My name is Shelli Bond Pabis. For over seven years, I wrote a newspaper column about daily life, homeschooling and motherhood. My non-fiction has appeared in numerous publications as well as on the local radio.
This work led me to be invited to become the Senior Editor at home / school / life magazine, which I helped launch in the Spring of 2014. I have contributed dozens of articles, columns, and other work to this magazine and blog. I’m happy to see that the work I did there continues to inspire people.
Before I was married, I earned a B.A. in English, and I held several jobs that required a lot of organization skills — skills that are helpful as a homeschool mom. I also lived in Japan for a year, London for six months, and I visited several foreign countries, including India. Traveling was the best teacher I ever had.
Now my main focus is homeschooling my two boys, which I do in partnership with my husband. As a history professor, he’s been supportive of giving our boys an education at home because he’s met former homeschooled students in his classes.
I have written my personal blog, Mama of Letters, for over ten years, and there I have chronicled my experiences homeschooling my two boys. As my boys get older, the blog has turned into a monthly journal, and I’m sharing the nitty gritty of our homeschool course of study in my store.
Very soon I’ll be offering Live Zoom Sessions: one-on-one chat, a “how we homeschool” class, and a bi-monthly support group for those who want some camaraderie as they navigate these uncertain waters of homeschooling. I want to offer my support and experience as so many people are exploring home education.
Homeschooling has given me the chance to get the education I always wanted, and I have found that living a life full of curiosity and exploration makes me a happy person. I hope it will do the same for you, but feel free to contact me if you want someone to talk to about concerns for your own family. I don’t think homeschooling is the best choice for everyone.
You can learn more about our homeschool here. If you’d like to support my work, buying a resource in my store or sharing these resources on your social media sites would be greatly appreciated. Or you can email me to let me know if my work is beneficial. Your emails keep me motivated. Thank you!