Teaching multiple children of various ages can be difficult! Striving to meet their diverse needs while maintaining your own sanity may even seem impossible at times. On the other hand, spending vast quantities of time learning and working together can also be tremendously rewarding. Join this mom of a 1-year-old and a high schooler (with five more in between) for some down-to-earth advice that will leave you feeling comforted, capable, and confident.
Louisa Wells is the mother of eight children. She officially began homeschooling shortly before her oldest daughter began kindergarten. The first day of public school that year, the neighborhood was vacant and she worried she had made a big mistake. Now, over twelve years later, she considers it to be one of the best decisions she has ever made. Of course there have been highs and lows- often on a daily basis- but on balance, she has enjoyed the journey of learning and living as a family. In her “free time” Louisa enjoys hiking and camping. She and her husband Patrick live in Northern Virginia.