Mary Jo Tate has been homeschooling for 13 years, the last 9 of them as a single mom. When her husband left in 2001, she was deeply committed to remaining at home with her sons (then ages 9, 6, 4½, and 6 months) and continuing to homeschool them. Working from home while bringing up a family and homeschooling can seem like an overwhelming task, so she has developed powerful strategies that cut through the chaos and get results.
Mary Jo has been an international editor and book coach for nearly 25 years (www.WriteAGreatBook.com). She is the author of Critical Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Getting Started as a Freelance Editor, and How Do You Do It All? Balancing Family Life and Home Business in the Real World. Her articles on homeschooling and single parents have appeared in Homeschooling Today and Family Reformation magazines, her tips for work-family balance were included in a Focus on the Family article, and she was featured in Debbie LaChusa’s book The Career-at-Home Mom. She has been interviewed on American Family Radio and HSLDA’s Home School Heartbeat radio show and is the host of the Homeschool Spotlight program for the Homeschool Channel.
Mary Jo has a heart to help, encourage, and inspire other homeschoolers, especially single parents. She desires for her life to be a testimony of God’s faithfulness. Through God’s grace, her children are growing, learning, and flourishing at home. She wouldn’t want it any other way!
“Thank you for addressing the challenges of single parent homeschooling. It was a blessing and encouragement.” — Sandy, N/A