My name is Kathryn, but you can call me Katie. I was raised as the only child of two right-brained psychotherapists. I’m married to Dane, a creative (but incredibly logical and practical) Viking guy from Florida who balances out my ADD and surges of emotional intensity. We have a little girl, Kora, and currently live on a farm that was started by my great-grandparents in the middle of Nowhere-On-The-Outskirts-of-Extremely-Small-Town Mississippi. Sometimes things fall apart out here in a manner reminiscent of the Chevy Chase film, “Funny Farm,” but we love it anyway. I’m a Southern girl who’s not really all that Southern (though my family is). While I am working towards my Masters degree in English and Creative Writing, I am also teaching Zumba classes, writing my own material and trying to get people around me into healthy lifestyle changes (not such an easy thing in Mississippi). I love movies, books, the arts, healthy cooking, and people watching. I am a Christian who is not afraid of feelings, and I dabble in fiction. This blog is about being real, and not worrying about the labels making sense (as you can see from my bio, my labels don’t make too much sense–bet yours don’t either!) I hope you’ll follow me as I write where I am.
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Hi Katie, I came across your work on Hip Homeschool Moms. My kids went to a Waldorf school in their later elementary years. My son was overwhelmed at public school with minimal recess time and various curriculum issues. My son struggled to learn to read and I had to work with him extensively. He’s now 21 and doing very well. However, in that time, I’ve developed a special tool to help kids to learn to read fluently. As well, I’ve written a collection of children’s books that I’m sure your homeschool community would appreciate. And I’ve written an extensive research article on why the English writing system is so hard for our children to grasp. Note, Finland’s writing system fosters early reading; ours does not. If you have a moment, please check out the videos and research on my website at Noahtext.com. I think your community could truly benefit from this tool and information. Thanks so much! Sarah P.S. I love your writing!
Hi Sarah! Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog! I would be interested to learn about your reading/writing system. I’m by no means an expert on the subject, though I am certified in Wilson Reading and have worked with dyslexic students in the past. I will check out your page later today!
Thanks, Katie! It means a lot! I’m trying to engage as many people as possible about this issue. I truly believe my tool has the potential to greatly heighten reading proficiency in this country, which in turn will create a more educated society! So, please pass the word! As Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Take care, Sarah