Cheryl Bastian and her husband Mike have been married 24 years and have seven children, ages twenty-three to eighteen months. Homeschooling since 1993, Cheryl co-founded and led a support group for nine years, creating the organizational framework, planning monthly meetings, scheduling educational opportunities for families, and developing an enrichment cooperative for upper elementary through high school. Cheryl remains active in the homeschooling community as an evaluator, consultant, mentor, and conference coordinator. As an author and speaker, Cheryl encourages parents to embrace the education and training of their children as they journey through life together. In addition to penning articles for The Old Schoolhouse and Homeschooling Today, Cheryl is the author of six books and two unit studies. Her resources are available at www.cherylbastian.com and www.cherylbastian.blogspot.com.