Four years ago, I was feeling lonely. Actually, "distraught" might be a better term for my situation. I had tried valiantly to find a local support group that would fit, but the few that were nearby were either extremely politically divisive or so flaky that you never knew if anyone would even show up for planned events. My online search wasn't much more fruitful. Most forums I frequented felt more like radical indoctrination camps than homeschool support groups, and I was so frustrated that the discussions of curriculum seemed centered around only a few main publishers.
And thus, SecularHomeschool.com was born in April of 2009. It was definitely a gamble, especially since I had practically convinced myself that I might be the one lone person in the world not homeschooling for solely religious reasons.
But, it was quite thrilling to watch how quickly the little site grew, and grew, and grew. Thanks to the constant sponsorship of Time4Learning
, the help of two incredibly hard-working homeschooling moms who came on board as admins, and the wonderful community of respect, common sense, and tolerance that each and every one of you have created, SHS became the "little engine that could."
And now, I'm here to announce that we've just bypassed the 10,000 member mark!!
Thank you to Time4Learning
, Vocabulary Spelling City
, and all of our other sponsors. Thank you to pandahoneybee and aandwsmom who keep things running so smoothly around here. And thank you to our members who have made this journey such a fulfilling one. I couldn't be prouder of this site and all the people it represents.