Hello Patch readers! My name is Monise Seward, and I am new (sort of) to homeschooling here in Gwinnett County.
A few years ago, I made the decision to homeschool my oldest child (now 17) because we were both disappointed by things within the public education system. I thought that my younger two would be 'OK' in school, but this past year, I was forced to accept that they, too, were not getting what they deserved.
Here I am, homeschooling again. Learning and unlearning what I though I knew about education. Being a former teacher has its perks as we embark on this journey, but assuming the responsibility of educating your own children can be daunting and at times, intimidating. For those reasons, I have decided to write, reflect, and connect with other homeschoolers throughout the county, state, and country.
I look forward to sharing and meeting more homeschooling families, whether through this site or at local homeschool events. It is my hope that I learn from my kids and others as much as I contribute.