After nine years of homeschooling, Katie realized that homeschooling is not just something they do. It is what drives the culture of their home. Their homeschool is so much more than the work done around the table. Every aspect of their day from make believe to caring for their animals, from driving activity to activity to listening to Adventures in Odyssey, provides opportunity to dive deeper into learning. The beauty of homeschooling is the atmosphere we as parents are able to foster. What does it look like to stretch our children beyond the curriculum to discover a love of learning?

Katie Dugdale is a child of God, lover of Christ, wife to an amazing man, mom to four beautiful kids. She has been homeschooling from the beginning and has just finished her tenth year. It is a constant journey. Her kids were all born in different states. She has many chapters in her story and several years of teaching experience through the public school system, homeschooling, working with her church youth group and teaching in her local homeschool association. She holds a degree in early childhood education from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. Katie has been on the board of directors of the Henderson County Homeschool Association for five years. Check out her blog at www.thedelightdirectedhomeschooler.com.

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