I first encountered Carol’s website when I was doing a search on homeschooling very, very active boys. (Probably in the middle of the night when I start stressing about David becoming big enough to “do school” with us.) So I was thrilled when I attended my first homeschool conventions this last Spring, Carol was one of the speakers. Her session “If I’m Diapering the Watermelon Then Where Did I Put the Baby?” talking about the highly distractable mother was the first one I went to.
It was when she was giving practical solutions to problems moms face, that I thought “I have to feature her this summer for my Homeschool Portrait project!” I was shocked when I emailed her asking if I could interview her for my blog that she actually emailed me back, and had no problem talking to a small time blogger like me.
When I was in her session at the convention, I loved her very practical, and sometimes hysterical helps for moms trying to teach their kids. She was joking (I think, but probably not) about the dilemma many mothers face of never being able to use the bathroom alone. She said she solved this problem in her house by hanging a wipe board in her bathroom and saying that any child who enters a bathroom that she is using will be drilled on fractions. No one ever bothered her in the bathroom anymore. She’s sooo funny. Unlike my other featured moms this summer, she’s written a few books out there as well. You can click on them to get a closer look if you like: