Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Move Over Whoopi. It's HomeschoolView.TV!

I guess technically, my role as the fiddler in Fiddler on the Roof way back in 1980 was my real acting debut.  That role required that I wear a beard...and men's pants.  And that I climb onto a rickety roof.  In the dark.  With a violin.  I try not to think about it too often.

I've never really felt terribly comfortable in front of an audience.  Or in front of the camera.  But despite my lack of meaningful experience, I was recently given one more shot at "fame."   Several months ago, Alpha Omega Publications, a homeschool curriculum publisher, created HomeschoolView.TV,  a series of informational "TV" episodes for homeschoolers.  The episodes cover a broad range of topics that AOP hopes will both encourage and inform families at all stages of the homeschool journey.  We taped twelve episodes while I was in IA last month...this was one of the the first.  I think I look just a wee bit "out of my element," but I think maybe with a bit more practice I could give the ladies at "The View" a run for their money!

In this episode, we discussed the advantages and disadvantages of being involved with a homeschool co-op.   Arby raised one of the potential "down-sides" in a post a couple of weeks ago.  Fortunately, not all co-ops are run with the same mindset that Arby experienced in one of the groups in his area.  In fact, as you'll hear in the video, homeschool co-ops can offer many benefits to homeschool families!!  

So what do you think?  Should I send my resumé to Barbara Walters?


  1. Well done. This is the closest we've come to actually meeting in person!

  2. Arby, now you just have to do a video, then I can "meet" you!! :-)

  3. Wow. You know I really enjoyed two of these videoes yesterday, but totally missed that fact that it was *you*. Thanks for the advice! Hope you're doing a bunch more. :-)

  4. Thanks, Cindy!! These were so much fun to do!! We recorded about 12 of them last month! So there are LOTS more coming!! Stay tuned! :-)