Shelli Bond Pabis is a writer, photographer and homeschooling mom to two boys. She is senior editor at home / school / life magazine, and she has written a weekly newspaper column about daily life, homeschooling and motherhood for six years. Her non-fiction has appeared in Athens Magazine, Barrow Journal, Georgia Backroads, Atlanta Homeschool, home / school / life, Georgia Connector, and she has read several essays on Georgia Public Radio. She chronicles her family’s homeschooling journey on her blog, mamaofletters.com
I am a champion of moms, dads and children.
You don’t have to homeschool, stay at home full time, adhere to a certain parenting style or obsess about your child’s future to be a good mom or dad. You just need to love that child like no other. Pay attention to them and find out who they really are. And then be your children’s champion.
I want to mentor my children and inspire other parents to be mentors to their children.
I was a creative kid, and I still am. Very Visual. Nature Lover. Introverted. I knew I wanted to be a writer when I was ten years old, and while I had a great mom and a few memorable teachers, I left home and college knowing very little about self-discipline, financial matters or how to build a career in my chosen vocation. I know I would have benefitted from more intentional mentoring from an adult who could see my talents and help me develop them in a practical way.
I want to inspire parents to support their child’s interests, and I want to give you tips on how to do this.
I hope that by sharing my story, you’ll be inspired to follow your child’s interests, let them play, spend relaxed time with them, give yourself plenty of breaks, and not worry so much about what other parents are doing. (If that means you need to stop reading my blog, then by all means do that.)
Our homeschool priorities in no particular order:
Play : Nature : Learning how to learn : Storytelling : Let Them Move : Teach Compassion
Thanks for reading.
My boys were born in August 2006 & 2009. My husband is a history professor, and he’s a great grocery shopper too.