Elissa Williams

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Elissa Williams

My mind doesn’t shut down much, never has. I designed cross stitch patterns, quilted, did all kinds of complicated stitchery to keep me sane when my kids were little. Played the piano and after Jocelyn turned 5 threw myself into becoming Jingles the clown and making it a successful business. All the different types of things you could do with that plus homeschooling all three kids after Jocelyn turned 7 kept me busy. After the economy took a nose dive in Mississippi my clowning business and then my marriage went down the tubes.  I shut down my business, packed my kids and our belongings into the contents of a minivan and headed to Alabama.  These articles are my story of going from Jingles the clown to award winning physicist in under 5 years.

Stories by Elissa Williams

October has been declared National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It happens to men as well as women and children, rich or poor, educated or not...
Every college has different rules and different names for dual enrollment programs but they are prevalent throughout the nation. Some colleges offer...
Make a list of what you want your child’s education to accomplish for him or her and your family. Here is my example list for my oldest...
Socialization: this is such a hot button for me. I have been asked that one question thousands of times over the last sixteen years of homeschooling...
Question from Reader: I have always wondered what it is like for homeschooled people when they enter the adult world, where bullying, popularity,...
I had entered college thinking I was too old to do anything really technical so I decided to major in math education with the goal of teaching high...
Have you ever heard of the saying a snowball’s chance? I have pretty much been given that chance many times in my life. This is one instance...
As a person who returned to school at age thirty-five, with three teenagers, worked a full-time job, and earned a physics degree, I understand what...
I have always had some female complications, which after years of hormones, finally came down to having to have an emergency hysterectomy during the...
Today I received a note that said: I just wanted to tell you that your stories about coming out of an abusive marriage really hit home. I felt a...
Today would have been my twenty-first wedding anniversary. When we met, he was working for my mother’s furniture factory, and then he found a...
Tonight my son, Stanley, went to a meeting about his upcoming high school graduation. He never attended public school. He is in his fifth semester at...
“On November 16, 2009 the Board approved a plan to closeout Honor Flight Tennessee Valley after an added Honor Flight #11 on May 29, 2010. Any...
Due to the economic conditions, my company’s contracts took a big reduction in scope. This company didn’t take the easy way out and lay...
The simple things in life. The struggle with bills seems never ending. I am still borrowing from Peter to pay Paul. I always figured if I made this...