About the author

Yes, in a way, it’s about me.

But it’s not only about my life as a homeschooler and father, but about life in general. Homeschooling is how we choose to educate our kids, but we are first and foremost a family, and I hope these posts will benefit your family, no matter your educational choices. I specifically mention dads as I strongly support the unique role fathers play in the lives of their children.

I am a father of 3, two we are currently homeschooling and one in college, and I’ve been married 18 years to my beautiful wife Lia. I’m a musician, teacher, and writer.

For information on my musical career, you can visit www.ap88keys.com.

10 thoughts on “About the author

    • Hi and so sorry it took so long for me to respond! We started homeschooling as a leap of faith as well as a respond to problems we saw in our son. I left public school teaching and found all the resources I could online, joined a support group, read books on homeschooling and read articles from magazines about homeschooling. Most important was making sure my family was on board for the journey, and that this was more than a educational decision, it was a lifestyle decision.

    • Hello and sorry for the delay in responding! Thanks so much for the compliment. We’ve been using Classical Conversations for the last year and I’ve really grown to appreciate the concept. There’s really no program doing exactly what Classical Conversations (aka CC) is doing by combining community based support with rigorous academic standards. Feel free to email me to discuss more about the program. (homeschooldaddy@yahoo.com)

  1. Sounds like a lot. Would you suggest it for a single mother? I was considering to take my daughter out of public schools. Shes very smart scored an 88 out of 90% on pbs gifted testing. But her behavior in the class room is defiant and stubborn often. At home I keep her occupied, she likes to write and read and arts and crafts. she does not play with others her age group well. She just turned 7. And reads better than my 5th grade son. What you think?

  2. Nia, even as a dad in a two parent home, I can confidently say that I believe every family can homeschool, even single parents. In my Classical Conversations group in which I tutor weekly, there are at least two single moms that not only homeschool, they tutor and help support other families. Of course every situation is different, so I would encourage you to look up a local or state homeschool association and connect with some parents that know all the things you need to consider before making such an important decision. I’d be glad to ask the single moms I work with if they would be open to conversing with you via e-mail about how they do it.

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  4. Hi there, I’m currently looking for homeschool dads for a TV project I’m casting. Could you drop me a line so I can tell you more and see if it might be a fit?

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