As a long-standing member of NYCHEA and a veteran homeschooler, Laurie has been interviewed on public radio, public television, by the New York Times, and by Le Point Magazine. Laurie also teaches poetry and creative writing to children. She created this website in honor of the children and this beautiful city we call New York.
|"Your site is just ... heaven sent. I did spend more time on it when we first started a few weeks ago, and then throughout the past few weeks here and there, but I have once again been reading all the gold nuggets of information since yesterday. Your treasure trove of information commands respect.
You must have been thanked countless times.
Please add my appreciation and admiration to the collection!"
| – Cecilia (homeschooling mom)
|"Thank you so much for all of the work and dedication to your emails and the website! I am a home school child who is now about to start home schooling her children Ė and I am thankful for the generous help from yourself and others!
| – Jessica (homeschooling mom)
|"Hi there! Iím new to your site, but I loved seeing all the resources you have compiled and shared! Thank you!"
| – Katie (homeschooling mom)
|"My name is Santina and I am a Science teacher for some wonderful students at Craft Central Schools in Virginia . We are currently studying Astronomy and I just wanted to let you know that we have been using your page of Science Resources. It's been so helpful for our project in class. My students just absolutely loved your site!"
"Thank you for sharing these links to home school parents. I am really pleased about the number of links in addition to the great content available on Math & Economics Resources. Such a big help for a busy single dad like me. I'd usually spend hours online looking for a good resource until I discovered your website. It was a breeze going through your page – you really did a good job here. Now your site is just a click away from my bookmark."
| – Jacob (homeschooling dad)
I just wanted to thank you for your Limitless!!! supply of web sites and info. I had been playing ' fill in the gaps' when I realized that there were some topics that should have been covered in school before I started homeschooling Nickolas, yet were never addressed! Your resources have been invaluable to us.
You should receive the "Home schooling-God-Bless-You-What-Would-We-Do-Without-You" award!
| – Annette (homeschooling mom)
"I wanted to thank you for your reassuring and informative website on homeschooling. I share your opinions, which were on your personal information page, about how you believe family time is important and that there is so much time wasted in public education.
I am moving to NYC in a couple of months, and when I read the homeschooling requirements in NY, I thought to myself, 'There's no way I can do this.' I panicked, thinking of how dreadful this move was going to be for my 12-year-old son, who would have to change schools in addition to moving to a new city. But after reading your website, which explained the requirements and gave tips on how to get started, I know I can do it, and I believe that there is no better city to be in for home schooling than New York City. Your advice has completely changed my feelings about homeschooling, and I now see the potential for the experience to enrich not just my son's life, but my own! Thank you so much!"
| – Ronda Bumgardner, Dallas, Texas
"We are doing homeschooling this year (our first year), and the information you provide on your web is wonderful, and has been extremely helpful. Thanks."
| – Guy Farber, homeschooling parent
"Thanks for your great site. I have found a lot of important info there."
| – Nadezhda, homeschooling parent
"I just wanted to thank you for such a thorough site. Without your site I would have been at a loss as to how to begin my homeschooling journey! Thank you for all the samples you provide and the loads of information. I went to the Homeschooling office and hand delivered my LOI, within five days I received my IHIP forms. We're homeschooling for a week now, and all is going very well. My entire family thanks you!!"
| – New homeschooling parent
"You should win an award for the most comprehensive home school website... there is so much to explore on there and I'm thoroughly enjoying it... getting lots of new ideas. A great service to the homeschooling community. Many thanks!!! "
| – Homeschooling parent
"You are a lifesaver! This is an awesome site. Everything is
easy. You have the right questions with the correct answers.
I have looked at many sites for help but your site wins hands
I have been looking for a sample of the IHIP but was unable to
find one until now. Thank you very much. It is so
| – Grateful parent
"I think your website is great. I shall definitely add it to my favorites!"
| – Donny Sahusilawani, homeschooling parent
"Full of information for those who are homeschooling or considering taking their child from school."
| – Valerie Fitzenreiter, author of The Unprocessed Child: Living without School
"What a great resource for all families."
| – Holly Nedelka, Director, (retired) Child's Play
"What a great resource!"
| – Isaac Graves, Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO)
|"Such a treasure and gift to the homeschooling community."
|– Jennifer Dees, homeschooling parent, on chialist. Read the complete posting
|Read some testimonials from parents, educators, and students about Laurie's teaching