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Blogging for Latino Homeschoolers
Volume 118, Program 31
1/20/2013
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Homeschooling can provide a wonderful environment to teach your children about your family’s cultural heritage. Join host Mike Smith and his guest Monica Olivera, homeschool mom and founder of the blog MommyMaestra. That’s this week on Home School Heartbeat.

Mike Smith:
Our guest this week is Monica Olivera, a homeschool mom and founder and publisher of the blog MommyMaestra. Monica, welcome to the program today!

Monica:
Thank you so much. I’m happy to be here.

Mike:
Monica, in 2010 you launched the MommyMaestra blog to be an online resource for other Latino homeschoolers. Can you tell us more about MommyMaestra?

Monica:
Sure, MommyMaestra, as you said, was started when I first began homeschooling my own daughter, and now it is an education site, not only for Latino homeschoolers but also for parents, Latino parents, who just want to get more involved in their children’s education, as well as bilingual ed teachers.

Mike:
Well, this site sounds like a great resource! Now, why did you personally decide to homeschool your family?

Monica:
Well, when we moved to our small town here in North Carolina, we discovered, when it was time for my daughter to start school, that we lived in a failed school district, and we really weren’t happy with any of the choices that we had in our area and decided that homeschooling would be the best choice for us.

Mike:
Well, Monica, that’s a great reason to homeschool! And next time we’ll talk about the importance of cultural heritage. And until then, I’m Mike Smith.


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