About

Heather is the author of Heart of a Homeschooler.   Shown here with her husband and best friend Sam.

Heather is the creator and principal author of Northern Gulf Coast Home Educators, Our Lives in Stories, and Heart of a Homeschooler. Shown here with her husband and best friend Sam.

Northern Gulf Coast Home Educators (NGCHE) is a support network for all home educating families in the Deep South. Our format is open and welcoming. Our posts and events are easily accessible to everyone. No membership is required to participate in our activities.

We share information, plan field trips & events, and organize service opportunities for all homeschool families to enjoy. If you see something that interests you, feel free to share it or sign up. Our email and other forms of communication can be found on the Contact Us page.

NGCHE has active pages for both Homeschool and Community Events. Our Service Projects page has started off with a fabulous new ongoing partnership with Victory Teaching Farm in Mobile. Check back soon as new events and opportunities are posted often.

We enjoy meeting new people and working alongside all members of our community. One of our primary goals is to facilitate positive interaction between homeschool families and our local communities. Guests are welcome at our field trips, events, or service projects — even if they don’t homeschool.

We are excited to share the knowledge and experience we’ve gained over many years of home educating. We look forward to watching our group grow, engaging with our local communities, and meeting new friends at the many events and opportunities we have planned for the future.

Thank you for paying us a visit. Your interest and support is appreciated. We hope you are encouraged, entertained and uplifted by what you find, and that you return soon. Feel free to comment on our posts or email us at NorthernGulfCoastHomeEducators@outlook.com.


A Side Note: From time to time, you may read about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or fibromyalgia on our blog. We are deeply empathetic towards homeschool parents suffering from chronic illness or disability of any kind. We walk that road every day and know what it’s like — every mile of it.

From Heather, our founder: “Most of my adult life has been a search for the cause of unrelenting fatigue that developed after my son was born in 1992. I was finally diagnosed with CFS in 2006 after running fevers of unknown origin for well over a year. The day came when I was too weak to work, play, or take care of myself properly. The fibromyalgia diagnosis followed a couple of years later. I recovered briefly after the worst of the episodes; but, repeated relapses have resulted in a ‘one step forward, two steps back’ effect. With lots of rest and help from family, we press on.”

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” – Proverbs 4:23

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. Thank you for following my blog! I am homeschooling three children and have done so for the last four years. It is going to be a challenge with going into the second year of high school. However, I have enjoyed the time that I have spent teaching them. I look forward to reading more about your journey as you are homeschooling as well.

  2. Hello Heather!

    Thanks for following my blog. I hope you find some interesting thing there, and I truly love to make connections with other inspiring people in the blogging world. Your daughter is hopefully still exploring her creative side and musical side, and I think that is fantastic!

    I admire you so much for homeschooling! Although I do not have children yet. I think it is the direction I would go. My background is in environmental education and ESL, so I would love the teaching I think.

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