In the beginning, as I frantically thrust myself into the world of homeschooling, my natural proclivity was to stir up in my children a passion for science that matched my own. Most of my college years had been spent as a pharmacy and kinesiology major before I decided to change direction and pursue a career in writing and I eventually earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Although I knew I was called to write and speak, science was “my thing,” and I wanted it to be my children’s thing too. I was insistent they learn science the right way, using the Charlotte Mason methods I knew to be effective.
However, what I desired to happen and what actually did happen were miles apart. Let’s open a window to the past so you can catch a glimpse of my own beleaguered experiences as a mom trying to wade through the different science programs offered. You’ll soon come to understand why and how I created Apologia’s Young Explorer Series.