Karin Katherine

Your family is…

Name 5 homeschool products you cannot live without.
laminator, color copy machine, Homeschool Tracker, computer, and Interactive Whiteboard

When you were little, what did you want to do when you grew up?
Be a mom and a vet

How many houses have you lived in?

Favorite Bible verse?
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Are you an introvert or extrovert? How do you know?
Introvert. I refuel by being alone. I was told that is how you can tell the difference. Extroverts refuel by being around people.

What kind of homeschooler are you?

Do you have an accent?
hmmm, I don’t know. Do I?

Favorite dessert?
anything with sugar is my favorite

What are you good at?
vacation planning & organizing!

What are you horrible at?
meal planning

Reviews by Karin: Sequential Spelling

The Sequential Spelling program is based upon the concept of teaching children to spell the same way many of them learned to read—through word families, or “rimes.” Although there are other spelling programs that build off of this belief one of the most important differences in the AVKO (Audio-Visual-Kinesthetic-Oral) approach is that the workbook or […]

Yeah for Karin!!

We have a very exciting addition to the already fabulous speaker line-up of the 2009 conference … our very own Karin Katherine! As this is Karin’s very first homeschool conference speaking engagement, I hope you will join us for her session titled The Best Online Tools. As home educators the world is literally at your […]

Featured Homeschooler: Karin

Please welcome this week’s Featured Homeschooler Karin from Mommy Matters and Passport Academy Homeschool! Tell us about your family. We are a family of four living in Florida. We have fraternal twin boys who are five years old and two girls. The oldest is three and the youngest is 6 months. My husband is a […]



Review Specialist

Greetings from Sunny Florida! My name is Karin Taylor and I’ve been married for the past 8 years to a hardworking Road Warrior who has become a wonderful homeschooling advocate and my biggest supporter. After years of infertility struggles we are blessed to have four incredible miracles—fraternal twin boys (age 5), a spunky 3 year old daughter (who refers to her older brothers as “my boys”), and a newborn daughter (also known as “cutie pie”) who is our only child to sleep through the night at 7 weeks and not have colic!

I view homeschooling as an incredible gift to me, as well as our children. I feel extremely blessed to be able to stay at home while homeschooling our children and though it keeps my desk messy and my plastic tubs overflowing, I wouldn’t have it any other way! I truly enjoy learning alongside my children (I guess you could say I have developed a lifelong love of learning) and our varied schedule also includes as much travel with their Road Warrior father as possible. I hope our very eclectic homeschool style will be an asset to Heart of the Matter readers. I feel my love of all things homeschool and natural “research prone personality” make me a good fit for “Review Specialist” (had to work in my fancy title somehow!) and a very enthusiastic one at that!

There are so many great resources out there available to homeschoolers today. It is my personal hope that the books, products, curriculum and membership websites I review will give other mothers the encouragement they need to continue to teach their children at home and provide that extra boost their child may need, at just the right time, to instill a lifelong love of learning.

When I’m not busy with all things homeschooling I enjoy going to bible study at our church, participating in MOPS, reading, trying my hand at freelance writing, connecting with friends through the internet, photographing my family, scrapbooking, and traveling. It’s my dream to one day homeschool across the USA in an RV—or live on a beach in Costa Rica for 6 months while the whole family becomes bilingual!

Please visit Karin at Mommy Matters.

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