Staci Allen is a homeschooling mom of two children whom she has homeschooled all the way through from Kindergarten through high school. She is nearing the end of her homeschooling journey and has loved every year of it, even the ups and downs. Staci has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois and works as a home health social worker in addition to homeschooling her children. She is grateful for the flexibility in schooling and the family time that homeschooling has provided. The ability to craft her children’s education allowed each child time and space to try a variety of curriculums, programs, co-ops, and extra-curriculars over the years, as well as allowed time for various field trips, vacations, and experiences that they would not have had being in traditional school. Staci believes that homeschooling allows parents to provide the type of education that they know that their child needs, since parents are the best source of knowledge on their children, and that it allows children to learn in ways that meet their individual and unique needs. She believes that homeschooling looks different for each family and that is the beauty of it.