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Erin Loechner

For us, it helps to know our “why.” We’ve discussed our clear reasons as a couple, and from there, we like to allow extended family a voice, but not necessarily a vote. In other words, we’re always open to discussing our reasoning in a gentle, firm and confident manner. There are a myriad of “whys” it works for us – flexibility and freedom, travel schedules, new ways to challenge young minds with opportunities that wouldn’t necessarily be available within the 4 walls of a classroom. And when the concept of socialization inevitably comes up, I always like to quote the ironic reminder of every public school teacher I’d ever had: “You’re not here to socialize!”