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Considering Adoption, Part 1: An Interview with Mary Ostyn

Vol. 107, Prg. 31–35
October 17–21, 2011

Think relationships. Think quality time together. Think playing games and reading out loud. These are just some of the tips from Mary Ostyn, homeschooling mom of 10 and adoptive mother of six, as she shares with host Mike Smith on this week’s program. Don’t miss out on this inside look at how a family balances homeschool and relationships—and grows closer together through it all!

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All My Children
Growing a Family
Coming Home to Homeschooling
Where Do You Begin?
Just Keep Homeschooling


Mary Ostyn

Mary Ostyn

Mary Ostyn and her high school sweetheart are homeschooling parents of 10 children, the oldest two of whom are married and the youngest of whom is in first grade. Six of her children were adopted, from Ethiopia and Korea. Ostyn’s first book, A Sane Woman’s Guide to Raising a Large Family, was published in 2008. Her second book, Family Feasts for $75 a Week, was featured on Good Morning America as one of the best cookbooks of 2009. Mary blogs at http://owlhaven.net. She and her husband are expecting their first grandchild in February, 2012. Her favorite night of the week is Sunday, when all her children come home for dinner.

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