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AT HOME

KATIE RING written by lauren rogers photos by shaun ring

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atie Ring is not just a full-time stay-at-home mom, home-school teacher extraordinaire and business owner of The Homeschool Style, she is a super hero to her two kiddos, Carson, (12), and Amy, (10), and an inspiration to us all. “I feel like I have three full-time jobs, but I love every second of it!” she exclaims. A typical day in the life of this supermom, or super-family rather, involves an early start for Katie to work on her business and prepare for the day while the kids are still asleep. Each kid does online curriculum independently, while the other works one-on-one with Katie on various focuses. Other key components of their day include read-aloud time and hands-on activities. After school, the kids get playtime until dinner without screens as Katie catches up on classroom planning, then family dinner, and free time for all until bedtime. “We keep a pretty loose schedule,” says Katie. She continues, “Remember being bored as a kid? My husband, (real estate broker and commercial/ advertising photographer, Shaun Ring,) and I joke as we look back on those days fondly. We want to make sure that our lives have enough space in them that there’s room for exploration and for the kids to enjoy being kids.” For this close-knit family of four, favorite activities vary from child to child, parent to parent. Just one example, Amy loves to build with Legos and Minecraft, play badminton and she has a particular love of cooking while Carson loves to create by writing stories, making movies and learning animation. Together, Carson and Amy enjoy spending time in their backyard clubhouse, playing with their

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