Screen Name: SurroundedByLove
Name & Age: Carolyn, 45
DH Name & Age: Ed, 51
Children: Names/Ages: 22, 19, 17, 15, 13, 11, 9, 8, 7 (x2), 4, 3, 10 mos.
Location: North Prairie, Wisconsin (outside Milwaukee)
Notable physical characteristics :
Strongest personality traits: Totally Undaunted by everything. Sense of humor
Weakest personality traits:
Favorite sayings: What can we learn from this?
I have one [a child] of those.
Describe family life : Busy – coming and going. Exploratory. Controlled chaos
Needs of the character: Sleep
Reason for Homeschooling: Best way to keep track of everyone. Could you imagine trying to plan parent-teacher conferences? I’d be at the school for a month.
Educational Approach: Unschooling
Education/career: Dropped out of high school in 10th grade to study on own. After hs graduation, completed 2 yrs of college on line. Worked as radio announcer.
DH Education/career: Wildlife management
Interests and hobbies: Gardening, videography
Children’s extra curricular:
Religion: Traditional Protestant
Financial situation: I have 13 children. How do you think my finances are?
Vehicle: 15 passenger van
Neighborhood: Big house, rural town
Most valued possession: Sanity
What drives your character: Diapers and laundry
Conflict resolution technique: Find the humor and let it go
Soapbox: Quiver full
Philosophy on life: If that’s the worst thing that happens today, we’ll call it a good day.