Before becoming a mother, JAMIE ERICKSON worked as an elementary school teacher. She decided to homeschool her daughter after her first child became five years old. She went on to have four more children, all of whom she educates at home. Jamie is a popular education blogger and the founder of The Unusual Homeschool. Her website, social media outlets, and blog inspire and equip a global community of more than 50,000 homeschooling women. She has contributed to several homeschool magazines.