With a love of literature, and a library card she’s not afraid to use, Karen has devoted herself to educating her children at home. Armed with a big cup of coffee, ‘A Charlotte Mason Primer,’ ‘The Read-Aloud Handbook’ and a tattered copy of “The Complete Tightwad Gazette” she set out to raise kids with a love of books and learning, while managing the budget of a family of 6 on (mostly) one income. At one point she was teaching high school, middle school, elementary and pre-school! “Use It up, Wear it out, Make it Do, or Do Without” was not just a magnet on the refrigerator, it was a way of life! Now with two through college, a high schooler and a middle schooler, she feels she is equipped with the passion and time to share her experience with others on the adventure of homeschooling.