couple of years prior to having my children. During their homeschooling years, I was blessed with an opportunity to return to the classroom teaching Home School history classes.

My favorite quote: “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.” by Charles R. Swindoll, Christian Pastor