Deborah Wuehler is the Senior Editor and Director of Production here at The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. She considers herself an ordinary homeschool mom-with one exception: she has an extra-ordinary God. She has eight children aged 4 to 21: several ordinary children, a few gifted, a couple of struggling learners, and one special needs child. Deborah’s mission is this: “To point other homeschoolers to the Lord in all they do, think, and feel and to confirm that they, too, can find everything they need for life, godliness-and homeschooling-in their knowledge of Him. (2 Peter 1:3,4)
Todd Wilson, author of Help! I’m Married to a Homeschooling Mom and The Official Book of Homeschooling Cartoons, is a dad, writer, conference speaker, and former pastor. Todd’s humor and gut-honest realness have made him a favorite speaker at homeschool conventions across the country and a guest on Focus on the Family. His articles have appeared in various magazines. Christianity Today also posts his weekly column (The Familyman Weekly) on their website. Todd and his wife Debbie, along with their eight children spend several months of the year traveling the country encouraging moms and dads. His humor, realness, and straight talk to men (and women) have become his trademark.
Diana Waring, author of Beyond Survival, Reaping the Harvest, and History Revealed curriculum, discovered years ago that “the key to education is relationship.” Beginning in the 80s, Diana homeschooled her children through high school—providing the real-life opportunities to learn how kids learn. Mentored by educators whose focus was to honor Him who created all learners, and with an international background (born in Germany, B. A. in French), Diana has been enthusiastically received by audiences on four continents.
Hal and Melanie Young
Hal and Melanie Young are the authors of Raising Real Men, the Christian Small Publishers 2011 Book of the Year and parents of six real boys and two real girls who’ve been homeschooled from the beginning. Hal and Melanie served on the Board of Directors of North Carolinians for Home Education for over 14 years, including three terms as President for Hal. They have published articles with Homeschooling Today, Homeschool Digest, TEACH Magazine, Homeschool Enrichment and The Old Schoolhouse Magazine. Hal and Melanie have made more than 50 media appearances across the country and are sought after conference speakers who draw standing-room-only crowds with their mix of entertaining cross-banter and practical, powerful Scriptural principles. The Youngs live in noisy familial bliss in North Carolina.