About This Blog

Blog, She Wrote: Welcome

The Purpose of Blog, She Wrote

My name is Heather Woodie and this blog is the online home of Cedar Lane Academy, our homeschool in upstate NY.

  • I started Blog, She Wrote in April, 2007 to share with our families far away the things we were doing in our homeschool.
  • Since then I have found a niche in sharing with others our brand of independent & authentic homeschooling.
  • I especially love to encourage homeschooling families in embracing the non-conventional route to educating children.

BlogSheWrote: Unconventional

Educational Experience

I am a homeschooling mom of four children ranging in ages from 16 to 10 with some other experiences in the world of education.

  • BS in Biological Sciences
  • MS in Curriculum and Instruction Secondary Education.
  • Taught middle and high school biology & general science in the Maryland public school system for five years prior to having children.
  • Developed curriculum and staff development for faculty
  • Homeschooling mom for 10 years
  • Write curriculum for our children based on their interests and styles of learning

Blog, She Wrote: How Does a Public School Teacher End Up Homeschooling?

Why Do We Homeschool?

We began homeschooling in January of 2005 when our oldest child was half way through first grade. Homeschooling was not our plan from the beginning, but we quickly realized that a public school setting could not accommodate our son. You can read more about why we chose to homeschool in How Does a Public School Teacher End Up Homeschooling?

Posts I Want You to Read

These are posts which define who we are as homeschoolers and who I am as a blogger. Take the time to read and stick around for more!

The Ultimate Guide to Establishing a Reading Culture in Your Homeschool

Essential Elements of a Home Learning Environment

How to Use Current Events in Your Homeschool

Organizing Your Homeschool Library

Top 10 Toys for Open Ended Play

Popular Pages from Blog, She Wrote

Geography Quests

How to Homeschool with a Kindle

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Sewing in Your Homeschool

Managing the Internet in Your Home

The Ultimate Guide to Coaching Writers in Your Homeschool

Other Services I Provide

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Speaker Information

Homeschool Consulting


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