For the past 25 years, I have homeschooled and raised my own five children. The last four years, I have tutored children aged 4-12 in a variety of subjects. My children and I have volunteered at a local nursing home serving in their ice cream parlor as well as getting to know the residents personally. I have arranged for a variety of groups to come and perform for the residents such as children's choir, piano recitals, violin recitals, etc. I have enjoyed taking children to local parks, plays, musicals and museums. I love reading to kids and teaching through regular day-to-day discussions. Most recently, I have been caring for a 9-month-old, precious little girl. Her mom and I have a very good relationship. It is so important that children also know that they are loved and cared for.