I'm Diane Hopkins, mom of 7 children and in my 25th year of the wonderful adventure of homeschooling! I now have 8 grandchildren, too—so fun! I love living in the country, growing my garden, cooking naturally, and focusing on my family. I'm the author of Happy Phonics, a national award-winning phonics program, and several other homeschool books. I also design modest swimsuits (see below). I'm passionate about the subject of educating kids in a fun and loving way!
Your homeschool blog is so encouraging and I appreciate it so much. I met you several years ago — I’ve always been so impressed with you and grateful for your wisdom and the graceful way that you share it.
I need the window on life called Heart to Heart because it touches my heart and helps me be a better wife and mommy.
Thank you a million times over for your homeschool blog! Whenever I need a "shot in the arm", I come to your blog to read what you are up to. I always feel refreshed and ready to go at it again. I love the recipes! I love the parenting advice! Your approach to homeschooling and your attitude about teaching your children is sparkling and contagious! Thank you so much for your homeschool blog! It is SO appreciated!
—Rian, New York
I love your homeschool blog! Thanks for sharing your experience and your tender mothering example with your readers. I feel like I know you, like you are a good friend, an understanding friend, because of your homeschool blog. May God bless!
—Jean, Los Angeles
I read a lot of homeschool blogs, but I have to say that yours really makes me feel like I can do it, can homeschool, can raise good kids, can make it. Thanks!
I don't spend a lot of time reading email or surfing the net—too busy with kids—but your homeschool blog has brought a breath of fresh air into my day, and helps me with new ideas, ways to handle my kids, and what to cook for dinner, even!
You must be reading my mind! Whenever I am concerned about something, or needing some advice, it seems you address it on your blog. Your experience is so valuable to me! Keep it up!
Thanks for being you Diane. Whenever I need a pick me up I read your blog and it really helps me to keep going, and try new things.
You have been the most influential person in my whole homeschool journey. I am so thankful for all the things that you wrote and did to encourage and guide me as a new (and now old-ish) home school mom.