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Comment by Jackie Moore on August 18, 2010 at 6:04pm
Thanks everyone for your support.
Comment by Summer Wood on August 18, 2010 at 5:58pm
Nice work, Chandra. I grew up when everybody just went to the local public school; raising our three sons here in rural New Mexico, it was a year-to-year decision -- and a year or two we opted to home school them. It's a loaded topic that has no single answer. Hats off to you for having the courage to try something new (and fun!), and for having the wit and clarity to write about it so well.
Comment by Meg Waite Clayton on August 18, 2010 at 10:27am
My favorite successful Mom-Writer Story: 90 years ago today, Tennessee passed the 19th Amendment by a one-vote margin, giving women the right to vote. The final vote came when ... one of the legislators got a note from him mom urging him to change his "no" to a yes.

Comment by Chandra Hoffman on August 17, 2010 at 6:53pm
Homeschool moms or anyone curious about the topic: my piece on why I am choosing to homeschool my boys ran on New York Times columnist Lisa Belkin's site today Motherlode and it is sparking quite a heated debate.

I am flabbergasted at the willingness of readers to make judgment based on a short piece that is only a glimpse of the bigger picture. Part of why I am choosing to homeschool is so that I can have my children with me on my book tour this fall.

We all (Hayden, his little brother and sister Max and Piper, not mentioned) are looking at this year as an adventure. I have told them we will reevaluate at the end of the year and they can return to private school if they want, or we'll keep going.

If you're curious/passionate about/against homeschooling, or just like a good debate, feel free to weigh in.
Comment by Karen Paul-Stern on August 17, 2010 at 7:59am
Jackie, I am so happy to have found your blog. It's absolutely beautiful. I'm sitting here, tears running down my face, and remembering my 4th child, who was 5 days old when he died. I've always thought that the only thing harder than losing a baby would be to lose an older child. I, too, think of myself as a mother of four, although the world thinks of me as a mother of three. Sending you soul and strength for your journey, which I look forward to sharing online.
Comment by Rebecca Rasmussen on August 17, 2010 at 6:46am
I'm sorry too, Jackie. :)
Comment by E Victoria Flynn on August 16, 2010 at 9:48pm
Jackie, I'm so sorry.
Comment by Beth Winegarner on August 16, 2010 at 9:38pm
Thanks, Meg!
Comment by Meg Waite Clayton on August 16, 2010 at 4:32pm
>Meg, you don't look nearly old enough to have a child in college!

Oh, you are my friend! As is soft afternoon lighting. The good news is Random House isn't making me do a new author photo for the new book. :-)

Congrats, Beth!!!
Comment by Jackie Moore on August 16, 2010 at 3:14pm
Recovering from and reveling in the wonderful event held in memoriam of my son Jordan. Friends and family came together to celebrate what would/should have been his 21st birthday. I write about it on my blog in a piece entitle, "Express Yourself"

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