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About Me

My name is Shelli Bond Pabis. For over seven years, I wrote a newspaper column about daily life, homeschooling and motherhood. My non-fiction has appeared in numerous publications as well as on the local radio.

This work led me to be invited to become the Senior Editor at home / school / life magazine, which I helped launch in the Spring of 2014. I have contributed dozens of articles, columns, and other work to this magazine and blog. I’m happy to see that the work I did there continues to inspire people.

Before I was married, I earned a B.A. in English, and I held several jobs that required a lot of organization skills -- skills that are helpful as a homeschool mom. I also lived in Japan for a year, London for six months, and I visited several foreign countries, including India. Traveling was the best teacher I ever had.

Now my main focus is homeschooling my two boys, which I do in partnership with my husband. As a history professor, he's been supportive of giving our boys an education at home because he's met former homeschooled students in his classes.

I have written my personal blog, Mama of Letters, for over ten years, and there I have chronicled my experiences homeschooling my two boys. As my boys get older, the blog has turned into a monthly journal, and I'm sharing the nitty gritty of our homeschool course of study in my store.

Now I'm offering Live Zoom Sessions. I want to offer my support and experience as so many people are exploring home education.

Homeschooling has given me the chance to get the education I always wanted, and I have found that living a life full of curiosity and exploration makes me a happy person. I hope it will do the same for you, but feel free to contact me if you want someone to talk to about concerns for your own family. I don't think homeschooling is the best choice for everyone.

You can learn more about our homeschool here. If you find my work beneficial, please share it with others. Thank you!