About Kathy


Why is a homeschooling and homesteading blog named “busybirder”?

I love birding, but these days, I bird in the moment.

I pause for turkeys in the road and bald eagles flying overhead (“eyes on the road, eyes on the road”).

My heart soars to hear our bobolink flutter and gurgle, the woodcock spiral downwards, and our resident bittern call his “wonk-a-chunk”.

Meanwhile, my hands are busy raising veggies and chickens and children.

Black Duck at Summer Camp


I have a B.S. in Biology, M.Ed. in Science Education, and I am certified to teach Life Science, grades 7-12, and Science, grades 5-9. Honestly, it was the work I did as an Educational Technician in a Special Education Classroom that gave me the tools to teach my own kids, especially my son with Asperger’s Syndrome. I’ve been homeschooling them for over 6 years now and they are freshmen in high school.

Goal of blog

My goal is to help families to start homeschooling. As I write posts from my experiences, I look forward to hearing from my readers and to use those questions to direct future posts. Then, you’ll make me a better writer and I hope to help you with your kids’ education. My kids have given me so much joy through this process of homeschooling, especially as they get older and our relationships mature. I would like for you to experience this too.

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