Heather Sanders

Inspiring Homeschooling Families Across the Nation

About Heather Sanders

About Heather SandersI am a homeschooling journalist, and have spent the last several years managing and writing for The Pioneer Woman’s Homeschooling Blog. Recently, I joined the ranks at Alpha Mom to write the new series, “What Everyone Can Learn from Homeschooling Parents.”

Married to Jeff, the love of my life, I live in Huntsville, a smallish town on the tail-end of the East Texas Piney woods, and I homeschool our three kids, Emelie, Meredith and Kenny.

If you’ve read me for any period of time you know that I am a born-again Christian, and that I love, worship, and serve the Lord Jesus. This obviously comes into play regarding how we homeschool and the curriculum we purchase for our kids

This blog is where I cover the hysterical moments, daily grind, brutal truth, and personal details of how homeschooling plays out in our family’s daily life. It ain’t all bells and whistles y’all! It’s also not all about homeschooling–though, admittedly life IS one big learning experience and sanctification process.


My Journey to Homeschooling

Everyone’s path to homeschooling is different. Mine began in 2004. While stationed in Augusta, GA, my husband Jeff and I pulled our oldest child out of the public school system to homeschool. The next year, after moving home to Texas, we enrolled both girls in our local elementary school. Two years later, in 2007, we made the decision to withdraw them from public school permanently.

From that point forward, we never looked back.

Homeschooling became part of our family culture, and with each passing year I became more and more passionate about it. I began writing about homeschooling on my own personal blog. Within a couple of months, I was given my very first opportunity to guest post about homeschooling.

By 2008, I began writing weekly homeschooling posts for one of the fastest growing homeschooling blogs on the web, occasionally guest posting on various other sites.

What a Ride!

Homeschooling has been the catalyst for some amazing adventures for me and my family. For instance:

When it’s good, it’s really good. When it’s bad? Well…we won’t talk about that.

This is an exciting time to be a homeschooling blogger. The face of education is changing and I look forward to what the future holds.