My name is Deanna Rabe and I am happy you are here. I'd love to tell you a little about myself.
I have been homeschooling my kids for 23years, that's along time isn't it? I have been married for 29 years and am the mother of six kids ages 27, 25, 23, 17, 14 and 11.
I've graduated four of my kids and have two still schooling at home. Sarah is finishing 9th grade and Kyle 6th, so I have a few years left and I am glad! It's become a way of life for us, and over the years I have found my teaching style, and I work with my kids trying to teach them according to the way they learn.
It wasn't always this way however and many days, in the beginning, my son would be in tears and so would I! I had so much to learn and learn we did. Some through trial and error, and some through experienced moms who were an encouragement to me. We do a Charlotte Mason style education at our home, but I've tweaked it over the years to suit our family.
The best advice I can give you is to find what works best for your family, and relax. Don't try to copy another family. Your goals should be that your children are learning and growing, both educationally and spiritually.
I love to encourage and mentor moms, especially those who are homeschooling. I've been involved in missions, co-op leadership, our county homeschool board, and in the trenches daily at home for 28 years of parenting and 23 years of home education.
I offer mentoring, coaching, curriculum advice, and most of all encouragement. You CAN homeschool your children, and remain sane.