O Pioneers! A Personal History of Homeschooling

Part 2 of a 6 part Back-to-School series.

From the archives as we head “back to school.”

For the month of August we will be revisiting some of our most popular alternative education, homeschool, independent learning posts.

You can read the first post in this series here: Just RELAX already! Relaxed Homeschooling, How We Began.

For the next post (Part 3) in this series click here: Thanks, Mom! Encouragement for Homeschooling Moms.

© Una-Melina // Worthy Books & Things, 2013.


I was one of the original ‘Pioneers’ of the home school movement back in 1983. My daring parents, former hippies, current musicians and artists, saved by grace out of the miry clay had such a dramatic testimony of God’s goodness that churches often asked them to come and share their story of salvation and family redemption.

We were a very creative and musical family and so we were invited to share our music as well at many churches and various Christian events around America, Ontario and the Caribbean. It was when the invitations became so many and wide spread that it made full-time travel with their five school-aged children a necessity that my parents decided home education was the best option for our family.

Thus I had the joy and privilege of learning at home, or on the road from grade five through high school graduation. I learned much from…

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