I am a writer, photographer and homeschooling mom to two boys.
For over seven years, I wrote a newspaper column about daily life, homeschooling and motherhood. My non-fiction has appeared in numerous regional publications, and I’ve read several essays on WUGA.
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.
My main focus is homeschooling my two boys, which I do in partnership with my husband. 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.
If you are looking for our educational qualifications, I have a B.A. in English, and my husband has a Ph.D. in History. Before I had children, I was an assistant language teacher in Japan for one year, and I also held a variety of other jobs that required a high degree of organization and event planning skills — skills that are useful as a homeschool mom. My husband is a history professor with over twenty years experience teaching face-to-face and online world civilization and U.S. history courses.
I’m always happy to chat with other parents about how we homeschool and share the resources we have found. You can contact me at shellipabis (at) gmail (dot) com.